Category Manager 2 Printed Wiring Board (PWB)Redondo Beach, CA

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.

Northrop Grumman's Space Systems sector is looking for a Category Manager 2, PWBs to lead the successful performance and operations of the Printed Wiring Board (PWB) Category Management team. The Category Manager and their team will be responsible for on-time delivery, acceptable quality and reasonable costs across the PWB supply chain. This position will interface with other Space Systems sector organizations as well as provide engagement opportunities with enterprise staff, other sectors and executive-level leadership. This position can be located in Redondo Beach, CA; Chandler, AZ; Baltimore, MD; or Dulles, VA (any major Space location).

Primary responsibilities are the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of the PWB Category and include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and execute PWB Category Management strategies that drive superior supplier performance

  • Develop, implement and execute both strategic plans and tactical day-to-day responsibilities

  • Successful management of PWB supply base across NG Space Sector - delivery, quality, cost

  • Ensure recovery plans are actionable, measurable, and providing accountability to all stakeholders

  • Lead meetings and drive open communication with both internal customers and external suppliers

  • Detailed understanding of Category suppliers' capacity and capabilities

  • Manage team of supplier leads, ensuring the team is growing and developing in their roles

  • Ensure the category management team is working together efficiently and effectively to close out issues

  • Support special projects within Sector Category Management Team, as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors' Degree

  • US Citizenship and ability to obtain government security clearance

  • Minimum of 8 years demonstrated success/problem solving skills in supply chain, operations, logistics, engineering or program management; 6 years with a Master's. In lieu of degree, 12 years of experience may be considered

  • Demonstrated working knowledge and previous experience with PWBs

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of root cause and corrective action process, technical problem solving, and/or project management

  • Demonstrated leadership success and ability to influence and interact with peers and all levels of management in the organization

  • Direct experience interfacing with executive leadership and presenting at the executive level

  • Understanding of general procurement and subcontract execution workflows

  • Understanding of general manufacturing and purchasing workflows

  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office Suite, CostPoint and/or SAP

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with developing complex agreements such as long term agreements, teaming agreements, strategic alliances, MOA's, overriding Terms and Conditions

  • Experience with sourcing activities, including source selection, capacity and capability analysis and alternate sourcing

Salary Range: $108,400 - $188,300

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.

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