Manager Subcontracts 2 Sunnyvale, 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 Marine Systems has an opening for a Manager, Subcontracts Administration 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.

This position will be hybrid with a potential to be full time remote.

Essential Functions as a Leader :

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change.

You ensure your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

** This role provides an opportunity to lead and manage a team of 5 or more subcontract specialists who are responsible for the essential functions listed below. **

Essential Functions of the team:

  • All phases of the Subcontract from initiation of the business case for make or buy decisions, market research, single/sole source determinations, request for proposals, commercial item determinations, source selection decision, proposal evaluations, negotiation strategy, awarding subcontracts, and execution of technical, cost and performance requirements.

  • Coordinates and collaborates with key partners such as contracts, engineering, quality, supplier development, planning, operations, program and end-users.

  • Manages preparation of bid packages, supports 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 the portfolio, 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.

  • Manages and develops strategic/key suppliers.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be self-motivated and collaborate well in a team environment across all levels. This position is fast-paced, with high expectations and significantly diverse assignments.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with at least 9+ years' experience, or a master's degree with at least 7+ years' experience in any of the following: Subcontracts Management, Procurement, Program Management, Contracts Management Or related experience

  • 3+ years of Leadership experience - Manager or Team Lead experience is acceptable

  • Experience with FAR and DFARS and/or similar environments supporting programs that range from research & development to full rate production

  • Experience with SAP or related purchasing software, in addition to Excel, PowerPoint, & MS Project

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Master's degree in Business, Supply Chain or MBA

  • Experience managing Subcontract Programs and/or a Subcontracts Team of 5+ people in support of major defense programs

  • Solid understanding of the Systems, Applications and Processes (SAP) procurement system, Supplier Scorecards and performance management, NG Principles and Operating Practices, and metric analysis

  • Strong Organization, Attention to detail and leadership characteristics

  • Significant experience conducting oral presentations to senior leadership

  • Negotiating skills with contract in excess of $50 million

  • Change Management experience

Salary Range: $122,300 - $201,800

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.

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 most positions.