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Senior Manager, Subcontracts 3

Requisition ID: R10099371

  • CategoryCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location Location: Corinne, UT, USA   |  Magna, UT, USA +1 more
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems - Propulsion Systems is the world's top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems, a leading provider of small and micro-satellites, satellite components and subsystems, missile defense and strategic missile propulsion, a leading producer of lightweight space deployable and solar arrays. The firm is dedicated to being pioneers heading the front of technology and space program expansion and values driven individuals committed to the same vision.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems - Propulsion Systems, is recruiting for a Sr. Manager Subcontracts who will be responsible for managing a department of several subcontract administrators and contractors for major construction projects and associated long-lead equipment to support major facility enhancements and projects to support rocket motor manufacturing in addition to overseeing a department responsible for indirect material needed to support rocket motor manufacturing. 


  • Manage a department of approximately 20 people including one Manager and 8 to 10 Subcontract Administrators and support personnel
  • Direct and manage all cost, schedule, and technical requirements for major construction purchase order/contracts.
  • Supports Program Director that manages the entire program construction scope
  • Acts as the main focal point to the Manager, Buyers and subcontracts; conducts program reviews with the subcontractor and program office
  • Briefs executive management on the status and issues affecting performance and cost; responsible for putting in place mitigations and corrective actions to rectify issues
  • Responsible for and directs all phases of the subcontract from initiation of the business case through requests for proposals, subcontract management plans, negotiation strategy, and cost accountability
  • Makes decisions affecting the performance of the subcontractor and is ultimately responsible to manage its performance to meet the requirements of the business
  • Establishes milestone objectives and manages performance to committed schedules contractual specifications
  • Leads team composed of engineers, quality, and procurement personnel to drive requirements and actions internally that impact the subcontractor’s performance and ability to succeed

Expected Requirements / Technical Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or MBA preferred
  • 10+ years managing a department of Procurement Managers and Buyers.
  • 10+ years’ experience in construction management related activities
  • Skilled and comfortable leading and managing complex construction subcontracts
  • Extensive experience leading manufacturing construction project teams; ability to own and manage complex objectives with little oversight or direction
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate feedback in a manner that fosters collaboration, trust, and builds positive relationships
  • Ability to work in an integrated team environment and influence change
  • Experience developing and implementing risk mitigation strategies
  • Ability and comfort level to evaluate complex issues and make decisions that have high level of visibility and have significant impacts to the business
  • Ability to work in a face paced environment where unexpected requirements often arise that require swift and thorough action

Preferred Requirements / Technical Skills:

  • Bachelors degree in Construction Management
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Capability to read technical drawings and documents
  • Experience leading complex programs with responsibility for cost, schedule, and scope
  • Experience implementing and executing sourcing strategies to meet program objectives
  • Ability to communicate complex technical information to suppliers and internal customers
  • Understanding of the manufacturing requirements related to solid rocket motor manufacturing

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:


           Medical, Dental & Vision coverage


           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

This position reports to Corinne, UT, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Magna, UT, UT, USA.

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.