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Sr Principal Supply Chain Procurement Specialist

Requisition ID: R10101095

  • CategoryCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • 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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) 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.

SSSD is seeking Sr Principal Supply Chain Procurement Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

 In this role, the successful candidate will be part of an organization focused on planning, acquiring and managing test equipment inventory as well as parts and materials for NGSSSD engineering development and test activities.  More specifically, the candidate will lead the group in sourcing and procuring general purpose test equipment including goods and services of a commodity nature from multiple suppliers.  This position coordinates with internal customers by using various analysis techniques, forecasting, scheduling, etc. to determine the correct balance of lease, rental and acquisition of products to acquire in working with external suppliers and vendors to maintain cost and operational efficiency to manage and ensure delivery and project schedules objectives are maintained. The role is focused on process discipline, compliance to Northrop Grumman Command Media and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).  Process improvements as well as delivering superior customer service to support our customer base is an ongoing focus.

Responsibilities will include managing workflow for the acquisition team ensuring workload leveling across all team members, assigning incoming equipment repairs based on workload and knowledge/specialty, review/approve high priced repair and parts cost based on multiple factors, reviewing equipment utilization to assist in Rent/Lease/Buy decision to optimize inventory usage, identifying equipment and coordinating sale/consignment/scrap/keep decisions and assessing priority requests to meet customer demands and program schedules, among other tasks that ensure customer support while meeting financial goals.  Strong leadership qualities, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills are essential to be successful in this role.

What You’ll Get to Do: 

  • Optimize general purpose test equipment inventory by analyzing and recommending most cost effective options

  • Maintain relationships with Suppliers Original Equipment Manufacturers and Vendors for acquisition, repair and periodic calibration of equipment

  • Validate and approve rent / lease / buy / repair recommendations to optimize financial mix of total inventory

  • Manage and ensure compliance with Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) 13 Operating Lease rates

  • Manage performance of purchase orders, ensures compliance with all public law requirements as well as company (and business) policies and procedures including import/export regulations

  • Analyze inventory for existing rental/lease contracts/rates to recommend termination or extension as based on business requirements

  • Research sources for hard to find and non-standard test equipment to facilitate customer and program requirements

  • Identify sale prices and execute the sale of under-utilized equipment based on Market Rate data/demand

  • Review, reconcile and approve supplier payments

  • Support and maintain monthly metrics, participate in teams such as Community of Practice, Process Working Groups, Financial Reviews and Inventory team meetings

  • Partner with Global Supply Chain, Property Management and Metrology labs to ensure compliance as well as create and maintain effective relationships

  • Obtain  and manage yearly Lease Property Tax invoices, ensuring they have been reconciled with EAM records

  • Provide leadership with a list of suggested Capital and Low Value equipment purchases as future needs are forecasted.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree in a related field from an accredited institution and 10 years of related procurement or financial planning experience OR

  • Master of Science degree in a related field from an accredited institution and 8 years of related procurement or financial planning experience

  • Working knowledge of SAP, iBuy or other procurement-focused relational database systems

  • Extensive knowledge of MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

  • Experience in procurement of commercially available hardware and equipment

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience leading a group of 5 or more employees

  • Ability to obtain and maintain and active DoD Secret Clearance is required 

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Masters Degree in Business Administration, Finance or related field and 8 years of related procurement, financial planning or Inventory Management experience in an Aerospace or Production environment

  • Proficient knowledge of Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Test Equipment Asset Management Metrology System (TEAMMS)

  • Experience modeling financial strategies to analyze total cost of ownership for rent/lease/buy

  • LEAN or Process Improvement certification

  • Experience in Supplier Management

  • Experience with General Purpose Test Equipment

  • Proficient knowledge of SAP, IBUY, XiBuy Reconciliation

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: $97,400 USD - $146,000 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.