Supply Chain Programs Manager 2 (Clearance Required)Baltimore, MD

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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a dedicated Manager Supply Chain Programs to join our team in Baltimore, MD. The Supply Chain Programs is responsible and accountable to GSC and the Business Area for the capture/proposal, strategy, material finance/CAM management, management of the technical supplier management team, and execution of all material and services content for a major subcontractor and other suppliers in a Restricted Program in the Advanced Radar Solutions (ARS) Operating Unit in the Combat Sensors Business Unit.

  • The ideal candidate a cts as the main focal point for the Program Management Office (PMO) for the technical and subcontract performance of the supplier, related supply chain activities, and coordinates cross-functionally between external and internal stakeholders to ensure supplier commitments are met, and that appropriate mitigation plans are developed and executed to address programmatic risks related to the major subcontractor and supply chain.

  • The ideal candidate develops the supplier management strategy and leads the activities of the supplier technical team in all phases of the Business Acquisition Process (BAP).

  • Provides differentiated and affordable supply chain solutions for existing and new efforts.

  • Ensures prior to program execution, all elements of the proposed program(s) plans are complete, have been coordinated with the supplier and the supplier management team, and accurate schedules, budgets, plans, program, procurement and subcontracts strategies are ready to be implemented.

  • Develops supplemental tracking tools as necessary to operate in a classified environment.

  • Leads supplier management team program execution and is accountable for resource planning, supplier cost, forecasting, schedule and technical performance, risk/opportunity management, and supplier issue resolution for Operations, Maintenance and Support and repair subcontracts.

  • Implements strategies and actions to ensure timely delivery of subcontracted services in support of program needs. Supports achievement of ARS OU financial commitments.

  • Drives continuous improvements in supplier management and supply chain/subcontracts related processes via collaboration with other functions, programs, and the extended supply chain.

  • Ensure compliance with the wide range of regulatory and other requirements. Collaborates with manufacturing, mission assurance, and engineering to ensure successful repairs and delivery of supplier's subcontracted items.

  • This position may also become responsible for managing a team of one or two supply chain planning professionals.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develops the material strategy and leads the activities for GSC in all phases of the Business Acquisition Process (BAP).

  • Develops and leads sourcing strategies for major subcontracts

  • Defines scope requirements for each product or service to be procured and ensures alignment of content and supplier capabilities

  • Defines and manages cost and schedule targets to achieve program and business objectives

  • Tracks Supplier technical, cost performance, invoicing and payment status

  • Performs as the Firewall Administrator in support of firewalled activities

  • Performs as the Supplier Management integrated product team (IPT) lead for key subcontract suppliers

  • Determines the risk basis and value for supplier services and manages mitigation plans

  • Functions as supplier Change Board interface for all anticipated, proposed, and released changes

  • Coordinates with Engineering and Mission Assurance to develop supplier requirements and to evaluate supplier proposals

  • Ensures supplier compliance with all elements of the SOW and subcontract

  • Coordinates supplier data management activities with the data manager, technical review team and the supplier

  • Ensures recovery plans are put in place for any / all erosion to schedule milestones

  • Ensures accurate Estimates at Complete (EACs) and material receipt forecasts pertaining to supplier activities

  • Leads solicitations for proposals, review of proposals, and supports supplier negotiations

  • Coordinates Purchase Order Closeout activities

  • Briefs Program and Executive management and Customers on the status and issues affecting or being impacted by supplier performance and cost.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree with 9+ years of supply chain/business management/contracts/program management, operations and/or closely related experience, or a Master's degree with a minimum of 7 years' of related experience as discussed above.

  • Strong leadership, communication, and writing skills

  • Expertise in Microsoft Word and Excel

  • US Citizenship and a DoD Secret Clearance to start, with the ability to obtain an SAP and Top Secret Clearance

  • Knowledge of SAP, and EVMS and CAM Experience (Budget Management, Contract proposal support, Cost Estimating)

  • 3+ years of experience as a team lead and/or a management of people role

  • Must be able to work on-site in Linthicum, MD in a hybrid schedule.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Rigorous knowledge of metrics, performance tracking, Earned Value Management and data integrity.

  • Strong communications skills with the ability to lead, influence, and collaborate with a diverse set of stakeholders.

  • Experience with a broad range of software, hardware, and supply chain issues, managing technical teams, risk management, small and large and complex proposals, terms and conditions, negotiations, contract types (fixed price and cost type), and post award management including purchase order closeout activities

  • Prior leadership in developing team or working with teams &/or mentoring others in career development activities

  • Active Top Secret Clearance

  • Demonstrated success in managing large, complex programs and/or organizations.

  • 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, SOW's, and supplier issue resolution

Salary Range: $131,800 - $197,600

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.