Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist/Senior Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist, Redondo Beach, Ca

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Redondo Beach, CA

Requisition ID: R10086520
Category: Global Supply Chain
Location: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Positions Available: 3

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Subcontract Specialist / Senior Principal Subcontract Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.

Location: Redondo Beach, CA
Schedule: 9/80 work schedule – with every other Friday OFF!
Team: Global Supply Chain
Extras: Opportunities for occasional travel and excellent career growth potential

Our Team:

This is an opportunity to join a team on the cutting edge of tomorrow’s defense technologies.  Work onsite in a collaborative and dynamic environment where new challenges are the norm!

On-site in Melbourne you will have the opportunity to support our nation’s classified, top-priority programs, developing and building our next-generation airborne defense solutions for our country.

About the Role:

Sources and procures complex, specialized goods and services. Owns contractual management for the supplier. Responsible for subcontract sourcing, proposal evaluation, negotiation, award, execution, administration, and closeout phases. Coordinates and collaborates with key stakeholders such as legal, contracts, finance, planning, operations, program management, engineering, and quality. As part of a cross-functional team, candidate will monitor and manage schedule, cost, technical and quality performance of suppliers in support of US Government programs. Subcontract Specialists will interface with supplier leadership teams to motivate and drive excellence in performance of contractual requirements.

 

Responsible for providing subcontracting process and compliance requirements guidance to junior Subcontract Specialists, Supplier Management Teams and Integrated Product Team Leads. Provides subject matter expertise in all aspects of supplier and subcontract management. Works under general direction toward long-range goals and objectives. Assignments are often self-initiated. Performs independently with minimal management oversight.

Essential Functions:

Responsible for subcontract sourcing, proposal evaluation, negotiation, award, execution, administration, and closeout phases
Assesses supplier performance and regularly communicates feedback to Supplier Leadership
Manages supplier performance throughout the subcontracting lifecycle
Ensures compliance with all FAR, DFARS and public law requirements, as well as company policies and procedures
Identifies strategies and opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through strategic and targeted negotiations
Cultivates and maintains strong working relationships with suppliers, customers, and internal stakeholders
Contributes to Program Risk and Opportunity management
Utilizes process tools such as Lean Six Sigma with suppliers to drive quality, efficiency, and continuous improvement

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative team settings across all levels.

Basic Qualifications (Principal Subcontract Specialist):

Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 6 years’ experience in subcontract procurement OR master’s degree with a minimum of 4 years subcontract procurement experience or at least 10 years of business experience in lieu of a degree.
Experience in Subcontracts, Purchasing, Contracts, Finance, or Project Management
Minimum of 1 year of experience with SAP or related business application software
Minimum of 1 year of experience with FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) and DFARS
Ability to obtain and maintain an DOD Secret Security Clearance or higher

Basic Qualifications (Sr. Principal Subcontract Specialist):

Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 10 years subcontract procurement experience OR master’s degree with a minimum of 8 years subcontract procurement experience OR at least 14 years of business experience in lieu of a degree.
Minimum of 5 years of Subcontracts, Procurement or Contracts experience
Minimum of 2 years of experience with SAP or related business application software
Minimum of 2 years of experience with FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) and DFARS
Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Security Clearance or higher

Preferred Qualifications (Principal Subcontract Specialist):

Master’s Degree in Business, Global Supply Chain or Project Management
Negotiating skills with contracts in excess of $25 million
Experience conducting oral presentations to senior leadership
Knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
Previous Control Account Manager (CAM) experience or training
Working level knowledge of Business Law
Risk mitigation experience
Change Management experience

In-Scope DOD Top Secret Security Clearance or higher that has been granted or renewed within the past 6 years

Special Program Access

Preferred Qualifications (Sr. Principal Subcontract Specialist):

Master’s Degree in Business, Global Supply Chain or Project Management
Experience working on high dollar development Subcontracts (i.e., $100M Cost Reimbursable Preferred)
Negotiating skills with contracts in excess of $100 million
Experience conducting oral presentations to senior leadership
Previous Team Lead or Management experience
Knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
Previous Control Account Manager (CAM) experience or training
Working Level Knowledge of Business Law
Risk mitigation experience
Change Management experience
In-Scope DOD Top Secret Security Clearance or higher that has been granted or renewed within the past 6 years
Special Program Access

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

Salary Range: $86,300 USD – $129,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $107,000 USD – $160,600 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10086520 2023.01.14

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