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Northrop Grumman Supply Chain Program Manager 2 in Boston, Massachusetts

The Program Subcontract Manager (PSM) will be responsible and accountable for the strategy, planning, and execution for major subcontractors supporting development programs. The PSM will be managing suppliers located in the region between Manchester, NH and Boston, MA. The PSM directs and manages all cost, schedule and technical performance requirements that are levied on the subcontractor or the product family and is required to ensure performance and support of the contract milestones of the system. The PSM acts as the main focal point to the subcontractor, briefs executive management and customer on the status and issues affecting performance or cost, and conducts program reviews with the subcontractor and program office. The PSM is responsible for and directs all phases of the subcontract including initiation of the business case for make or buy decisions, requests for proposals, subcontract management plans, negotiation strategy, cost and schedule accountability and technical performance. The PSM makes decisions affecting the performance of the subcontractor, establishes milestone objectives, and manages performance to committed schedules and contractual specifications. The PSM will be the Supplier Management Team (SMT) lead for the planning, procurement and execution of key strategic subcontract suppliers. The PSM must be able to build and lead a cross-functional team of individuals toward common goals and results.

Responsibilities / Accountabilities (as the SMT lead):

  • Leads team composed of engineers, quality and procurement personnel

  • 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

  • Performs as the total integrated product team (IPT) lead for key subcontract suppliers and the associated subcontractor procurements

  • Determines the risk basis and value for the procured products and manages mitigation plans

  • Coordinates/leads all supplier design, manufacturing, and program reviews, including the necessary levels of NGMS participation

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

  • Ensures supplier compliance with all elements of the SOW and performance specifications

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

  • Monitors and facilitates corrective actions identified in EVMS reports

  • Ensures accurate Estimates at Complete (EACs) and material receipt forecasts

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 8+ years of experience (6+ years with a Masters degree) in program management, supply chain, manufacturing or engineering

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

  • Demonstrated experience managing development programs or suppliers

  • Demonstrated success in managing projects to cost, performance, and schedule requirements

  • Ability to create and maintain trusted relationships with internal and external customers

  • Demonstrated success in leading and developing cross functional teams

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, with all levels of management and individual contributors

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite

  • Secret Security Clearance to start and to be considered

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in major subcontractor management

  • Experience performing monthly earned value and risk and opportunity management for assigned programs

  • Demonstrated understanding of specifications, drawings & supplier statements of work (SOWs)

  • Demonstrated experience managing technical specifications, drawings and manufacturing process instructions

  • Proficiency in the use of SAP

  • Masters Degree in a Business or Technical field

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Job Category : Program Management