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Northrop Grumman Staff Supplier Program Manager in Chandler, Arizona

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrup Grumman is currently seeking an experienced Supplier Program Managerto provide leadership to our team in the Chandler, AZ office .

Role Description & Responsibilities:

TheSupplier Program Manager will perform all program management activities necessary to ensure on time delivery of hardware, software, and services, within budget and specifications.

  • Lead the assigned Integrated Product Teams (IPT) and coordinate subcontract and supplier management activities with other organizations.

  • Support the Program Office in ensuring all technical, quantity, schedule, and quality requirements are identified and coordinated for incorporation into the appropriate contractual documents such as statements of work, specifications and contracts.

  • Meet regularly with the IPT to coordinate internal activities and with the suppliers to ascertain supplier progress.

  • Track actual progress against plan to the program office, identify risks, and areas of recovery when needed.

  • Support the procurement organization in proposal evaluation and negotiation activities.Duties include but are not limited to: leading/coordination of supply chain/procurement activities for specific suppliers, negotiations of subcontracts/procurements, project and schedule management for responsible products, supplier evaluations, Integrated Product Team (IPT) leadership duties, proposal support/management, status to upper management/supplier stoplight charts and Cost Account Management (CAM) duties as required. Other duties as assigned. Experience Requirements:

  • Demonstrated proficiency and expertise in program management techniques including EVMS, EAC, cost/schedule processes.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in schedule critical path analysis, supplier management, proposal/negotiation activities, SOW/Specification development, and problem identification and implementation of corrective action plans.

  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and resourcefulness to support fast-changing program requirements. Experience Preferred

  • Experience with major subcontractors and Government procurement regulations a plus. Skills & Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonal skills with history of interfacing effectively with all levels of management, and internal and external customers and suppliers.

  • High energy/self-starter with proven leadership skills and ability to multi-task in a multi-functional environment.

  • Knowledge of MS Office, MS Project, MS Excel, and Costpoint software.

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Education / Experience: 15+ Years with Bachelors; 13+ Years with Masters

Preferred Qualifications:

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