iReturn Supply Chain Procurement, Subcontracts and Planning Professionals for Mission Systems Linthicum, MD

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.

We are seeking experienced and motivated professionals who are looking to return to the workforce after a career break of a minimum of 2 years for various professional roles that support our Supply Chain business to include subcontracts, procurement and planners. Positions can be located in Baltimore/Linthicum, MD; Rolling Meadows, IL; Woodland Hills, Sunnyvale, CA.

The Northrop Grumman iReturn program provides experienced professionals with internal support, mentors, and connections with other iReturning employee to transition back to a full-time career in one of several fields at Northrop Grumman through training, professional development, and networking opportunities. This "Returnship" program focuses on providing you with a seamless transition back into the workforce.

Some of the potential duties might include:

  • d evelops subcontract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and/or services. Prepares bid packages, conducts bidders conferences, analyzes and evaluates proposals, negotiates subcontract provisions, selects or recommends subcontractors, writes awards, and administers resulting subcontracts.

  • Negotiates and coordinates additions, deletions, or modifications to subcontracts.

  • Participates with contracts administration and purchasing to develop subcontract policies and procedures.

  • Sources and procures goods and services of a commodity nature from many suppliers.

  • Initiates Requests for Quotations and Proposals and analyzes proposed pricing from potential suppliers.

  • In conjunction with quality organization, evaluates and monitors supplier quality and reliability, as well as supplier ability to support required delivery schedules.

  • Works with internal customers to ensure specifications are appropriate for the services or products required. Identifies opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through targeted negotiations.

  • Issues purchase orders and manages its life cycle.

  • Providing support to the program team to evaluate material and equipment requirements throughout the life of the program.

  • Understanding the breadth of the supply chain management scope (including materials management, procurement, subcontracts, material finance, and supplier relationship management)

  • Planning and coordinating program requirements

  • Monitoring and establishing material inventory

  • Addressing supplier capacity and/or production issues

  • Evaluating suppliers and noting key performance indicators

Basic Qualifications:

Career break of at least 2 years

Bachelor's Degree and 3+ years of Procurement, Supply Chain, Sourcing, or closely related business experience;

OR a Master's degree and 1+ years of Procurement, Supply Chain, Sourcing, or closely related business experience.

Experience with MS Office including Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Strong problem solving skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Supply chain experience for an aerospace and/or Defense Company.

Procurement experience in a manufacturing environment.

Supply Chain or Procurement experience

FAR/DFARS or government contracts experience

Experience with ERP systems, preferably SAP


Salary Range: $67,000 - $105,200

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.

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.