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Northrop Grumman Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist in Huntsville, Alabama

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist, level 3, to join its team of qualified, diverse professionals engaged in supporting large, complex, and challenging national defense programs that secure our nation and its allies. The successful applicant will become a part of Northrop Grumman's Launch and Missile Defense Systems Division. This position can be located in Huntsville, AL or Colorado Springs, CO.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to act as trusted advisor and subject matter expert for subcontracting actions on a wide range of contractual issues. The successful candidate will demonstrate the skill and ability to analyze and develop innovative solutions to complex problems and be able to communicate effectively at the highest levels. The candidate must possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of Federal Government contracting regulations and best practices and be prepared to perform with limited supervision.

Responsibilities will encompass the full range of the subcontract acquisition process including participation in strategic sourcing decisions, capture and proposal activities, teaming agreement generation and execution, preparing requests for proposals consistent with customer solicitations, federal statutes and regulations, US laws and enterprise policies and procedures, evaluating proposal submissions, ensuring that risk and mitigation strategies are identified and developed, developing negotiation plans and leading negotiation teams, preparing post negotiation documentation and preparing subcontract files in compliance with Northrop Grumman policies and procedures. The ability to collaborate with executive program management and other multi-functional teams is required.

The successful candidate must be able to make sound decisions in a timely manner, display strong interpersonal skills, and have a thorough knowledge of the FAR and DFARs in a Government Contracting environment.

The successful candidate will understand subcontract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and services. The candidate will be required to prepare bid packages, conduct bidder's conferences, analyze and evaluate proposals, negotiate subcontract provisions, select or recommend subcontractors, write subcontract awards, and administer resulting subcontracts. The candidate will also negotiate and coordinate additions, deletions, or modifications to subcontracts and participate with contracts administration and purchasing to develop subcontract policies and procedures.

  • Relocation assistance may be authorized

  • Travel will be required (5%)

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

• Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

• 401k

• Educational Assistance

• Life Insurance

• Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

• Paid Time Off

• Health & Wellness Resources

• Employee Discounts

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.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree with 6 years of subcontract and/or supply chain administration and supplier management experience or 4 years with a Master's degree.

  • In-depth understanding of procurement policies, procedures, and regulations are essential

  • The ability to work well in team environments and lead negotiations with major subcontractors is required

  • Strong organizational, written and oral communication skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Ability to work with limited supervision and apply sound judgment to problem solving

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of SAP

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance

  • Experience with and/or a basic working knowledge of the following is a plus:

Prime flowdown analysis to include classified requirements

Statement of work (SOW) development for product development (including custom hardware and software)

  • Salary minimum: $76,000

  • Salary maximum: $114,000

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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

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