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Senior Manufacturing Analyst

Requisition ID: R10067824

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Sykesville, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems in Sykesville, Maryland is seeking a Principal Manufacturing Analyst. The Principal Manufacturing Analyst will work closely with the Operations Program Management (OPM) organization and Cell Management, on planning, organizing, and controlling the flow of product through a Manufacturing Cell in support of both internal and external customer delivery requirements.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordination with Cell Management on work load forecasting, and work scheduling.
  • WIP troubleshooting
  • Maintaining an accurate critical path within SAP.
  • Responsible for MTV (material-to-vendor) and Service Requisitions
  • Coordinating the Serialization of product, including vendor components
  • Monitoring flow of issued kits in manufacturing
  • Coordination with the shipping department
  • Coordination with DCMA
  • SAP metric maintenance; Aging Orders; Overdue hours; Confirmed Not Delivered orders; floor stock inventory control; and the resolving of material shortages as they relate to open production orders
  • General program production planning duties

The chosen candidate should be self-motivated with strong organizational, presentation, communication, analytical, interpersonal, and PC computer, skills and have the ability to work in a face paced, dynamic environment.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree plus 5 years (or Master's degree plus 3 years) of relevant experience in Manufacturing, Materials, MRP, Production Control, Supply Chain or related field
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • MRP/ERP business system experience (SAP preferred)
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite with emphasis on strong Excel/data analysis skills, “digital visionary” a plus
  • Demonstrated leadership, critical thinking and innovative behaviors in past projects, roles or experiences
  • Ability to effectively manage changing and conflicting priorities and resolve appropriately in a challenging environment
  • Proactive, analytical troubleshooter/problem-solver
  • Self-motivated multi-tasker
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • APICS/ASCM CPIM certification
  • Prior production or repair planning experience
  • Northrop Grumman tools related to job function (SAP, GOLD, ISE, Cadstar)


Salary Range: $80,100 USD - $100,100 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.