Northrop Grumman Prncpl Suply Chn Plng Analyst in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Reporting to a Global Supply Chain Manager with the ACS programs, the Supply Chain Planning Specialist (SCPS) will provide support to ensure the supply chain management requirements identified during a proposal or program execution phase of a program are being addressed. In this role, the SCPS will work with the Proposal and Program Teams to evaluate material and equipment requirements throughout the life of a program. The desired candidate must understand the various aspects of supply chain management materials management, procurement, subcontracts and supplier quality in order to support engineering, production, logistics and the program management teams in the performance of their roles and responsibilities. In conjunction with business development efforts, the SCPS will work with the Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist (SCSS) as well as the Business Development and Program Teams to define bid and proposal requirements, schedules and budgets, and draft the initial make/buy plans and various supply chain management strategies related to materials, procurement and subcontracts management. The SCPS will work with the SCSSs to track performance against Bid & Proposal (B&P) schedule of activities, support the source evaluation and selection process of suppliers during the pricing of all material and subcontract requirements, prepare proposal pricing inputs and support the team in the development of supplier capabilities and risk profiles, presentations and various reports. During the execution of a program, a SCPS is responsible for working with members of the supply chain management team to monitor and provide status of material, procurement and subcontract activities as well as report on the cost, schedule and quality performance of the supply chain requirements for the program. The SCPS will be responsible for the oversight of supply chain activities being performed on multiple programs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors' degree and minimum 6 years business and/or technical experience or Masters' with minimum 4 years business and/or technical experience.

  • Possess the ability to, independently, develop solutions to a variety of complex problems

  • Perform complex tasks in an efficient manner, with minimal oversight

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of global supply chain/operations/logistics MRP/ERP systems/tools.

  • Experience with cost account management, supplier financial reporting/forecasting and supplier/program/product scheduling.

  • Proficiency in MS Office suite.

  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain government security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters' degree in Supply Chain, Business or Operations.

  • APICS Certifications - CPIM, CSCP.

  • Experience working on complex systems for Department of Defense or commercial high tech products.

  • Working knowledge of Federal and Defense contracting requirements including ITAR, DOS licenses, FAR and DFARS.

  • Experience in Program Management role.

  • Experience with cost account management, earned value, material financial reporting/forecasting and supplier/program/product scheduling.

  • Experience working with multiple functions (Business Management, Engineering, Finance, Legal, Operations, Procurement and Program Management) in a matrix environment.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience managing/developing suppliers in a high tech industry diving cost/schedule/quality.

  • Proficient in using SAP for material and finance data analysis.

  • Demonstrated experience working on complex systems for Department of Defense.

  • Perform complex tasks in an efficient manner, with minimal oversight.

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.