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SDS- Engineering Manager 3 – Supplier Management Team Center of Excellence (9940)

Requisition ID: R10109196

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Roy, UT, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Strategic Deterrent Systems Division (SDS) has an opening for Engineering Manager 3 – Supplier Management Team Center of Excellence Lead to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This Division level position will be in Roy, UT.

What You’ll Get To Do:

As the Supplier Management Team (SMT) Engineering Management Center of Excellence (CoE) Lead you will work with a dynamic team providing Engineering Management leadership and direction in support of multi-million dollar major subcontractor performance management in the Space Systems Strategic Deterrent Systems Division (SP SDS) headquartered in Roy, Utah.

This role will provide leadership, overall vision and strategy, operations, process and tool/application alignment for Supplier Management Teams (SMTs) and their functional team leads within Space Systems Strategic Deterrent Systems Division (SP SDS).  You will enjoy a vigorous and challenging work environment focused on excellence in a leading edge high technology arena.

  • To accelerate the success of current and future SMT leads and team members supporting Strategic Deterrent Systems Division (SDS) Programs
  • To provide Supplier Management Teams (SMTs) with access to tools and guidance to execute supplier program efforts successfully and efficiently
  • To provide Supplier Management Teams (SMTs) with specific training curriculum that complements the NG Development Center and Program Management curriculums
  • To set clear expectations for Supplier Management Teams (SMTs)
  • To create cross-company networking opportunities with peers, SMEs, and executives

Required Competencies:

  • Desire to teach and share knowledge across teams, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work
  • Must possess leadership and team building capabilities, excellent communication, and have strong interpersonal skills
  • Must possess solid organization abilities and be a motivated, flexible team leader
  • Always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do
  • Treat all people with respect, and model personal growth and continuous development
  • Know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team.
  • Develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively
  • Deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change
  • Create and execute strategies that result in long-term, top-tier, sustainable value creation

Roles & Responsibilities:

This role will lead efforts to define and promote the use of standardized Supplier Management Team (SMT) rules, processes, best practices, and tools for improved program supplier management performance.

This role will have responsibility to:

  • Drive the direction and strategy of Supplier Management Team (SMT) construct competency for the Division.
  • Ensure Supplier facing Engineering Management competency development of all SMT Lead staff and the expansion of SMT general knowledge across the organization through various learning and development initiatives and services.
  • Act as a central hub for Supplier management team best practices, systems (including a document repository), standards, guidance, and tools.
  • Ensure continuous improvement of the internal SMT practices and other resources to meet the demands of the Engineering execution initiatives across the organization.
  • Provide advisory and coaching support to SMT staff and project stakeholders on the application of the SMT practices.
  • Act as Division champion and advocate for the SMT best practices and enables thoughtful engagement and information sharing by supporting the SMT construct and communications process.
  • Some travel may be required

These responsibilities have a common goal: enable proposal and programmatic efforts of Supplier Management Teams (SMTs) to achieve high-IMPACT outcomes for Division initiatives through enhanced predictability, reliability, transparency, and accountability support from the Center of Excellence (CoE).

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
- Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
- 401k
- Educational Assistance
- Life Insurance
- Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
- Paid Time Off
- Health & Wellness Resources
- Employee Discounts

These positions will have a standard work schedule of 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) related discipline with 8 years of experience in support of Global Supply Chain, Engineering Management or a Portfolio level discipline
  • 3 years leadership experience with managing cross functional teams, leading projects, budgets and schedules.
  • At least 3 years of experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and/or large supplier management portfolio experience in other industries
  • At least 3 years of financial experience in EVMS or similar cost and schedule management systems
  • At least 2 years of experience managing a Program effort or Major Subcontract (in either a supply chain, SMT, or program/project management role)
  • Must have an active and current DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to provide strategic direction regarding Program Management or Supply Chain products, processes, applications, and technology.
  • The qualified candidate must be customer-focused with proven leadership skills and excellent communication skills.
  • Candidate must be entrepreneurial, self-starter and can challenge the status quo.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or large supplier management portfolio experience in other industries; OR Master’s Degree and 8 years’ experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or large supplier management portfolio experience in other industries


Salary Range: $138,400 USD - $207,600 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

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 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.