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Director 1 Supply Chain (Huntsville, AL or Roy, UT))

Requisition ID: R10111358

  • CategoryCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location Location: Huntsville, AL, USA   |  Roy, UT, USA +1 more
  • 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: 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 Space Systems is seeking a Director 1, Supply Chain for our Huntsville, AL or Roy, UT locations. 

The Director of Supply Chain Programs for the Sentinel program will lead a diverse team of experienced Managers of Supply Chain Programs and Supply Chain Planning Specialists responsible for major subcontractors and suppliers supporting the Aerospace Vehicle Equipment (AVE) Segment.  This director’s responsibilities include embedding as a member of the program segment leadership team as well as coordination with program, division, and sector executive leadership to understand business requirements and identify and manage the needs for material and subcontracts. Responsibilities will include planning, negotiations, risk management and functional performance, managing key subcontractor cost, schedule, technical and quality performance. This position reports to Director of Supply Chain Programs for the Sentinel enterprise. 

The selected candidate will support the following responsibilities:

  • Develops the acquisition/sourcing strategies and leads the activities for GSC in all phases of the Business Acquisition Process (BAP);
  • Ensures that prior to program execution, all elements of the proposed program(s) plans have complete and accurate schedules, budgets, make/buy plans, and procurement and subcontracts strategies;
  • Leads supply chain Program execution and is accountable for resource planning, material cost, forecasting, schedule performance, risk/opportunity management, supplier performance, and supply chain issue resolution;
  • Briefs the Program Management Office (PMO) and executive management on the status and issues affecting Program cost and schedule performance;
  • Participates in negotiations;
  • Conducts program reviews with the suppliers, subcontractors and program office;
  • Makes decisions affecting the performance of the subcontractor; and
  • Working with the Supplier Management Team (SMT) ensures subcontractors have established milestone objectives and that they meet schedules, contractual specifications and all compliance requirements
  • Ensures subcontractor performs within the established program cost, schedule, and quality

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience (8 years with a Masters) in areas such as supply chain, business, or program management
  • 10+ years of experience leading and/or managing teams
  • Subcontracting experience including working knowledge of basic construction terms and industry practices.     
  • Advanced knowledge of supply chain management techniques, practices or theories gained through wide seasoning and/or special development. Typically, a broad functional knowledge.
  • Demonstrated success in leading managers and/or professionals to achieve projects cost, performance, and schedule requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain trusted relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and developing cross functional teams.
  • Ability to travel domestically
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Government Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering and/or technical discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in supply chain management on a major program.
  • Master’s Degree in a Business or Technical field.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, with all levels of management and individual contributors.
  • Demonstrated experience in interfacing seamlessly with functional teams, customers and major subcontractors in an IPT structure
  • Program Management experience with earned value management system (EVMS) program.  
  • Experience with Firm Fixed Price and Cost Type Construction contracts and subcontracts using design-build and a design-bid-build execution strategy
  • Strong analytical skills.

This position reports to Huntsville, AL, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Roy, UT, UT, USA.

Salary Range: $145,800 USD - $230,200 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.