Supply Chain Subcontract SpecialistLake Charles, LA

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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what's possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Are you ready to put your knowledge and experience to work at Northrop Grumman? If so, our Defense Systems sector wants you to join our Team as a Subcontracts Specialist Level 2 in our Global Supply Chain division.

This is a full-time position located in Lake Charles, Louisiana that supports multiple onsite and offsite programs. You will be responsible for the execution of multiple key subcontracts and managing suppliers to ensure our internal and external customers are supported in their missions.

In this role, you will:

  • Source a variety of goods and services, to include but not limited to, aircraft parts and components, tooling, machinery, ground support equipment, and various services.

  • Develop subcontract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and/or services.

  • Prepare bid packages, review, and analyze proposals and identify opportunities to negotiate prices and delivery schedules based on the mission needs of the program.

  • Manage performance of subcontracts, ensure compliance with all public law requirements as well as company (and business) policies and procedures including import/export regulations.

  • Ensure all procurement activities are performed in accordance with Northrop Grumman compliance processes and procedures.

  • Create/Issue purchase orders and manage contractual delivery dates.

  • Develop and maintain regular status meetings with suppliers to track open actions and contractual requirements.

  • Evaluate and assess supplier performance metrics such as cost, responsiveness, quality, and reliability.

  • Participate in meetings with the Customer, Program Management, and Material Management teams to ensure program responsibilities are understood and executed in a timely manner.

  • Assist in growing the supplier pool and working through the registration process with new vendors.

  • Review and approve supplier payment as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A High School diploma and a minimum of 7 years of experience in supply chain and/or procurement roles. A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 3 years working directly in supply chain and/or procurement roles may also be considered.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Excellent communication, problem solving and organizational skills

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in SAP

  • Invoice processing experience (in SAP)

  • An understanding of aircraft maintenance and related supply chain support requirements

  • Experience working within the FAR/DFARS for government procurement and subcontracting

  • Experience with negotiating terms and conditions with suppliers

  • A current / active security clearance (Secret or higher)

Salary Range: $62,200 - $93,400

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.