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Staff Supply Chain Planning Specialist

Requisition ID: R10087799

  • CategoryCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • LocationLocation: Palmdale, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (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.


  • Defines and develops material strategy. 
  • Responsible for the assessment of supply chain resources; aggregates and prioritizes demand requirements.
  • Develops, coordinates, and executes material forecasting and delivery schedule.  
  • Participates in make/buy process, long-term capacity and resource planning; product phase-in/phase-out, manufacturing ramp-up, end-of-life management and product-line management.
  • Lead affordability, cost savings, and/or process improvement strategies.
  • Collaborates with Program Management, Manufacturing, Procurement, Engineering, and Quality Assurance to develop solutions to a variety of challenges to meet manufacturing and testing schedules
  • Analyzes purchase material supply/demand position using Material Requirements Planning (MRP) tools.
  • Monitors inventory levels based on dependent and independent Bill-of-Materials (BOM) requirements.
  • Creates/reduces supply requirements based on inventory adjustments.
  • Participates in long-term capacity and resource planning to ensure proper scheduling of new product line phase-ins as well as existing product line phase-outs.
  • Interfaces with Source process area regarding inventory levels, working capital and other areas as needed.
  • Analyzes lead times and identifies critical path procurements.
  • Works with suppliers to ensure on time delivery at required quality levels for critical component material
  • Prioritize and communicate impacts of current and potential material shortages.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 15 years combined experience in Subcontracts, Purchasing, Contracts, Finance, Logistics, Planning, Project Management, or other GSC related fields. Or a minimum of 13 years combined experience in Subcontracts, Purchasing, Contracts, Finance, Logistics, Planning, Project Management, or other GSC related fie with a Master’s Degree.
  • May consider an additional 4 years of experience in lieu of a Bachelors degree.
  • Knowledge of SAP or other similar ERP/MRP system and experience with data sets including analyzing large data sets
  • A current active DOD Secret Clearance that has been investigated in the last 5 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently or as a team member.
  • Current NGC Special Program Access
  • Advanced analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experienced communicator with ability to present information in an organized and effective manner to program and executive leadership
  • Experience with the SAP MRP system and Excel spreadsheets.

Salary Range: $132,700 USD - $199,100 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.