Supply Chain Planning Specialist 2 or 3Rocket Center, WV

Requisition ID: R10157362

  • Category: Global Supply Chain

  • Location: Rocket Center, West Virginia, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Positions Available: 1

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 Defense Systems sector is currently seeking a Supply Chain Planning Specialist level 2 or level 3 to support on-site at our Rocket Center, West Virginia location.

Rocket Center, WV is located along the North Branch Potomac River in Mineral County, West Virginia and is home to the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL), a government installation operated by Northrop Grumman. Known for its scenic mountain landscapes, rolling hills and state parks, the region offers a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities to include hiking, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, hunting and whitewater rafting. Where can you get to from Rocket Center? We are just a couple hours from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Pittsburgh and not far from Philadelphia, Virginia and Ohio. If you enjoy a beautiful all-weather climate, low cost of living, zero gridlock traffic, outdoor activities, and easy access to major cities along the east coast - this area has a lot to offer!

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The Supply Chain Planning Specialist will have complete program responsibility and authority to manage all program subcontracts, materials and services. The successful candidate will manage the definition of program outsourcing requirements and will lead the integrated program team (IPT) and direct functional organizations to achieve material-related program objectives (cost, schedule, quality), while managing and communicating material risks and opportunities.

*The availability and hiring of this position is contingent upon NGC winning the program award.


  • Convey to the Program Manager and IPT a full understanding of the materials acquisition and subcontractor requirements and plan.

  • Lead the IPT and direct functional organizations to achieve material-related program objectives (cost, schedule, quality), while managing material risks and opportunities.

  • Ensure program budget, materials availability, and quality objectives are met by managing and directing the activities of IPT members, the Procurement Team and external suppliers and customers.

  • Develop and communicate material acquisition and subcontractor management objectives and strategies.

  • Manage the Make/Buy process

  • Manage material risks and obsolescence

  • Track and communicate performance against program Financial objectives (budget performance, sales and EBIT)

  • Identify and promptly communicate all deficiencies and deviations from plan and assure and manage actions required to correct them.

  • Represent Supply Chain Management to Customers, Program Management and NG Management

  • Support internal and external audits.

  • Manage material-related proposal activity including line-loss and quotation requests.

  • Proactively manage and monitor supplier performance.

  • Promote a focus on safety and utilize Lean, PES or Six Sigma tools throughout program planning and implementation to emphasize continuous improvement.

Basic Qualifications:

  • LEVEL 2 : 3 Years of relevant experience with Bachelors; 1 Year with Masters

  • LEVEL 3 : 6 Years of relevant experience with Bachelors; 4 Years with Masters

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of production, material control and financial procedures and systems (such as Proposal, Line of Balance, EAC, and Sales Forecasting)

  • Two (2) or more years directly related experience with progressively broader responsibility in Materials Management or related discipline with some degree of leadership experience

  • Familiarity with government contracting requirements and compliance

  • Some travel may be required.

*The availability and hiring of this position is contingent upon NGC winning the program award.

Salary Range: $62,200 - $93,400

Salary Range 2: $76,600 - $115,000

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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.