Dir Supply Chain Programs 1

Requisition ID: 20023775

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Rolling Meadows
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (MS) sector is seeking a Director of Global Supply Chain 1 (GSC) for the Navigation, Targeting, and Survivability (NT&S) Division. The location of this position will be Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The Director of GSC will report directly to the Operations Vice President for the NT&S division, and will serve as a key member of the division leadership team. The selected candidate will be a high performing, experienced supply chain leader who is goal-oriented and well equipped to partner with a wide range of internal stakeholders to support corporate, sector, and division objectives, including program performance and business growth. To do this, they will leverage a solid understanding of the Northrop Grumman supply chain and be knowledgeable in the engineering, contracts, manufacturing, information technology, and mission excellence areas and how they impact delivery of supply chain materials and services. The selected candidate will have a proven ability to engage with suppliers to resolve schedule and quality issues, contracts, negotiate pricing, etc., as well as knowledge in compliance areas.   Responsibilities: Implement strategies and actions to ensure timely delivery of materials and subcontract services in support of program needs - Support achievement of division financial commitments - Provide differentiated and affordable supply chain solutions for existing programs and new business pursuits - Drive continuous improvements in supply chain related processes via collaboration with other functions, programs, and the extended supply chain - Ensure compliance with the wide range of regulatory and other requirements and achieve supplier diversity requirements - Share and implement supply chain best practices across the enterprise - Leverage and engage in Enterprise GSC initiatives to optimize supplier management and achieve employee development (Risk Management, Enterprise Supplier Alignment, 1ERP, Global Supplier Diversity, Procurement Manual enhancements, and Organizational Development) - Collaborate with senior level division, BU, and OU executive leadership to understand business requirements - Collaborate with manufacturing, mission assurance, and engineering to ensure successful delivery of material and subcontracted items. ompetitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Basic Qualifications: - Must have one of the following: - Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering, or related field with a minimum of 9 years of applicable experience or a - Master’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering, or related field with a minimum of 7 years of applicable experiencePlus: - Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience including manager of managers - Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance - Must be able to travel as required (up to 25% of the time) - Must be able to work on-site in Rolling Meadows, Illinois
  Preferred Qualifications: - Significant experience in managing a broad range of suppliers and subcontractors including providers of complex components/assemblies, services, and commodities - Experience with DCMA and programs in support of Department of Defense Customers, inclusive of the US Air Force, Navy, and Army - Master’s Degree - Advanced education and evidence of professional development (e.g., CPPM, C.P.M, CSCP, JD, etc.) - Training and/or accreditation in some combination of Agile, Continuous Improvement, Lean, or Six Sigma Black belt - Thought leadership, strategic thinking, change management, and analytical skills - Experience in working with capture teams in developing and submitting competitive and compliant major proposals, including teaming strategies and complex Bill of Material strategies - Experience with a broad range of supply chain issues including risk management, terms and conditions, negotiations, contract types (fixed price and cost type), and post award management - Knowledge and application of supply chain best practices and continuous improvement activities - Strong communication skills with the ability to lead, influence, and collaborate with a diverse set of stakeholders - Experience with specific regulations governing defense contractor supply chain activities (e.g., FAR, DFARS, ITAR, other) - Proficiency using MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). - Sound knowledge of supply chain tools including SAP, eTools, and Business Intelligence systems - Sound knowledge of metrics, performance tracking, and data integrity


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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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