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Northrop Grumman Senior Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist in Redondo Beach, California

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems has an opening for a Sr. Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist supporting Communication Systems Subcontracts for our Redondo Beach, CA location.

Essential Functions:

  • Sources and procures specialized goods and services

  • Owns contractual management for the supplier

  • 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

  • Prepares 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

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Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 10 years of experience in Supplier Management or Supply Chain Management or Master's degree with 8 years of experience; 13 years of experience with no degree

  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)

  • Strong SAP or other ERP system experience

  • Working knowledge of FAR/DFAR regulations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • International Supplier Subcontract/Procurement experience

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Led a team; ability to mentor/guide others

  • Familiar with production programs

  • Familiar with planning/scheduling

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Global Supply Chain

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