Programs Manager Supply Chain 1Baltimore, 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS): On the Mission Systems Sector team, you'll contribute to our bottom line: providing innovative systems, products, and solutions to keep our world safe. Our employees strive to positively impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. There are opportunities to contribute to a wealth of programs including, but not limited to, advanced technologies in air, on land, undersea, in outer space, and in cyberspace. It's unique work. It's challenging and rewarding. But most of all, it is work that makes a difference. Join our team and launch your career. We'll support you with training, employee resource groups, and our shared vision of global security.

Northrop Grumman Mission System (NGMS) is seeking qualified and motivated professionals for the role of Programs Manager Supply Chain 1 within the Advanced Communication Apertures Operating Unit (ACA) in Linthicum, MD with a hybrid option . The identified individual will provide management support for various ACA Programs, reporting to the Supply Chain Manager for the Advanced Communication Apertures Management Operating Unit, which are part of the Networked Information Systems (NIS) Division. The position will require the individual to lead a team responsible for the cost, schedule, and performance of suppliers for the operating unit and be responsible for all phases of the program effort from the initiation of the supplier strategy and proposal phase through negotiation/negotiation strategy, award, execution, and management of supplier activities to meet program objectives. This individual will be responsible for mission success of their supply chain responsibilities and ensure their suppliers perform to the committed schedules, terms, conditions, and contractual requirements/specifications and drawings. As the manager, the position will have employees reporting directly and indirectly to them, which entails day to day direction and oversight of the employee's work product and individual career development needs and interaction/collaboration with Subcontracts Management, and various Program Managers.

The successful candidate will hold strong leadership characteristics, excellent oral and written skills, solid negotiation skills, knowledge of terms and conditions, and 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. They will be responsible for activities and knowledge within multiple disciplines across the Supply Chain process; Participate in various aspects of supply chain process areas: Supply Chain-Plan, Supply Chain-Source, Supply Chain-Make, Supply Chain-Deliver as well as Supply Chain-Operations. As well as exhibit end-to-end supply chain competency and manages one or more Supply Chain functions (Planning, Sourcing, Small Business/Disadvantaged Programs, Supplier Quality, Warehouse & Transportation, Analytics, Compliance, Systems, etc.).

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Management of a direct staff of up to 3 professionals

  • Provide guidance and training to ensure professionals are performing to or exceeding the expectation of their position.

  • Demonstrate success/problem solving skills in supply chain, business management, operations, logistics, engineering or program management.

  • Experience with complex agreements such as long-term agreements, teaming agreements, strategic alliances, memorandums of agreements (MOA)s, overriding Terms and Conditions, claims and settlements.

  • Working knowledge of Federal and Defense contracting requirements including ITAR and FAR/DFARS

  • Proficient in Earned Value Management Systems, supplier financial reporting/forecasting, contracting/subcontracting, or supplier/program/product scheduling.

  • Ability to successfully manage complex supplier specifications, drawings, Statement of Work (SOW)s and supplier issue resolution.

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of experience in supply chain, business management or other related field; 3+ years of experience in supply chain, business management or other related field with a Master's.

  • 1+ years of experience as a team lead or managing of people.

  • Experience working in Global Supply Chain.

  • Working knowledge of SAP and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance (US citizenship)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently holds an active Secret Security clearance.

  • Experience working with multiple complex contracting types and agreements, including Firm Fixed Price and Cost Reimbursable, and possess knowledge relating to special payment provisions (progress of performance base payments).

  • In-depth experience with proposal process, pricing instructions, terms and conditions and evaluating the adequacy of subcontractor proposals received.

  • Expertise in Excel

  • Knowledge of SAP

Salary Range: $109,000 - $164,600

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.