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Subcontracts Specialist -C27J

Requisition ID: R10055362

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Springfield Central, Queensland, Australia
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: Australia Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Protected (Baseline)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • 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.

It’s only impossible – until you do it at Northrop Grumman

Wherever the boundaries of possible are being pushed, Northrop Grumman is there. We solve the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defence and cyberspace and have supported critical defence and civil programs in Australia for over 20 years.

Backed by Northrop Grumman’s world class capabilities, we solve our customers’ most challenging problems across space, aeronautics and mission critical systems in commitment to Australia’s future.

We are seeking a Subcontracts Specialist who will coordinate, manage and conduct a range of tender and agreement management activities in support of business activities within our C-27J Spartan Program.

Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Deliver subcontract management expertise for the lifecycle of subcontracts and supplier agreements required to support the business
  • Collaborate with supply chain and internal colleagues to be aware of all active and developing subcontract issues.
  • Review and manage subcontractor performance, ensuring that agreement(s) deliver value for money, and are aligned to the agreed strategies of the business/ program.
  • Lead / co-ordinate / support the resolution of subcontractual claims and issues.
  • Provide advice and  guidance to the business with regard to all subcontractual matters in the achievement of business objectives.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to execute effective supplier relationship management and drive continuous improvements within the relevant subcontract arrangements
  • Provide the necessary service and collaboration/ support to the programs, internal and external customers to maintain and expand business opportunities
  • Provide guidance to the Program and the Procurement Team as to when a subcontract and/or a formal statement of work is required in addition to standard Purchase Order terms and conditions
  • Work with internal stakeholders to develop subcontract specifications and work statements necessary to enable a commercial review.
  • Prepare bid packages, analyse and evaluate proposals, and lead or support negotiations with potential suppliers.
  • Negotiate terms and conditions associated with new subcontracts / supplier agreement as may be required to facilitate the completion of a competitive review.
  • Arrange for execution  of associated agreements in accordance with company policy and procedures–collaborate with the Program and Procurement Team as required
  • Assess agreements that are in place across the business to determine if they can be expanded to include services for the respected operating unit as required

Why Northrop Grumman?

As an integral part of the Australian team, you will receive professional development and a comprehensive benefits package. Furthermore, you will be joining an inclusive work environment built on innovation and respect, supported by the highest ethical standards.

Our Values represent what is important to us at Northrop Grumman and are integrated into all aspects of our employee experience:

  • We do the right thing
  • We do what we promise
  • We commit to shared success
  • We pioneer

What do we offer in return?

  • Professional Development Support – further education, professional industry memberships and unlimited access to a range of online training including LinkedIn Learning and SkillSoft
  • Up to 2 weeks additional purchased annual leave
  • Salary packaging including novated car leases
  • Generous parental leave entitlements
  • WellbeiNG Program
  • Employee Incentive Program
  • Employee Discount Program

Essential Qualifications & Experience:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field of study
  • Demonstrated Leadership and Management of geographically dispersed teams
  • Proven strength in negotiation, communication, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Must be an Australian citizen capable of obtaining and maintaining an Australian Defence Security clearance

Desired experience

  • Experience within an aerospace/logistics industry; or Department of Defence/Australian Defence Force contracting environment highly regarded
  • Experience in a senior role within a complex capital asset environment (AUSDEFCON experience)
  • Knowledge and experience of Export/Import and Compliance Controls
  • A member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

Note: As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian Citizens. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable, as such your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.



Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.


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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.