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

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Northrop Grumman is seeking skilled and motivated Supply Chain Planning Specialist with experiences in supply chain management and/or related fields (including business and financial planning, contracts administration, project management, logistics, and manufacturing) to support the Land & Maritime Sensors Business Unit Development Programs.

This can be filled as a Band 2 or Band 3 position and will be located in Linthicum, MD. This role is Hybrid role requiring 2 days in the NGC office.

The Supply Chain Planning Specialist's responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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

  • Understanding the breadth of the supply chain management scope (including materials management, procurement, subcontracts, material finance, and supplier relationship management)

  • Planning and coordinating program requirements.

  • Monitoring and establishing material inventory.

  • Addressing supplier capacity and/or production issues

  • Evaluating suppliers and noting key performance indicators

  • Candidates must be able to make sound decisions on time, display strong interpersonal skills, and have an agile perspective of compliance protocol mandated by the regulated industry.

  • 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 and NON-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.

  • Creates/releases requisitions.

  • Receives/reviews requirements for non-standard parts.

  • Analyzes lead times and identifies critical path procurements.

Basic Qualifications for Supply Chain Planning Specialist (SCPS) 2:

  • Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of supply chain, business management, finance and/or business experience or a Master's Degree and 1+ years of supply chain, business management, finance and/or business experience (e.g. cost account management, supplier financial reporting/forecasting and supplier/program/product scheduling). [7+ years of relevant experience in lieu of BS degree]

  • U.S. Citizenship is required with the ability to obtain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Clearance

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite with expertise in MS Excel

Preferred Qualifications for Supply Chain Planning Specialist (SCPS) 2:

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

  • Financial background in financial executions - Earned Value Management, Return To Greens, Forecasting and Variance Analysis

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with suppliers and program management

  • SAP experience

  • Ability to be agile and work in a fast-paced environment

Basic Qualifications for Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist (SCPS) 3:

  • Bachelor's degree and minimum of 6 years of experience in supply chain, contracts, business and/or related field OR Master's degree and minimum of 4 years of experience in supply chain, contracts, business and/or related field (Will consider 10 years of applied experience in lieu of degree)

  • Ability to be agile and work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work in a team environment while also being able to work independently with limited oversight

  • Demonstrate success in managing complex problems and driving solutions related to program execution

  • U.S. Citizenship is required with the ability to obtain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Clearance

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite with expertise in MS Excel

Preferred Qualifications for Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist (SCPS) 3:

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

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

  • Financial background in financial executions - Earned Value Management, Return To Greens, Forecasting and Variance Analysis

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with suppliers and program management

  • SAP experience

  • Ability to be agile and work in a fast-paced environment

Salary Range: $68,800 - $103,200

Salary Range 2: $84,600 - $127,000

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.