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Supply Chain Programs Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10097869

  • CategoryCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • LocationLocation: Elkton, MD, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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 seeking a Manager Supply Chain Programs 2 to work at its Elkton, Maryland facility.  The chosen candidate will be a strong leader that is driven and able to drive performance through solid processes and systems in our supply chain organization.  This manager is responsible and accountable for the strategy, planning, and execution of all material and services content for its Propulsion Systems & Controls (PS&C) business unit.  This manager acts as the main focal point for the Program Management Office (PMO) for the entire supply chain and coordinates cross-functionally to ensure that all supply chain commitments are met, and that appropriate mitigation plans are developed and executed to address any programmatic risks related to suppliers.

This Manager is responsible for leading a team of individual contributors that:

  • Develops the material strategy and 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 PMO and executive management on the status and issues affecting Program cost and schedule performance.

The respective individual must be capable of leading through processes and systems that drive performance, seeing both the big picture and driving execution on tasks. 


  • Lead team of material program managers (MPMs) in the organization, ensuring material requirements are satisfied for programs throughout program lifecycle – including proposal, design, and production.
  • Establish standard operating and best practices to ensure 100% material availability on complex DoD projects.
  • Develop appropriate processes, controls and performance measures to ensure that supplier performance exceeds objectives for first pass yield and on-time-delivery.
  • Maintain compliance to our material management and accounting system (MMAS) requirements through process oversight, and metrics.
  • Create, develop and implement supply chain strategies for competitive costs and supplier execution excellence.
  • Collaborate across functions or departments to ensure on-time deliveries of high quality parts.
  • Work with stakeholders to identify supplier and material risks; ensure risks are mitigated, including manufacturing techniques, reduction of sole-source providers, potential disruptions.
  • Manage team for material sales tracking, including budget and EAC responsibilities.
  • Lead adoption of LEAN and continuous improvement initiatives within organization.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 10 years of experience in supply chain, material planning, and/or engineering discipline.
  • Bachelor’s degree with preference in engineering, supply chain, or related degree.
  • Strong communication skills with ability to develop and maintain good communications and working relationships with internal and external clients.
  • Proven accomplishments in operational cost reductions and process improvements.
  • Demonstrated success in direct management of supply chain professionals, achieving world class results.
  • Strong knowledge of business, economic, and accounting principles and practices.
  • Experience with US defense procurement requirements (FAR/DFAR).
  • Must be a US citizen

Preferred Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • APICS Certified is preferred.

Leadership Characteristics for Success:

  • Understands and adheres to company standards of conduct, policies and procedures by demonstrating personal integrity and high ethical standards.
  • Achieves top-tier performance by producing high-quality work products and services, on time, on budget, safely and effectively.
  • Creates an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires diverse and engaged teams.
  • Creates trusted and valued customer relationships that result in high customer satisfaction and profitable growth
  • Delivers affordable innovative solutions to meet customer needs.
  • Creates and executes strategies that result in long-term, top-tier, sustainable value creation.

Salary Range: $128,400 USD - $192,600 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.