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Manager 1 Procurement – Strategic Services – Rapid Procurement

Requisition ID: R10082106

  • CategoryCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • LocationLocation: Chandler, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% 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.

SP Launch and Missile Defense Systems (LMDS) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.
LMDS has an opening for a Manager 1 Procurement – Strategic Services – Rapid Procurement to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Chandler, Arizona.

Job Description: The successful applicant for the post of Manager Procurement 1 will join a growing supply chain Rapid Procurement team as a people leader in the Launch Vehicles business unit of Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems sector. The Manager 1 Procurement will initially oversee daily operations for the multi-functional Strategic Services team which serves the procurement groups responsible for the Electronics, Mechanical Hardware, Machined Hardware, and Structures.

The Manager Procurement 1 will be deployed into a compliance-oriented FAR/DFARS/NFARS environment and must have an appropriately high level of expertise in federal contracting. The Strategic Services team is initially expected to consist of employees implementing complex Long Term Agreements and other overarching agreements, Procurement Specialists (buyers) acquiring a variety of goods and services in support of both capital and direct expenditures, and hourly Procurement Coordinators performing a variety of support functions.

Job responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Daily operations of a team or work unit (direct supervision of the staff, assignment of work, schedules, performance development, day to day workflows, escalations, reporting, and operating costs).
  • Ownership of cost, schedule, technical performance, and achievement of critical program and project needs relating to procurements and agreements residing in the Strategic Services Team.
  • Provide strong training, performance and career development, and mentorship to direct reports.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to direct reports, peers, and members of procurement commodity groups served as customers by Strategic Services.
  • Constantly engaged in the development and execution of business process improvements.
  • Receive general strategic direction from Senior Management and additional commodity-specific strategy from peers managing commodity procurement teams.
  • Receive and flows down performance goals tailored to the various functions on the team.
  • Establishes team objectives and provides tactical direction to subordinates using established policies and precedents.
  • Flexibility in work assignment within the people management function is desired; the successful candidate will likely be asked to assist in organizational transformation and change management with personal job scope shifting potentially multiple times during the re-organization process.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 6 years or Master’s degree with 4 years of supply chain or business management experience.  Or, in lieu of a degree, 8 years of experience in supply chain or business management experience.
  • One year of experience in a lead or supervisory role
  • Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts, Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs), and Basic Ordering Agreements (BOAs).
  • Costpoint experience is highly desirable, however experience on other major ERP systems will be considered.
  • Demonstrated people management skills with associated soft skills that include especially strong communication skills, emotional intelligence, inspirational approach, boldness, and personal caring.
  • Strong Excel and Powerpoint skills are preferred.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong expertise in FAR- based federal contracting, preferably including strong proficiency in DFARS and/or NFARS.
  • Strong proficiency in strategic sourcing agreements is desired, including but not limited to Long Term Agreements (LTAs), overarching terms and conditions
  • SAP proficiency


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

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off

Salary Range: $85,400 USD - $128,000 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.