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Northrop Grumman Sr Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist in Dulles, Virginia

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a sr principal supply chain subcontract specialist to join our team in Dulles, VA.

Roles and Responsibilities:

This position will be primarily responsible for initiating and managing Long Term Agreements (LTA)/Strategic Procurement Agreements (SPA). 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. 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. 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. 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.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 10 Years with Bachelors; 8 Years with Masters;

  • Proficient in 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).

  • Experience with handling multiple high-visibility and critical tasks simultaneously.

  • Experience with supplier negotiations.

  • Experience with Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR).

  • Experience with price and/or cost analysis.

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

  • US citizenship required

Preferred Qualification:

  • Experience with Deltek Costpoint.

  • Self-Starter with problem solving skills.

  • Ability to mentor other subcontract professionals of varying levels of experience.

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