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Supply Chain Planning Specialist

Requisition ID: R10111443

  • CategoryCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • LocationLocation: Dulles, VA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • 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’s Tactical Space Systems Division (TSSD) is currently seeking a Supply Chain Planning Specialist (Level 2) supporting the TSSD Integration and Test department.   This position will be at our facility in Dulles, VA.


Job Summary:


The Supply Chain Planning Specialist will lead efforts supporting direct supply chain and logistics efforts in our SMF Manufacturing Facility.   The ideal candidate will have demonstrated project management and supply chain management skills.   In this role they will ensure the execution and continuous improvement of standard logistics processes, such as the replenishment system, data interchange systems, demand management, electronic data systems administration and related functions.  The ideal candidate must be able to work independently, exercise sound judgment and make recommendations to senior leadership for future improvements or enhancements to processes and policies.  In this role, the candidate will support internal logistics for NG and may also require external customer interaction from time-to-time.


The position will own and coordinate activities in support of material requirements, material cost accounting, and supplier management on an assigned program.   Further, this position will promote a focus on safety and employee Lean/PES/Six Sigma tools throughout program planning and implementation.

The TSSD SMF manufacturing facility is a high out-put facility.  The candidate may be asked to support a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, weekends, and support on call status for 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, 365 days a year, when critically needed.


Primary Job responsibilities are:

  • Liaison for assigned program(s) and supply chain management function including buyers, planners, subcontract administrators, scheduling, customers and suppliers, etc.
  • Represent Northrop Grumman in Program Management Reviews (PMRs) and leadership briefings (internal/external).
  • Oversee all Supply Chain Management activities needed to meet program requirements and maintain link between various Supply Chain functions including Purchasing/Sub-Contracts, Logistics and Production Control
  • Identify and mitigate program risks as they pertain to material requirements
  • Oversee material program planning and execution through applicable phases to support prime program requirements: concept, exploration, engineering development, advanced development, production, sustainment, retirement, etc.


Material Management:

  • Prepare and execute Material Program Plans (MPPs) and supply strategy
  • Support completion of the bill of material including product and part definition, scrap and yield analysis, and order policies
  • Maintain program line of balance and ensure supplier deliveries are aligned with production schedule
  • Lead activities to mitigate material risks and obsolescence, ensuring 100% material availability
  • Responsible for program materials through acceptance


Supplier Management:

  • Develop supply chain strategy – including supplier development and supplier risk management, which may include development of secondary sources, safety stocks, and buffer stocks
  • Support vendor assessments for operational effectiveness
  • Implement Supplier Performance Management Practices including Business Management Reviews, Scorecard Reviews, Supplier Surveys and Operational Assessments as appropriate


Materials Finance

  • Develop and maintain the monthly sales forecasts for selected programs 
  • Provide weekly status for forecasted sales for materials
  • Assist with billing/invoice issues which are delaying invoices from being processed on-time
  • Provide monthly material IWO support to ensure accurate forecast and ETC on select programs
  • Act in an SME role on the development and maintenance of month end material forecast and ETC finance deliverables
  • Provide Sales & Ops Materials Watch list input and compare to program forecasts. 
  • Identify any risks and opportunities


Basic Requirements (level 2):

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience, Master’s with 0 years, 4 additional years of related experience may be considered in lieu of bachelor’s degree. 
  • 1 year of experience managing supply chain, procurement, subcontracts, materials, and/or similar logistics areas.
  • Must have knowledge and experience with procurement, logistics, or similar supply chain/financial systems
  • Working knowledge of FAR and ITAR
  • Must have US Citizenship with the ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI level access.


Preferred Requirements:

  • Degree in Engineering, Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management, or related field 
  • EVMS experience
  • Experience with additive manufactured parts and suppliers
  • Experience with Aerospace Integration and Test Logistics is highly preferred
  • User experience with Asset Smart, Windchill, and/or MES
  • Familiar with processing Return Material Authorization (RMA) and knowledgeable in processing shipments of repairable assets to Source of Repair (SOR) and/or local disposal
  • Background in logistics related field or working with Integrated Logistics
  • Experience with material planning, total quality management and supplier quality assurance
  • Material control logistics experience
  • Experience with NG Procurement/Supply Chain Process
  • Aerospace and/or DoD experience

Salary Range: $82,000 USD - $95,000 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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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.