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Associate Supply Chain Procurement Specialist

Requisition ID: R10064978

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what is possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to deterring and defeating any adversary, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you will have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking an Associate Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist/ Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist to join our growing team of diverse professionals.Responsibilities:
• Sources and procures specialized goods and services
• Owns contractual management for the supplier
• Responsible for source selection from contract proposal to execution phases. Coordinates and collaborates with key stakeholders such as contracts, engineering, quality, supplier development, planning, operations, and program
• Develops subcontract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and/or services. Prepares proposal packages, conducts supplier conferences, and evaluates proposals 
•    Negotiates subcontract provisions, selects or recommends subcontractors, writes awards, and administers resulting subcontracts
• In conjunction with quality organization, evaluates and monitors supplier quality and reliability, as well as supplier ability to support required delivery schedules
• Identifies strategies and opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through strategic and targeted negotiations
• Manages performance of subcontracts, ensures compliance with all public law requirements as well as company (and business) policies and procedures including import/export regulations
• Employs sound business practices and assesses supplier performance as part of follow up activities.
•    Ensures that appropriate documentation is provided to logistics/transportation & warehouse organization so that proper receipt is recorded
• Manages and develops strategic/key suppliers
• Reviews and approves supplier payment as needed
• Utilizes process tools such as Lean Six Sigma with suppliers to drive quality, efficiency and continuous improvementBasic Qualifications:
  • Must have a High school diploma or GED with at least 4 years of related experience
  • Will consider 0 years of experience with a bachelor's degree
  • Must be able to work on-site in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Minimum of 1 years of progressive domestic and/or international subcontracts/procurement/ contracts or related experience
  • Ability to collaborate with program management and other multi-functional teams
  • Ability to multi-task and make sound decisions in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a very fast paced environment
Preferred Qualifications:
  • SAP experience
  • Government contract knowledge and/or experience
  • Microsoft office proficiency
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

Salary Range: $45,000 USD - $69,800 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.