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Manager Procurement 2

Requisition ID: R10092493

  • CategoryCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • LocationLocation: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

The Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) Sector Supply Chain Procurement function is seeking a
highly motivated individual to lead a team of buyers, responsible for executing all aspects of the procurement life
cycle for various commodities as the Procurement Manager at its Spectrum Center location in San Diego, CA. As a leader in developing strategic signal processing and direction finding systems, Northrop Grumman provides integrated real-time intelligence that aids decision making. This position will open up a challenging Global Supply Chain career with our commitment to provide required training and leadership for your management career at Northrop Grumman in the Mission Systems (MS) Sector where your team will engage in supporting large, complex, and challenging national defense programs that secure our nation and its allies.


This individual will be responsible for the direct supervision of a staff responsible for providing objective-direction to subordinates utilizing management guidelines and general policies and for the development, mentoring, coaching and engagement of the Procurement Specialists, reviewing work for adequacy in meeting objectives and meeting the needs of the business, foster proper engagement with the program and other functional teams, facilitating communication with programs and business area stakeholders. Functioning as an advisor regarding tasks, projects and operations and becomes actively involved in daily operations when required to meet schedules or resolve complex issues.

Activities may include developing strategy for long range procurement agreements, sourcing partnerships, continuous improvement initiatives, and identification of opportunities to
enhance efficiency.Sources and purchases machinery, equipment, tools, raw material, packaging materials, parts, services, and/or supplies necessary for operation of an organization. Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives. Compiles information to keep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes. Confers with suppliers and analyzes suppliers operations to determine factors that affect prices and determines lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules. Reviews proposals, negotiates prices, selects or recommends suppliers, analyzes trends, follows up orders placed, verifies delivery, approves payment, and maintains necessary records. May prepare bid packages.

THIS POSITION IS ONSITE IN SAN DIEGO. MAY CONSIDER HYBRID TELEWORKING.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS/BA degree with a minimum of 8+ years or a master’s degree with 6+ years of progressive domestic and/or international procurement experience & 1+ year of people management in a lead or management role.
  • The successful candidate will possess strong leadership skills, including a command of oral and written skills, solid negotiation skills, knowledge of terms and conditions, an understanding of contracting with the U.S Government and ability to lead a diverse team with varying requirements and priorities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • - In-depth understanding of commodity management, procurement policies, procedures, and regulations
  • - (FAR/DFARS) and solid understanding of the proposal process, pricing instructions, terms and conditions and determine the adequacy of supplier proposals received. DoD Secret clearance or ability to obtain a clearance.


Salary Range: $122,200 USD - $183,400 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.