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.
SP Launch and Missile Defense Systems (LMDS) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil 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 Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Chandler, Arizona.
Candidate will negotiate with both large businesses and small businesses on a variety of complex-type contracts including cost-plus-incentive-fee type.
Must have an understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards. Knowledge of industry practices. Independently demonstrates the skill and ability to perform complex professional tasks. Able to be creative in finding solutions to resolve issues.
This position will help develop solutions to complex problems, which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation. Ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives.
Candidate will attend program meetings and may be required to present to groups. Must be able to work independently and have strong organizational skills.
Job responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
Sources and procures specialized goods and services. Owns contractual management for the supplier.
Responsible for source selection from contract proposal to execution phases.
Coordinates and collaborates with key stakeholders such as contracts, engineering, quality, supplier development, planning, operations, program and end-users.
Develops subcontract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and/or services.
Prepares bid packages, conducts bidders conferences, analyzes and evaluates proposals, negotiates subcontract provisions, selects or recommends subcontractors, writes awards, and administers resulting subcontracts.
In conjunction with quality organization, evaluates and monitors supplier quality and reliability, as well as supplier ability to support required delivery schedules.
Identifies strategies and opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through strategic and targeted negotiations.
Manages performance of subcontracts, 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.
Maintain data in SAP related to Purchase Orders, Contracts, and Contract Messages
Manages and develops strategic/key suppliers.
Reviews and approves supplier payment as needed.
Utilizes process tools such as Lean Six Sigma with suppliers to drive quality, efficiency and continuous improvement.
A bachelor's degree with 3+ years of contracts, supply chain, procurement, or related business experience -OR- a master's degree with + years of contracts, supply chain, procurement, or related business experience.
Knowledge of the government acquisition process with a strong knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and agency supplements, such as Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS), NASA (NFS).
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
Must have the ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance
Strong problem-solving skills leading to innovative solutions.
Detail oriented, strategic thinking, and analytical.
Demonstrated interpersonal and people leadership skills; ability to leverage professional relationships
Proven multitasking ability; resilience when faced with multiple deadlines and competing priorities
Active DoD Secret Clearance
Experience with DSEAs, ITAR, and international export requirements.
Knowledge of U.S. government and industry supply chain practices
Working knowledge of SAP or 1ERP
Expertise in MS Office applications
Management or large Subcontracts exceeding $50M
Self-Starter with problem solving skills.
Ability to mentor other subcontract professionals of varying levels of experience.
As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
Paid Time Off
Health & Wellness Resources
This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off
Salary Range: $63,800 - $95,600
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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .
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.
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