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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

Financial Performance

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

Supplier Management

Manage supplier agreements

Monitor supplier performance

Contract change management

Ensure on-time delivery of quality product

Continuous improvement

Risk management

Single source management

Technical Performance

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

Basic Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

Certified Professional in Supply Chain Management (CPSM)

Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)

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Job Category : Global Supply Chain