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Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist

Requisition ID: R10065495

  • 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.

The Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Global Supply Chain organization is seeking a knowledgeable Supply Chain Professional to join our Subcontracts Administration team. The primary responsibilities for the successful candidate will be to serve as one of a small group of Subject Matter Experts who interpret, develop, and refine procedures, work instructions, and forms; provide advice and counsel regarding the interpretation and application of company command media and regulatory requirements; and promote awareness and understanding of fundamental concepts and best practices to facilitate organizational compliance and audit readiness.

Specific roles and responsibilities include:

Interfacing and corresponding with suppliers

- Developing sourcing/evaluation strategies

- Supplier identification

- Source selection

- Coordinating export control/security requirements

- Preparing and issuing RFPs with appropriate customer flow downs and terms & conditions

- Conducting bidders’ conferences

- Conducting proposal evaluations

- Conducting negotiations to meet contract/program targets/schedules, and terms and conditions, payment terms for materials & services

- Ensuring compliance with FAR/DFARS regulations and purchasing policies & procedures

- Validating pricing and maintain proper purchase order files with correct documentation

- Management of subcontract agreement modifications, which include coordination of required additions, deletions, or other modifications or formal documented communication to subcontractors

- Arranging and participating in supplier meetings and controlling and reporting supplier progress

- Evaluation of customer RFP's

- In conjunction with the program management teams, develops subcontract RFP's that include Statements of Work, Technical/Quality Specifications, Deliverable Requirements List and Schedules, Performance Assessment Requirements, terms and conditions, proposal preparation and pricing requirements/templates, compliance matrices and supplier profiles

- Preparation of Non-Disclosure Agreements, Teaming Agreements, and Memorandums of Agreement

- Preparation and management of internal step reviews of new opportunities and formal customer proposal preparation

- Analyzes and evaluates subcontractor proposals, negotiates deviations from work statements, schedule, and/or terms and conditions, while working closely with the program management team

- Provides subcontractor pricing, deviations from scope and/or terms and conditions, comprehensive cost analysis and justifications, and technical data assertions to the Business Management Group

- Interacts with Contracts and Pricing Business Division during the proposal preparation phase

- Selects or recommends subcontractors, writes formal awards, processes internal justifications, and documents files in preparation for internal and external audits

- Administers resulting subcontracts, ensuring that all requirements are performed in accordance with the scope of work and delivery schedules.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree and 6+ years of work experience in supply chain, contracts, or business management; government or related experience; will also consider Masters degree and 4+ years of supply chain, contracts, business management or related experience.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written), time management skills, and information management skills
  • Detail oriented, strategic thinking, and analytical
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and people leadership skills; ability to leverage professional relationships
  • Ability to work independently and apply sound judgment to problem solving
  • Proven multitasking ability; resilience when faced with multiple deadlines and competing priorities ​



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Past experience performing successfully in a buying, supply chain planning, or supply chain program management role
  • Active Security Clearance
  • Knowledge of U.S. government and industry supply chain practices
  • Working knowledge of SAP or 1ERP
  • Expertise in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Masters Degree, or other advance degree (e.g. Law degree.)

Salary Range: $79,800 USD - $119,800 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.