Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist Oklahoma City, OK

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.

Are you ready to put your experience to work at Northrop Grumman? If so, we want you to join our Team as a Principal Supply Chain Subcontracts Specialist by applying your experience in supply chain management, or related fields, to include business and financial planning, contracts administration, or project management. You will become a part of Northrop Grumman's Global Supply Chain Team within the Defense Systems Sector, which is engaged throughout all aspects of the core technologies used within our Major Components & Spares program, within B-2.

Your responsibilities will encompass the preparation of RFP packages and execution of subcontracts while ensuring compliance to company policies and procedures. You will apply your understanding of the buyer and the seller roles in establishing mutually successful business arrangements, with experiences in statements of work and solicitations/bid packages, proposal evaluation, price and term negotiations, development of contractual documentation and post award administration. You will use your ability to make sound decisions in a timely manner, display strong interpersonal skills, and have an agile perspective of compliance protocol mandated by regulated industry.

Within the GSC organization the candidate will support a team-based program and perform activities in a variety of cross-functional areas including but not limited to proposal development, negotiations, financial planning, subcontract execution/award, and customer service. Ideal candidates are generally experienced in multiple areas of the procurement or contractual function(s), developing business relationships, and demonstrating an affinity for working with, or understanding the Aerospace Industry.

You will be responsible for executing major subcontract activities and providing contractual support and documentation to suppliers, and Internal Work Orders, in support of Major Component & Spares programs; while ensuring compliance to company policies and procedures. The Subcontracts Specialist will coordinate and collaborate with key stakeholders such as contracts, engineering, quality, supplier development, planning, operations, program and end-users.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent (GED) with at least 10 years of relevant experience ; w ill consider 6 years of relevant experience with bachelor's degree or 4 year of relevant experience with Master's

  • Solid understanding of procurement principles, policies, procedures, and regulations

  • Capable of working in a fast-paced environment, ability to multi-task, make decisions in a timely manner and display strong interpersonal skills

  • Solid knowledge of FAR/DFARS and associated Federal Contracting regulations

  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with myriad levels of the organization including but not limited to developing and delivering to sector, division, business unit and Customer Leadership

  • Ability to maintain high level of confidence in the areas of supply chain management

  • Must be able to obtain and hold a Secret clearance

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated leadership, critical thinking and innovative behaviors in past projects, roles or experiences

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience in a regulated industry; to include Aerospace & Defense, Insurance, Financial Services, Telecommunications

  • SAP experience

  • Demonstrated experience with multiple contracting formats, including Firm Fixed Price and/or Cost Reimbursable

  • Familiarity with terms and conditions, and/or special contract clauses/types such as: long term agreements and intellectual property agreements

  • Demonstrated negotiation experience

Salary Range: $70,600 - $117,700

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

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