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Senior Principal Supplier Diversity Specialist (Level 4)

Requisition ID: R10109366

  • CategoryCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • LocationLocation: Dulles, VA, 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, 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 Senior Principal Supplier Diversity Specialist (Senior Principal Supply Chain Business Operations/Compliance Specialist). This position is located in Dulles, VA. PT hybrid work is available.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serves as a Space Systems Sector Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO) supporting the Tactical Space Systems Division

  • Establishes, directs, and manages small business subcontracting goal development and subcontracting plans for multiple programs

  • Works with proposal teams to interpret small business requirements, identify and vet small businesses for opportunities to support program requirements, provide small business subcontracting past performance information, and prepare small business participation and commitment plans and individual small business subcontracting plans for federal proposals and contracts

  • Collaborates with Supply Chain and business line leadership to ensure appropriate identification, qualification, and inclusion of small businesses and diverse suppliers

  • Works with Supply Chain, Contracts Managers, and Program Managers and to ensure compliance with FAR Part 19 Small Business Programs and federal contract requirements related to small business laws, regulations and company policies and procedures

  • Assists in compliance reviews with the Small Business Administration, DCMA, Internal/External Audit, and other oversight agencies as required

  • Monitors adherence to subcontracting plan goals on active, reportable programs during contract execution and works with program teams to improve subcontracting performance

  • Analyzes PO data and produces monthly, quarterly, and semiannual reports for internal analysis and reporting

  • Prepares and submits semi-annual Individual Subcontracting Reports (ISRs) and additional small business reports as needed

  • Leads training initiatives to educate internal stakeholders on small business and supplier diversity requirements, programs, and systems

  • Acts as advocate to ensure maximum practicable subcontracting opportunities are offered to Small Business (SB), Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB), Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) and small businesses in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone)

  • Represents organization as a Small Business Subject Matter Expert (SME)

  • Interacts with internal and external personnel on a variety of significant matters often requiring coordination with various business functions across the enterprise

  • Manages workloads, priorities, and deadline requirements to meet the needs of internal/external customers with respect to proposals, data analysis, reporting, and Ad-hoc requests and approvals

  • Acts as the focal point for small businesses interested in becoming a Northrop Grumman supplier or expanding their current support

  • Collects and disseminates supplier capability and pursuit information; may facilitate introductions to BD, capture, program and buying groups and will follow-up for disposition

  • Validates supplier information and conducts market research and intelligence as needed using various external sites/systems like USA Spending, Federal Procurement Data System, and System for Award Management, Dynamic Small Business Search, SBA.GOV, and agency SB program offices

  • Attends outreach events and represents the company’s supplier diversity program as a participant and/or panelist

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 10+ years of experience in government contracting, supply chain management, project management, and/or proposal operations or Master's degree and 8 years’ of this experience; in lieu of degree, 14+ years of experience may be considered

  • US citizenship required, ability to obtain clearance

  • Experience as a Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO) / Supplier Diversity Specialist

  • Experience developing Small Business Subcontracting and Participation Plans

  • Experience with Small Business Subcontract Reporting (ISRs and SSRs)

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written with an emphasis toward openness and a commitment to quality customer service

  • Ability to make independent decisions and problem solve while managing multiple tasks effectively and without compromising quality of work

  • Ability to network, collaborate, and influence

  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships on a glob al basis at all levels of the enterprise

  • Intermediate/Advanced Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint Skills

  • Ability to travel 10% - 20%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in procurement/subcontract management in a CPSR environment

  • Advanced understanding of FAR 19.704 requirements and DCMA Small Business Subcontracting Program Compliance Reviews

  • Active TS/SCI or DoD secret clearance

Salary Range: $107,000 USD - $160,600 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.