Procurement Manager 2 Baltimore, MD

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 Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) Division, within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector, is seeking a Procurement Manager 2 to lead a procurement team responsible for executing all aspects of the procurement life cycle for our INS Business Unit.

This individual will manage an existing team of 8 procurement specialists (with the potential to increase to 10 over the next two years). They will be responsible for the development, mentoring, coaching and engagement of the Supply Chain Procurement Specialists, managing workload assignments to ensure that daily requirements are appropriately prioritized and executed to meet the needs of the business, collaborating with other program functional teams to facilitate status/communication of requirements, and training/developing a team in order to meet the needs of the business. This candidate must be able to come into a NG facility regardless of location in the U.S. The preferred location is Baltimore, MD or Aurora, CO .

The position also requires technical leadership competencies to form strategies to construct various contracting types for major procurement activities to meet the requirements of the programs and needs of the business. Such activities may include long-term purchasing agreements, sourcing partnerships, continuous improvement initiatives, and identification of opportunities for enhanced efficiencies and to support compliance strategies and initiatives. The successful candidate will possess strong leadership skills, including a command of oral and written skills, solid negotiation skills, knowledge of terms and conditions, familiarity with the commercial item determination process, an aptitude for DoD contracting, and its related requirements and the ability to lead a diverse team with varying requirements and priorities in support of the business.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Review of active procurement requirements and status

  • Developing, training, and mentoring buying professionals

  • Development of negotiation strategies and plans

  • Review and approval of purchase order compliance

  • Communication within GSC, division, program and business areas of procurement status and issues

  • Appropriately assessing risk to supply chain and ability to brief programs

  • Identification and communication of items needed from other functional areas in support of issuance of a purchase order

  • Review and approval of supplier agreements (i.e., Teaming Agreements, Long Term Pricing Agreements, Terms and Conditions Negotiations)

  • Assisting with the movement to more robust requisitioning process for seamless requisition to PO placement process

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree and/or Master's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Industrial Engineering or related field required with a minimum work experience of 10 years in U.S. Government Procurement, Contracts, Subcontracts or related field; 8 years with a Master's; in lieu of degree, 14 years of related experience may be considered

  • The successful candidate must have experience working with multiple contracting formats, including Firm Fixed Price and Cost Reimbursable, possess knowledge relating to special payment provisions (progress or performance based payments)

  • Knowledge of: U.S. Government contracting and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)/Defense Federal Acquisitions Regulation Supplement (DFARS), with specific working knowledge of Parts 15 Contracting by Negotiation) and 31 (Contract Cost Principles and Procedures); Cost Accounting Standards (CAS); and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audit procedures

  • Strong leadership, communication, and writing skills

  • Experience with SAP

  • Prior experience and results with leading a team of professionals (preferably in Supply Chain or a related discipline)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Commodity experience with computer hardware/software commodity types

  • Experience with procurement of EEE parts

  • Familiarity with PO specific terms and conditions negotiations

  • Experience with software license agreements

  • Expertise in Word and Excel

  • People leadership experience

  • Strategic thinking and problem solving skills

  • Secret or TS/SCI security clearance (or ability to obtain)

Salary Range: $116,600 - $175,000

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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