Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist / Sr Principal Supply Chain Planning SpecialistBaltimore, MD

Requisition ID: R10160770

  • Category: Global Supply Chain

  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Positions 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.

As a Principal/Sr Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist for the Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, you will further the success of our programs to help Northrop Grumman leave the boundaries of what's known and solve tomorrow's problems. In this role you will oversee and manage the global supply chain/operational aspect of ongoing projects and serve as a liaison between project management, planning, engineering and GSC. You will assess program issues and develop resolutions to meet productivity, quality and customer satisfaction goals and objectives. Be a part of a team that not only fosters open communication of ideas but encourages innovation at every level. This position may be filled at the Principal (Band 3) or Sr. Principal (Band 4) level, depending on experience. This position is located in Linthicum, MD with a required hybrid schedule.

The Supply Chain Planning Specialist responsibilities will encompass but are not limited to:

  • Providing support to the program team to evaluate material and equipment requirements throughout the life of the program

  • Interface/collaborate with other functions of the program team

  • Analyzes and aggregates supply / demand requirements.

  • Planning and coordinating program requirements

  • Monitoring and establishing material inventory

  • Addressing supplier capacity and/or production issues

  • Evaluating suppliers and noting key performance indicators

  • Leveraging your skills and talents throughout this role

  • Forecasts material receipts and communicates variances to forecast

  • Creates/releases requisitions.

  • Receives/reviews requirements for non-standard parts.

  • Analyzes lead times and identifies critical path procurements.

  • Develop/understand the proposal/execution strategy and structures

  • Maintain a strong business acumen and ability to operate in a fast paced development environment that consists of leading edge technology suppliers and non-traditional supply base.

  • 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 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.

  • Creates/reduces supply requirements based on inventory adjustments. 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. Interfaces with Source process area regarding inventory levels, working capital and other areas as needed.

  • Analyzes lead times and identifies critical path procurements

In this role you will make sound decisions in a timely manner, display strong interpersonal skills, and have an agile perspective of compliance protocol mandated by regulated industry.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist 3 :

  • Bachelor’s degree and 6+ years of professional experience in supply chain management, or related fields, to include logistics, manufacturing/ project management, business management, or information systems OR Master’s degree with a minimum of 4+ years of professional experience in supply chain management, or related fields, to include logistics, manufacturing/ project management, business management, or information systems.

  • Ability to be agile and work in a fast passed engineering environment

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated leadership, critical thinking and innovative behaviors in past projects, roles, or experiences

  • Proficiency in MS Office suite

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance (US citizenship)

Basic Qualifications for Senior Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist 4 :

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10+ years of professional experience in supply chain management, or related fields, to include logistics, manufacturing/ project management, business management, or information systems OR Master’s degree with a minimum of 8+ years of professional experience in supply chain management, or related fields, to include logistics, manufacturing/ project management, business management, or information systems.

  • Ability to be agile and work in a fast passed engineering environment

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated leadership, critical thinking and innovative behaviors in past projects, roles, or experiences

  • Proficiency in MS Office suite

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret clearance (US citizenship)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in Supply Chain, Business or Operations, or Financial Planning

  • Material management experience

  • Experience in Federal and Defense contracting requirements including ITAR, DOS licenses, FAR and DFARS.

  • Experience with cost, schedule, variance reporting

  • Experience in proposal roles and responsibilities

  • Experience in SAP

  • Experience coaching to implementing change with demonstrated results

Salary Range: $84,600 - $127,000

Salary Range 2: $104,900 - $157,300

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.