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Associate Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist

Requisition ID: R10065487

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

As an Associate Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist for the Navigation, Targeting & Survivability Division you join a team dedicated to providing critical capabilities for aircraft survivability, advanced electronic warfare systems and next generation infrared countermeasures. In this role you will manage and develop strategic/key suppliers and be responsible for source selection from contract proposal to execution phase. This position will be working in our Rolling Meadows, IL facility with an option to telework a couple days a week.

This position is dynamic and challenging, requiring ingenuity, collaboration, and an insatiable drive to make the impossible possible.  We’ll support you with training, employee resource groups, and robust benefits as we work together to defend and define the future.

Essential Functions:

  • Preparing and executing a mixed portfolio of subcontracts
  • Manages performance of subcontracts, ensures compliance with all public law requirements as well as company (and business) policies and procedures including import/export regulations.
  • Identifies strategies and opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through strategic and targeted negotiations.
  • Understanding the buyer and seller’s roles to establish mutually successful business arrangements
  • Specifying solicitations and bid packages
  • Evaluating proposals and negotiating prices/terms
  • Developing and administrating contractual documentation and post awards

Candidates must be able to make sound decisions in a timely manner, display strong interpersonal skills, and have an agile perspective of compliance protocol mandated by regulated industry.

We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. Standard work schedule is a 9/80 with every other Friday off.      

Basic Qualifications for Associate Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist: A candidate, regardless of age and hiring source, must meet ALL of the below criteria. The candidate must possess:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • 0+ years of professional experience in supply chain management, or related fields, to include logistics, manufacturing/project management, business management, or information systems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and self-sufficient time management skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, critical thinking and innovative behaviors in past projects, roles or experiences
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Ability to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated strong leadership skills as well as the ability to multi-task in a challenging environment

  • Professional experience in a regulated industry; to include Aerospace & Defense, Insurance, Financial Services, Telecommunications
  • SAP experience
  • Knowledge of FAR/DFAR

Salary Range: $52,700 USD - $79,100 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.