Principal Supply Chain Procurement SpecialistPlymouth, MN

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Northrop Grumman is seeking a Principal Supply Chain Procurement Specialist for our Business Unit, Armament Systems , located in Plymouth, MN .

Armament Systems specializes in the development and production of Ammunition, Guns and Precision Guidance Ordinance.

Position Summary: Sources and procures goods and services of a commodity nature from many suppliers. Initiates Requests for Quotations and Proposals and receives same, analyzing 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. Manages performance of purchase orders, 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. 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:

  • This position emphasizes skills and experience. Must have 10 years of experience. Will consider a Bachelor's degree with 6 years of experience or MS with 4 years of experience.

  • The successful candidate must have experience working with multiple contracting formats, including Firm Fixed Price and Cost Reimbursable, possess knowledge relating to special payment provisions (progress or performance based payments). Applicant must understand the proposal process, pricing instructions, terms and conditions and determine the adequacy of supplier proposals received.

  • The successful candidate will possess strong leadership, communication and writing skills as well as identification of risk mitigation techniques and problem solving skills

  • Must be a US citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • U.S. Government procurement, contracts, subcontracts or related field.

  • Expertise in Word and Excel.

  • Experience using Cospoint, Cognos and Sharepoint

  • Eligible to obtain secret clearance.

  • Knowledge of: U.S. Government contracting and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)/Defense Federal Acquisitions Regulation Supplement (DFARS), with specific working knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS); and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audit procedures.

  • ASCM or APICS Certification

Salary Range: $77,000 - $115,400

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.