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Northrop Grumman Supply Chain Procuremnt Spec in Baltimore, Maryland

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has an opening for a Supply Chain Procurement Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Baltimore/Linthicum, MD area with an opportunity for excellent career growth potential supporting the rapidly growing development programs with support from a Global Supply Chain perspective for the Emerging Capabilities Development (ECD) Division.

Sources and procures goods and services of a commodity nature from many suppliers. Initiates Requests for Quotations and Proposals and receives same, analyzing proposed pricing from potential suppliers. In conjunction with quality organization, evaluates and monitors supplier quality and reliability, as well as supplier ability to support required delivery schedules. Works with internal customers to ensure specifications are appropriate for the services or products required. Identifies opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through targeted negotiations. Issues purchase orders. Manages performance of purchase orders, ensures compliance with all public law requirements as well as company (and business) policies and procedures including import/export regulations. Employs sound business practices and assesses supplier performance as part of follow-up activities. Ensures that appropriate documentation is provided to logistics/transportation & warehouse organization so that proper receipt is recorded. Reviews and approves supplier payment as needed. Utilizes process tools such as Lean Six Sigma with suppliers to drive quality, efficiency and continuous improvement.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 3 years of relevant experience or a Master's Degree with 1 year of relevant experience.

  • Must have experience in Subcontracts, Purchasing, Contracts, Finance, or Project Management

  • Must have a minimum of 1 year of experience with SAP or related business application software

  • Must have a minimum of 1 year of experience with FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) and DFARS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Business, Global Supply Chain or Project Management

  • Negotiating skills with contract in excess of $750,000

  • Experience conducting oral presentations to senior leadership

  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS)

  • Previous Control Account Manager (CAM) experience or training

  • Working level knowledge of Business Law

  • Risk mitigation experience

  • Change Management experience

  • Secret Security Clearance or higher that has been granted or renewed within the past 6 years

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.

Job Category : Global Supply Chain