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Northrop Grumman Senior Principal Supply Chain Procurement Specialist in Chandler, Arizona

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Launch and Missile Defense Systems (LMDS) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

LMDS has an opening for a Sr. Principal Systems Architect to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Chandler, Arizona.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Source and procure goods and services of a commodity nature from many suppliers.

  • Initiate Requests for Quotations and Proposals and receives same, analyzing proposed pricing from potential suppliers.

  • In conjunction with quality organization, evaluate and monitor supplier quality and reliability, as well as supplier ability to support required delivery schedules. Work with internal customers to ensure specifications are appropriate for the services or products required

  • Identify opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through targeted negotiations

  • Issue purchase orders.

  • Manage performance of purchase orders, ensures compliance with all public law requirements as well as company (and business) policies and procedures including import/export regulations.

  • Employ sound business practices and assesses supplier performance as part of follow-up activities.

  • Ensure that appropriate documentation is provided to logistics/transportation & warehouse organization so that proper receipt is recorded.

  • Review and approve supplier payment as needed.

  • Utilizes process tools such as Lean Six Sigma with suppliers to drive quality, efficiency and continuous improvement.

As an employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package which includ es:

• Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

• 401k

• Educational Assistance

• Life Insurance

• Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

• Paid Time Off

• Health & Wellness Resources

• Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 10 years of related experience. 4 additional years of related experience can be substituted for the

degree requirement.

  • Procurement experience in Government environment

  • U.S. citizenship required. Ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance

  • Microsoft skills

  • Experience working with in FAR/DFAR requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • TS/SCI clearance

  • Experience with working with DOD customers

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