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Senior Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist (Level 4) / STAFF Supply Chain Planning Specialist (Level 5)

Requisition ID: R10107722

  • CategoryCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • LocationLocation: Linthicum, MD, 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
  • 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 Sector is seeking a Senior Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist (Level 4) or a STAFF Supply Chain Planning Specialist (Level 5) to join our Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) team in Linthicum, MD.

The primary responsibility of this position will focus on the supply chain aspect of all proposals within the Remote Sensing Programs Business Unit.  The position will also be involved with programmatic supply chain execution in a rapidly growing business area.  As a Senior Principal or STAFF level employee, the role will be responsible for providing global supply chain planning process and compliance guidance to junior planning specialists, Supplier Management Teams, and Integrated Product Teams. The role will provide subject matter expertise in all aspects of supplier and material management.  The candidate is expected to work under general direction toward long-range goals and objectives. Assignments are often self-initiated.  The person in this position is expected to perform independently with minimal management oversight.

The candidate should possess a strong understanding of the supply chain proposal process and have experience in cost and pricing data analysis, understanding TINA thresholds, similar-too analysis, and fair and reasonable competition.  The candidate must have exceptional writing skills, strong organizational skills, and be comfortable presenting to Executives.  The person in this role will be expected to develop and implement process improvement initiatives that result in the development of compliant proposals, best practices across Global Supply Chain, and strategic supplier management.  This position could involve Control Account Management (CAM) financial and schedule responsibilities which includes Earned Value Management tracking, Intranet Program Review System (IPRS) reporting, and implementing Return to Green (RTG) plans.   The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative team settings across all levels.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience in Supply Chain, Operations, Business Management or related field; 8 years with a Master’s for a Level 4

  • Bachelor’s degree and 15 years of experience in Supply Chain, Operations, Business Management or related field; 13 years with a Master’s for a Level 5

  • US Citizenship and ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI security clearance

  • Minimum of 4+ years demonstrated success/problem solving skills in supply chain, business management, operations, logistics, engineering or program management

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and SAP

  • Demonstrated leadership success and ability to influence team members, interact with peers and all levels of management in the organization

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant 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

  • Risk mitigation experience

  • Change Management experience

  • Top Secret/SCI security clearance

Salary Range: $102,200 USD - $153,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $126,600 USD - $190,000 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.