Procurement Specialist (Level 2) / Principal Procurement Specialist (Level 3)East Hartford, CT

Requisition ID: R10158410

  • Category: Global Supply Chain

  • Location: East Hartford, Connecticut, 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 is seeking a Procurement Specialist (Level 2) or a Principal Procurement Specialist (Level 3) to join our team. This position will be located on site in East Hartford, CT.


  • Develops RFQ utilizing Specifications, statements of work, and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and/or services.

  • Prepares bid packages, analyzes and evaluates proposals, negotiates PO provisions, administers resulting PO and ensures on time delivery.

  • Manages performance of Purchase Orders and assigned suppliers, ensures compliance with all public law requirements as well as NG policies and procedures including import/export regulations.

  • Coordinates and collaborates with key stakeholders such as contracts, engineering, quality, planning, operations, program and end-users.

  • 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 proactive supplier management

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ability to work on-site full time

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Finance or related field preferred and 3 years of experience or 1 year with a Master’s; in lieu of degree, 7 years of experience will be considered for a level 2

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Finance or related field preferred and 6 years of experience or 4 years with a Master’s; in lieu of degree, 10 years of experience will be considered for a level 3

  • 2+ years’ experience in purchasing, subcontracts, or contracts

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated performance, critical thinking and supplier management skills in past projects, roles or experience.

  • Strong time management and organizational skills; ability to keep multiple priorities moving forward

  • Experience in a MRP system, SAP, CostPoint, Oracle

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret Clearance

  • Experience with challenging suppliers and subcontracts / long term agreements

  • Experience procuring in an NPI / concurrent engineering environment

  • Experience in small and complex machining or electronics commodities

  • Ability to read technical drawings and documents

  • Knowledge of government contracting requirements and regulations (e.g. FAR, DFARS, ITAR, etc.)

  • Master’s Degree in Business or Supply Chain

Salary Range: $65,600 - $98,400

Salary Range 2: $80,600 - $121,000

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.