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Manager Supplier Quality 1

Requisition ID: R10108790

  • CategoryCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • LocationLocation: Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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 Mission Systems is currently seeking a Manager Supplier Quality 1 responsible for supporting the materials procured from supply base for BWI campus programs.  This position is part of Supplier Performance Management (SPM) organization at sector level, closely aligned with AMS division, will reside in Linthicum, MD and will lead the Factory Supplier Performance Team at BWI campus.

The Supplier Performance Management leader will act as the liaison for Factory cells for all supplier performance concerns at the shop floor with the goal to mitigate the impact of non-conforming vendor materials. Will be responsible for following broader activities:

  • Containment/Tactical
  • Validate non-conformance
  • Assures supplier process and product quality, including contractual, regulatory, and technical compliance.
  • Assess supplier quality and manufacturing processes and procedures.
  • Conducts product and process verification activities
  • Monitors supplier quality performance, and drives root cause corrective action analysis for supplier quality issues.
  • Communication
  • Communicate to the Manufacturing Cells and Cell Operations leadership of non-conformances and recovery plans through regular cadence.
  • Communicate with internal or external business units/suppliers/personnel in solving supplier deficiencies.
  • Strategic 
  • Analyze non-conformance data to identify areas for improvement
  • Target improvement initiatives for problematic materials through suppliers/technologies/resources.
  • Foster working relationships with Manufacturing leadership for close integration and support
  • Drives and implements industry practices and strategies to predict where Supplier Quality functions and work products will evolve.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related STEM field and 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • 3+ years of industry experience in Program Management or Mission Assurance or Manufacturing Engineering or Operations Programs Management Experience
  • 2+ years of working knowledge of Material process flow inventory (supply chain management, receiving) or manufacturing/production (production control, product test & evaluation, product sell off).
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 / AS9100 Quality Management System.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience managing and/or leading teams.
  • Experience in the oversight and management of suppliers, supplier evaluations and supplier metrics reporting.
  • Familiarity with SAP inventory/quality transactions
  • Basic understanding of engineering drawings and associated requirements.
  • Defense Industry experience as a Program or Project Manager, Quality Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Engineering Manager or Manufacturing Management
  • Knowledge in various manufacturing processes.


Salary Range: $107,000 USD - $160,400 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.