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Northrop Grumman is seeking a Sr. Principal Supply Chain Subcontracts Specialist for our Philadelphia, PA location. This position can be worked in a hybrid environment from our Philadelphia location.
Sources and procures specialized goods and services for both competitive and non-competitive procurements
Owns contractual management for the supplier.
Understand and evaluate multiple supplier proposals to place compliant purchase orders.
Extract, monitor, analyze and validate data and information from multiple sources
Responsible for source selection from contract proposal to execution phases.
Coordinates and collaborates with key stakeholders such as contracts, engineering, quality, supplier development, planning, operations, program and end-users.
Develops subcontract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and/or services.
Reparse bid packages, conducts bidders conferences, analyzes and evaluates proposals, negotiates subcontract provisions, selects or recommends subcontractors, writes awards, and administers resulting subcontracts.
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 strategic and targeted negotiations.
Manages performance of subcontracts, ensures compliance with all public law requirements as well as company (and business) policies and procedures including import/export regulations.
Employs sound business practices and assesses supplier performance as part of follow-up activities.
Ensures that appropriate documentation is provided to logistics/transportation & warehouse organization so that proper receipt is recorded.
Manages and develops strategic/key suppliers.
Reviews and approves supplier payment as needed.
Utilizes process tools such as Lean Six Sigma with suppliers to drive quality, efficiency and continuous improvement.
Basic Qualifications are:
Bachelors degree with 10+ years of experience in supply chain, business management or related or a Masters with 8+ years of experience in supply chain, business management or related field.
Experience with FAR and DFARS and/or similar environments supporting programs that range from research & development to full rate production.
Experience with SAP or related purchasing software, in addition to Excel, PowerPoint, & MS Project
- Preferred Qualifications :
Solid understanding of the Systems, Applications and Processes (SAP) procurement system, Supplier Scorecards and performance management, NG Principles and Operating Practices, and metric analysis
Strong Organization and communication skills, attention to detail
Develop engaging and collaborative relationships with suppliers and internal partners / customers to drive problem resolution
Significant experience conducting oral presentations to leadership
Extensive negotiating skills with high value contracts
Change Management experience
Candidates must be able to make sound decisions in a timely manner, display strong interpersonal skills, and have an agile perspective of compliance protocol mandated by regulated industry, including Aerospace and Defense.
Salary Range: $107,000 - $160,600
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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .
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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
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