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Manager Subcontract Programs 2 – Machine Shop IPT Lead – Supply Chain

Requisition ID: R10094926

  • CategoryCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • LocationLocation: Chandler, AZ, 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, 50% 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.

SP Launch and Missile Defense Systems (LMDS) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.
LMDS has an opening for a Manager Subcontract Programs 2 – Machine Shop IPT Lead – Supply Chain to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Chandler, Arizona.Job Description
  • Responsible for the formation and management of a cross-functional Integrated Product Team (IPT) which will ensure successful supplier management outcomes in the machined hardware and structures commodity.
  • Engage with program leaders across the Launch Vehicles – Space Systems portfolio along with stakeholders in engineering, quality, material program management, procurement, and across supply base to help facilitate optimal decisions in the machined hardware and structures commodity, increasing the probability of successfully accomplishing subcontracting on time, within budget, and to the needs of the customer.
  • Collaborate with members of the Machined Hardware and Structures IPT to ensure accurate capability assessments, improve or exit incapable or unresponsible suppliers, perform risk assessments, understand supplier capacity, understand requirements and forecasts across programs to ensure level-loading of the supply base, conduct root cause corrective action (RCCA) in the event of poor supplier performance or high impact material shortages, identify capability / capacity / performance gaps in the current supply base, and identify / vet / onboard best in class suppliers that can successfully fill the identified gaps.
  • Supports multi-functional reporting including executive level briefing. Ensures that all contractual direction to the supplier is issued through the procurement specialist with Delegation of Procurement Authority.
Must be willing to flexibly accept alternate assignment with the following job description:
  • Responsible for major subcontractors or major subcontracted systems.
  • Directs and manages all cost, schedule and technical performance requirements that are levied on the subcontractor or the product family and is required to ensure performance and support of the contract milestones of the system.
  • Acts as the main non-contractual focal point to the subcontractor; briefs executive management and customer on the status and issues affecting performance or cost; and conducts program reviews with the subcontractor and program office.
  • Responsible for and directs all internal phases of the subcontract from initiation of the business case for make or buy decisions through bid instructions, subcontract management plans, negotiation strategy, and cost accountability.
  • Makes decisions affecting the performance of the subcontractor. Establishes milestone objectives and manages performance to committed schedules and contractual specifications. Leads team composed of engineers, quality and procurement personnel.
  • Ensures that all contractual direction to the supplier is issued through the procurement specialist with Delegation of Procurement Authority.
Job Scope
  • Manages a matrix-driven team addressing a segment of a function. Responsible for coordination of a functional optimization project utilizing indirect influence and direct execution.
  • Responsible for the formation of the project charter and team in accordance with policies, procedures, and management directive. Accountable for measuring and reporting on the progress achieved by the project team and briefing functional stakeholders on progress.
  • Travels frequently to suppliers in the assigned commodity to assess capability / capacity / performance gaps, to support root cause corrective action, and to develop supplier relationships. Supports the rapid development and maintenance of detailed manufacturing milestone status as needed for critical or expedited parts.
  • Provides rapid daily escalation of supplier performance issues among matrixed stakeholders, leveraging matrixed resources and cross-sector teams to rapidly and demonstrably improve supplier performance in support of on-time delivery of critical and expedited parts.
  • Maintains awareness of part impact on program build schedules and revenue impact. Contributes informed inputs to monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial plans at the program and business levels.
Must be willing to flexibly accept alternate assignment with the following job scope:
  • Manages a segment of a program or a function.
  • Responsible for the direct supervision/management of the staff. Responsible for providing objective-oriented direction to subordinates utilizing mgmt guidelines & general policies.
  • Program Manager responsibilities include: planning and program performance addressing cost, schedule, technical performance, and quality of a work package, subsystem, or related group of work packages on a large system development-type contract or full responsibility for all aspects of program performance on a large delivery order or mid-size technical services-type contract.
Qualifications Basic Qualifications: Business or Supply Chain Management degree or degree in related field preferred. Manufacturing Engineering degree or similar will also be considered if paired with experience in a dedicated supply chain function.One of the following number of years of experience in Supply Chain Management:              a.  8 years with a Master’s Degree in a Business and/or STEM (Science, Technology Engineering or Mathematics)              b.  10 years with a Bachelor’s Degree in a Business and/or STEM (Science, Technology Engineering or Mathematics)              c.  14 years no degreePreferred Qualifications: 
  • Demonstrated experience in Machine Shop / Manufacturing Operations
  • Thorough knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Demonstrated experience in blueprint reading
As an employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package which includes:
•      Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
•      401k
•      Educational Assistance
•      Life Insurance
•      Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
•      Paid Time Off
•      Health & Wellness Resources
•      Employee Discounts
This position’s standard work schedule is 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work.To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our Selecting the Best Qualified Managers” video:

Salary Range: $116,200 USD - $174,400 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.