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Senior Principal Supply Chain Subcontracts Specialist

Requisition ID: R10111515

  • 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: 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Sr. Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Redondo Beach, California

·       Able to accommodate a hybrid (in-office/telecommute) schedule. 

·       9/80 shift with every other Friday off! 

·       Opportunities for occasional travel 

·       Help shape NGAS future portfolio by supporting the emerging pursuits and captures team!

NGAS, through its Air Dominance (AD) Division is an industry-leading provider for advance aircraft platforms, subsystems and ground support equipment to national security and allied nations military customers. Our programs source components both domestically and internationally to deliver the most advanced capability to the warfighter.   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 next generation of air dominance and make the impossible, possible. 

Essential Functions: 

Source and procure complex, specialized goods and services. Owns contractual management for the supplier. Responsible for subcontract sourcing, proposal evaluation, negotiation, award, execution, administration and closeout phases. Coordinates and collaborates with key stakeholders such as legal, contracts, finance, planning, operations, program management, engineering, and quality. As part of a cross-functional team, candidate will monitor and manage schedule, cost, technical and quality performance of suppliers in support of US Government programs. Subcontract Specialists will interface with supplier leadership teams to motivate and drive excellence in performance of contractual requirements. 

  • Responsible for subcontract sourcing, proposal evaluation, negotiation, award, execution, administration and closeout phases 
  • Manages supplier performance throughout the subcontracting lifecycle 
  • Ensures compliance with all FAR, DFARS and public law requirements, as well as company policies and procedures 
  • Identifies strategies and opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through strategic and targeted negotiations 
  • Cultivates and maintains strong working relationships with suppliers, customers and internal stakeholders 
  • Contributes to Program Risk and Opportunity management 
  • Self-Starter with a bias toward action and problem solving  
  • Strong written and verbal communicator  
  • Utilizes process tools such as Lean Six Sigma with suppliers to drive quality, efficiency and continuous improvement 

Basic Qualifications (Senior Principal Subcontract Specialist):

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 9 years of Supply Chain/Business experience OR a minimum of 7 years Supply Chain/Business experience with a master’s degree OR at least 13 years of business experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years of Subcontracts, Procurement or Contracts experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with SAP or related business application software
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) and DFARS

Preferred Qualifications (Senior Principal Subcontract Specialist):

  • Master’s degree in business, Global Supply Chain or Project Management
  • Experience working on high dollar development Subcontracts (i.e., $100M Cost Reimbursable Preferred)
  • Negotiating skills with contracts in excess of $100 million
  • Experience conducting oral presentations to senior leadership.
  • Previous Team Lead or Management experience
  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
  • Previous Control Account Manager (CAM) experience or training
  • Working Level Knowledge of Business Law
  • Risk mitigation experience
  • Change Management experience.

Salary Range: $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

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.