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Principal Supply Chain Procurement Specialist (Level 3) / Senior Principal Supply Chain Procurement Specialist (Level 4)

Requisition ID: R10109007

  • CategoryCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • LocationLocation: Azusa, CA, 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
  • 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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector is seeking a Principal Supply Chain Procurement Specialist (Level 3) or a Senior Principal Supply Chain Procurement Specialist (Level 4) to join our team in Azusa, CA. This position will be joining a team of diverse individuals in our Global Supply Chain team, supporting our Strategic Force Programs. This position will be reporting hybrid on-site at our Azusa campus.

The Supply Chain Procurement Specialist will get an opportunity to source and procure goods and services of a commodity and/or complex electromechanical sub-assembly nature from many suppliers. Initiates Requests for Quotations (RFQs) for proposals and order placement.  Evaluate and analyzes proposed pricing from potential suppliers for goods and services. In conjunction with the quality organization, evaluates and monitors supplier quality and reliability, as well as supplier ability to support required delivery schedules. Identifies opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through targeted negotiations. Issues purchase orders. Manages performance of purchase orders, ensures compliance with GSC 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 receiving inspection organization so that proper receipt is recorded. Reviews and approves supplier payment as needed. 

In addition, the Supply Chain Procurement Specialist will track and monitor procurements that are critical to program execution. Must have good oral and written communication skills and be able present delivery status information to both function and program leadership. Works well both internal and external customers adaptable to a dynamic work environment.

Basic Qualifications: (Level 3)

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6 years of related procurement experience; 4 years with a Master's

  • Working knowledge of SAP

  • Understanding of FAR regulations in support of government contracting

  • Ability to obtain & maintain a DoD secret security clearance (US Citizenship Required)

Basic Qualifications: (Level 4)

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of related procurement experience; 8 years with a Master's

  • Working knowledge of SAP

  • Understanding of FAR regulations in support of government contracting

  • Ability to obtain & maintain a DoD secret security clearance (US Citizenship Required)


Salary Range: $86,300 USD - $129,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $107,000 USD - $160,600 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 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.