Supply Chain Manager 1Devens, MA

Requisition ID: R10149549

  • Category: Global Supply Chain

  • Location: Devens, Massachusetts, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position

  • Shift: Days (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Positions Available: 1

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 Space Components Business Unit is seeking a Supply Chain Manager 1 to join our team. This position will be located in Devens, MA.

The Supply Chain Manager leads a team of procurement professionals in providing supply chain Operating Unit support within Mission Enabling Products Business Unit in the Payload Ground Space Systems Division within the Space Systems sector. Responsibilities include support of the business unit’s performance, financial growth and achievement of operational objectives through ownership of the buy supply chain.

The Supply Chain Manager engages in the resolution of complex supply chain issues including supplier on time delivery, cost and performance support of operations and program execution to meet customer commitments.

This position requires experience in communicating and collaborating across different functions and levels as well as driving supply chain management processes.

The preferred candidate will have leadership experience, strong interpersonal skills, will be able to multi-task, will be a results oriented creative thinker and will possess a thorough understanding of supply chain best practices, purchasing, lean six sigma, and project management.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of procurement professionals

  • Responsible for total purchased part performance for the Operating Unit including on time delivery, cost reduction initiatives, and supplier sourcing and management

  • Responsible for the performance, development, and engagement of the buying team

  • Achieve KPI Target Goals including Supplier Performance Targets in Quality, Delivery and Cost

  • Utilize CI tools in response to business issues

  • Drive supply chain strategies to improve supply chain agility including significant lead time reduction, cost savings, and improvements in supplier delivery performance


  • Apply Import/Export regulations such as ITAR, EAR, DDTC registration etc.

  • Apply security regulations concerning vendor visits or sharing information

  • Apply government contract requirements such as FAR, DFAR, ISO, NASA, CPSR, MMAS, DCAA, SOX, etc. to appropriate agreements

  • Support auditing processes such as DCAA, CPSR, internal, etc.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 8 years of experience in Global Supply Chain or Business Management or Master’s Degree with 6 years of experience

  • 2+ years of experience leading a team of Supply Chain professionals; proven organizational and leadership skills

  • In depth understanding and experience with Supply Chain purchasing, policies, process, tools, regulations and protocols

  • Experience in driving to resolution complex supplier issues in collaboration with suppliers, engineering, quality/mission assurance and program office

  • Demonstrated capability and success in understanding metrics, data management and overall business analytics

  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong, effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders with success in leading and influencing peers and other support functions

  • Ability to assess risk and opportunity in making decisions

  • High level of proficiency in MS Office suite, procurement and ERP systems/tools

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Secret or Top Secret clearance

  • MBA and/or Supply Chain-related professional designation and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in defense or aerospace systems

  • Experience in DoD government contracting and commercial business industry and/or procurement administration

  • Experience in leading Proposal efforts across Subcontractors and Materials vendors

  • Experience with a diverse portfolio of programs, customers, and suppliers within the Machining, Forging and Complex Tooling commodity

  • Working knowledge of NGC Global Supply Chain, Business Development, and/ or Manufacturing/Operations.

Salary Range: $104,600 - $156,800

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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.