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Sr Principal Project Manager Level 4 or Staff Project Manager Level 5 (TS Required to Start)

Requisition ID: R10101983

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top 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.

Northrop Grumman is a leading a global company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, defense, and other government markets worldwide. We are committed to hiring and developing the best talent in the industry and providing our employees with the tools and resources they need to succeed. We are looking for motivated and driven individuals to join our team and help us continue to be a leader in the industry.


The Space Systems is seeking a Senior Principal Project Manager (level 4) or a Staff Project Manager (level 5) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Global Supply Chain organization (GSC). This role reports to Sagittarius Global Supply Chain Program Management within the Assured Interoperable Missions (AIM) Business Unit within the Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD). This position will be located in Manhattan Beach, CA. This position requires the candidate to be on-site.



  • Ability to manage Supply Chain Projects across multiple functional disciplines from concept to execution.
  • Defines and develops material strategy.
  • Responsible for the assessment of supply resources; aggregates and prioritizes demand requirements; plans inventory, distribution requirements, production, material and rough-cut capacity for all products.
  • Participates in make/buy process, long-term capacity and resource planning; product phase-in/phase-out, manufacturing ramp-up, end-of-life management and product-line management.
  • Analyzes and aggregates supply / demand requirements.
  • Analyzes purchase material supply/demand position using Material Requirements Planning (MRP) tools.
  • Plans inventory levels based on dependent and independent Bill-of-Materials (BOM) requirements.
  • Assesses rough-cut capacity for current and short-term manufacturing requirements.  
  • Participates in long-term capacity and resource planning to ensure proper scheduling of new product line phase-ins as well as existing product line phase-outs.  
  • Analyzes lead times and identifies critical path procurements for the program and coordinates with the GSC Procurement to engage suppliers 


Basic Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret clearance in-scope (investigation within last 5 years)
  • Level 4; 10+ years with Bachelor’s degree; 8+ years with a Master’s in business or supply chain or STEM
  • Level 5; 15+ years with Bachelor’s for a ; 13+ years with Masters’ in business or supply chain or STEM
  • Knowledgeable of Advanced Planning (AP), Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Parts Management Integration (PMI) Processes
  • Basic familiarity with SAP
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and SAP
  • Demonstrates leadership success and ability to gain influence with peers and others in a matrixed organization
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills, commitment to fostering an engaging environment for others and excellent communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • SCI Clearance in-scope (investigation within last 5 years)
  • Experience in space programs
  • Master’s degree in Supply Chain and/or Business
  • STEM degree
  • Experience as an AP, MRP or PMI
  • Proficient in Earned Value Managements Systems, supplier financial reporting/forecasting, contracting/subcontracting or supplier/program/product scheduling
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of supplier financial reporting/forecasting and scheduling

Salary Range: $107,000 USD - $160,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $132,700 USD - $199,100 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.