Search All Jobs

Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist

Requisition ID: R10108722

  • 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: 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.

Basic Qualifications – Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 6 years combined experience in Subcontracts, Purchasing, Contracts, Finance, Logistics, Planning, or Project Management or a minimum of 4 years combined experience in Subcontracts, Purchasing, Contracts, Finance, Logistics, Planning, or Project Management with a master’s degree. An additional 4 years of related work experience may be considered in place of degree.
  • Knowledge of SAP or other similar ERP/MRP system and experience with data sets including analyzing large data sets
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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


Defines and develops material strategy. Responsible for the assessment of supply resources; aggregates and prioritizes demand requirements; plans inventory, distribution requirements, production, material and rough-cut capacity for all products. 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. Analyzes and aggregates supply / demand requirements. Analyzes purchase material supply/demand position using Material Requirements Planning (MRP) tools. Plans inventory levels based on dependent and independent Bill-of-Materials (BOM) requirements. Assesses rough-cut capacity for current and short-term manufacturing 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. Creates/releases requisitions. Receives/reviews requirements for non-standard parts. Analyzes lead times and identifies critical path procurements.

Position Summary / Responsibilities

Responsible for the assessment of supply resources; aggregates and prioritizes demand requirements; plans inventory, distribution of requirements, and deliver Production and Spare (Sustainment) requirements identified by the shared work agreement in conjunction with NGC Statistical Dates (contractual) provided by NGC Contracts.

Includes managing in-bound parts from NGC Supply Chain directly related to LMA Outgoing

Requirements, including supplier meetings, business system updates and part status. Perform Allocations for distribution through the NLDC including maintaining consolidation file with tracking information, Coordinate MOT Expedite (Air), Create shippers for NLDC to TAI and NLDC to Italy,  Maintain performance metric, Support NLDC Status Meeting (Seko, DFW, Logistics, GM, Export Mgmt), Support/manage special projects to achieve “Best Practice” recognition.

Activities to support this statement of work include but are not limited to: Interface with the Customer, Shortage Reporting, Shortage Meetings (Weekly), Perform Mock Shipper Tests (100%), Create and release Shippers, provide Part Tracking and Status Reporting, SCC Hub coordination, TMS alignment, EEL updates (where applicable), Chair Shipper Log Aging Meeting with internal suppliers. Perform TFE Reconciliation to ensure NRD/LOB Alignment and RPO Coverage. Perform to customer performance metrics: 1.) Performance to Contract (Primary); 2.) Performance to LMA Need Date; 3.) ECD Accuracy.

Leveling Factors:

Knowledge, Skills and Ability – Complete understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards. Full knowledge of industry practices. Independently demonstrates the skill and ability to perform fairly complex professional tasks.

Problem Solving – Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems. May refer to established precedents and policies.

Discretion/Latitude – Performs fairly complex tasks and participates in determining objectives of assignment. Plan schedules and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.

Impact – Exerts some influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve objectives would normally have a serious effect upon the administration of the organization.

Liaison – Represents organization as a prime contact on contracts or projects. Interacts with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations. May develop and deliver presentations.

Salary Range: $86,300 USD - $129,500 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.

Apply Now

Search All Jobs

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.