Northrop Grumman Supply Chain Planning Spec 3 in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a candidate to fill an opening as a Supplier Lead as part of the Mechanical Key Supplier & Technology Management,

KS&TM team within the Global Supply Chain organization. The Supplier Lead will serve as the sector face to the supply base within the technology domain as well as provide a link between supply chain and engineering & manufacturing for emerging technologies and programs.

This position will be responsible for the following:

  • Foster strategic and tactical relationships between suppliers and NG

  • Collaborate with procurement agents and program design teams to determine source selection and structure appropriate

contract approaches for new development products to achieve objectives of the program while minimizing overall risk to

NG

  • Coordinate with programs and suppliers in new product launch risk assessment for both technical and schedule risks.

  • Manage new development /high risk open requirements with suppliers and provide schedule status visibility to programs

and engineering producibility team

  • Support multi-disciplined teams in problem resolution

  • Visit suppliers on a periodic basis to perform product technical reviews, oversee high risk processes, and facilitate

product close out lessons learned reviews

  • Engage with suppliers in the development of new materials and processes in support of new products and capabilities

within primary supply base

  • Provide supplier capacity assessments in support of key program proposals

  • Develop and maintain supplier capability assessment information

  • Communicate on a regular basis supplier performance metrics (quality, cost, schedule, technical, etc.)

Facilitate program business and technical interchanges with suppliers

  • Host supplier business and performance reviews

  • Implement program-specific objectives and Sector level objectives within the supply base

  • Monitor overall supply base and industry trends for opportunities and/or risks to NG

This position will report to the Manager, Mechanical Key Supplier & Technology Management Team. The

candidate will have ownership responsibility for the execution of supply chain processes and strategies for a particular

set of suppliers and/or technologies within the technology domain. The candidate will be a member of an integrated, multi-disciplined team comprised of experts in materials management, subcontract administration, procurement, mission assurance, engineering, and manufacturing.

Basic Qualifications:

Education and work experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6+ years of relevant experience in supply chain operations or Master’s Degree and 4+ years of relevant experience in supply chain operations.

Must have ability to effectively communicate internally and to external supply base. Must be able to work as part of success oriented teams and collaborate within the Global Supply Chain, GSC and program teams. Excellent planning skills and acts with an appropriate sense of urgency.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior rolls that are relevant to the mechanical supply chain, mechanical procurement or manufacturing. History with

external supply base. Northrop Grumman tools related to function (SAP, ISE, CADSTAR) and Microsoft suite. Should have familiarity with mechanical fabrication methods and hardware product development.

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