Northrop Grumman Supply Chain Procurement Specialist - Buyer in Plymouth, Minnesota
The buyer establishes, maintains and monitors supplier agreements of medium to high dollar, risk, and/or complexity. The buyer supports the selection, development and management of strategic and preferred suppliers to meet commodity cost and performance goals. The buyer will support custom and COTS(Commodity Off the Shelf) electronic components and assemblies.
Contract Structure & Business Terms
Negotiate pricing using cost/price and best value analysis
Negotiate to ensure terms and conditions address provisions and risks of financial terms, acceptance criteria, delivery requirements, warranty, intellectual property, termination provisions, indemnification and all other potential risk areas
Ensure terms and conditions have been flowed down from customer contracts to supplier contracts
Establish and maintain formal agreements(Purchase Orders) with suppliers
Incorporate customer or internal changes in the contract or PO
Track cost savings and cost avoidance
Establish delivery and payment terms that reduce inventory and make best use of cash
Apply Import/Export regulations such as ITAR, EAR, DDTC registration etc.
Apply security regulations concerning vendor visits or sharing information.
Apply government contract requirements such as FAR, DFAR, ISO, NASA, CPSR, MMAS, DCAA, SOX, etc. to appropriate agreements
Support auditing processes such as DCAA, CPSR, internal, etc
Manage supplier agreements
Monitor supplier performance
Contract change management
Ensure on-time delivery of quality product
Single source management
Drive Technical excellence by working closely with Program and subcontractor engineers, setting program standards, challenging threats, balancing risk, and delivering performance
Ensure quality assurance in all subcontracts
BA in Business, Finance, SCM or related field required
+2 years Supply Chain procurement experience in a manufacturing environment
Experience with ERP systems such as Deltek or Costpoint
US Government sub-contracting experience(FAR/DFAR)
Strong negotiator to achieve best value
Proactive; self-directed; can take instruction and act
Demonstrated success in developing tactical plans and carrying through to successful agreements
Certified Professional in Supply Chain Management (CPSM)
Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)
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Job Category : Global Supply Chain