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Sentinel (GBSD) Supplier Quality Manager 2- 7762-1

Requisition ID: R10108669

  • CategoryCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • LocationLocation: Roy, UT, 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
  • 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Supplier Quality Manager 2 to be located in Roy, UT. Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force’s sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

What You Will Get To Do:

As a key leader of the SQM team, you collaborate closely with multiple sites’ Quality & Mission Assurance and Global Supply Chain (GSC) leaders to provide strategic thought leadership and preventive solutions to ensure the quality of procured material and services.  You will lead a team of Supplier Quality Engineers who support the GBSD Integrated Project Teams (IPT) across the program, with specific emphasis on bringing new suppliers onboard within the SDS division.

Qualified candidates will have demonstrated success leading broad organization changes within cost and schedule while achieving internal customer expectations and focusing on organizational and team success. The position requires a solution-based, data-driven orientation, superb communication skills, unwavering ethics and values, and the demonstrated ability to be a trusted partner. The ideal candidate will have experience in at least one, and preferably two or more, of the following: Program or Project Management, Quality, Mission Assurance, Manufacturing, Global Supply Chain, Operations, Business Management, or Engineering.
Additional Responsibilities Include:
             Engage in Program activities to identify and quantify supplier quality risk in program sourcing plans, influence sourcing strategy to include capable suppliers and to identify risk mitigation strategies to minimize impact of poor supplier quality.
             Collaborate with GSC to ensure appropriate quality requirements for programs are identified and flowed down to suppliers via purchasing documents.
             Coordinate with IPT Engineer teams to ensure program risk mitigation strategies are executed in conjunction with key program schedule milestones.
             Collaborate with GSC, Manufacturing, Engineering, and Program Management organizations to identify and understand supplier quality issues identified during supplier onboarding, in receiving inspection and in QMS reviews and audits, and work with all stakeholders to drive suppliers to sustained Root Cause & Corrective Action.
             Work with program personnel to ensure adequate funding is identified for Supplier Quality risk mitigation and product validation activities; monitor Supplier Quality team activities to ensure consistency with spend plan.
             Collaborate with GSC teams to ensure critical suppliers are identified and the appropriate quarterly quality performance feedback (Supplier Assessments (SAMS) or SAP Scorecards) is accurate and effectively communicated to the supplier and use data-driven processes to measure supplier quality performance, mitigation of risk and to lead continuous improvement processes.
             Promote the professional development and training of the SQM team and foster a collaborative culture that sustains the momentum around employee engagement and inclusion, affordability, innovation, value growth and continuous improvement.
             Provide clear assignments, help employees connect their efforts to the bigger picture, create an inclusive work environment characterized by mutual respect and the valuing of differences, and build a culture that motivates employees to their highest levels of performance.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
- Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
- 401k
- Educational Assistance
- Life Insurance
- Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
- Paid Time Off
- Health & Wellness Resources
- Employee Discounts

These positions will have a standard work schedule of 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off

Basic Qualifications:

•  Bachelors & 6 years of related experience or an additional 4 years experience in lieu of degree

• At least 1 year experience leading a project and/or driving performance against schedule
• Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance
• 2 years of experience in Supplier Quality and/or Mission Assurance

Preferred Qualifications:
  Demonstrated understanding of the program / product lifecycle in the areas of supply chain management, receiving operations, inventory control, production control, product test & evaluation, root cause analysis, product sell off, shipping and product support as they apply to quality.

2 years in a formal management position to include performance review for direct reports
 Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
 Familiarity with ISO 9001 / AS9100 Quality Management System certification process.
 Master’s degree in a STEM or supply chain management field.
• Defense Industry experience as a Program or Project Manager, Quality Manager, Supplier Quality Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Engineering Manager or Manufacturing Management
• Prior experience on an Engineering Manufacture and Development (EMD) program
 Lean / Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification to drive continuous improvement.
 Demonstrated ability to apply strong analytical skills.
 Current, active clearance above Secret, or ability to acquire a Department of Defense Top Secret clearance.



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.