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Material Handling Manager 2 – (Space/Satellite)

Requisition ID: R10108430

  • CategoryCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • LocationLocation: Dulles, VA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top 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.

Northrop Grumman is hiring a Material Handling Manager 2 to be located in Dulles, VA. This is both a functional management position with direct reports and a Project Leadership position supporting our Tactical Space Systems Division.


  • Oversees all material control and logistics operations while supporting multiple program requirements.

  • Has the ability to communicate clearly while interfacing and providing support to departments including purchasing/subcontracts, logistics, planning, engineering, programs, production control, and all other levels of employees and management.

  • Is the subject matter expert providing guidance on material and equipment handling, processing, packaging, and storage required for the transport or movement of critical high value space hardware.

  • Has proven leadership skills and experience managing multiple tasks from inception to completion of assigned task.

  • Represents NG during various internal and external material control audits.

  • Has ability to make independent decisions, is self-motivated, possesses excellent communication skills, is a detail-oriented team player, and is willing and able to work extended hours as necessary.

  • Is experienced with working with Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), and NASA customers.

  • Supervises (10-15) employees who use a wide variety of material handling equipment to move materials, parts, assemblies, and finished products within the receiving, manufacturing, warehouse, and off-site production areas.

  • Provides monthly department metrics, goals, activity, material issues, concerns or potential problems reports to management.

  • Fosters a team environment while effectively coordinating interdepartmental activity and communication with quality assurance, manufacturing, purchasing, engineering, government property, and other groups as requested.

  • Ensures inventory accuracy through regular review and resolution of issues and ensures compliance to all regulatory, safety, and HAZMAT requirements.

  • Supports logistics and inventory support needs for Government/Customer furnished materials.

  • Monitors and directs daily shipping and receiving activities.

  • Establishes goals and objectives for team members and provides leadership that encourages and supports a team environment.

  • Provides staff resource planning including identification of critical skill needs to support business growth with the department.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of overall experience, 5 additional years of experience will be considered in lieu of the degree

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience managing or supervising over 10+ employees in a stock or material departments.

  • Must oversee the material control and logistics operations while supporting multiple program requirements.

  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain Top Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree

  • 10 years’ experience in a space system mission assurance role

  • Active Top Secret clearance

  • Deltek/Costpoint Experience

Salary Range: $111,000 USD - $166,600 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.