Supplier Site Technical Lead

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is a Virginia-based company that designs, develops and builds aircraft, spacecraft, cyber security systems and radars for aerospace and defense sectors.

Only considering candidates eligible to work in the USA ⚠️

Requisition ID: R10163035

  • **iconCategory:**Engineering
  • iconLocation: Unknown City, Pennsylvania, United States of America
  • **iconClearance Type:**Secret
  • **iconTelecommute:**Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • **iconShift:**1st Shift (United States of America)
  • **iconTravel Required:**Yes, 25% of the Time
  • **iconRelocation Assistance:**Relocation assistance may be available
  • **iconPositions 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Staff Supplier Site Technical Lead.  This position is a Telecommute role and supports the Sentinel program (Ability to co-locate with supplier 100% of time in Dallastown, PA)

What You’ll Get To Do

As the embedded Technical Lead at our supplier's facility, you will be an integral part of the Supplier Management Team (SMT), providing support to the supplier and be the front line for NG to support the supplier development, test, and manufacturing for this multi-million-dollar project. The SMT includes contributors from multiple organizations including the SMT Lead (Team Lead), Global Supply Chain (GSC), Mission Assurance (MA), Production, Engineering, Business Management (EVMS) and various other support functions.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Support SMT Lead with the following:
  • Drive compliant execution of the subcontract within cost / schedule
  • Address uncertainty through an organized and analytical forward-looking approach that identifies risks and opportunities
  • Provide technical support and monitoring in design, manufacturing, test and integration
  • Provide financial (EVMS) support and monitoring
  • Prepare briefings to support the SMT Lead and Segment Leadership in monitoring and controlling the subcontract
  • Support development and review of Supplier Statements of Work (SSOWs);
  • Support review of supplier proposal responses, including performing technical evaluations, reviewing supplier Basis of Estimates (BOEs), overall proposal quality reviews, and attending proposal related reviews
  • Provide on-site MRB support and manufacturing oversight

Position Benefits

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline from an accredited university and 14 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree, 12 years with Masters, or 9 years with a PhD
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance
  • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain Enhanced Security Clearances within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs
  • 14 years’ experience in design, development, manufacturing or testing areas with demonstrated leadership in a technical role
  • Experience in EVMS or similar cost and schedule management systems
  • Experience with Material Review Boards (MRB)
  • Ability to co-locate with supplier 100% of time in Dallastown, PA with occasional travel to the Roy, UT program headquarters

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have

  • Proven ability to deliver effective communication verbally, written, and through well-crafted presentations across all levels of an organization.
  • Control Account Manager (CAM) Earned Value Management System experience
  • Ability to demonstrate independent creative thinking and problem-solving capabilities
  • Graduate degree in STEM, related field, or MBA
  • Active secret clearance and Sentinel Program Access
  • Experience with SAP, NX, Team Center, Jira
  • Understanding of Lean, Agile or Six Sigma Tools
  • Experience in the development and manufacture of major maintenance vehicles / custom transporters
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills


Salary Range: $150,000 - $225,000

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.

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Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services.

Working Week

We work a 9 day fortnight. That's 9 slightly longer days over 2 weeks (80 hours total), with every second Friday off.

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer generous paid time off, including holidays, vacation days, and additional leave options for special circumstances.

Remote Working Policy

We offer hybrid working arrangements with options for flexible working patterns.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Transparent Salaries
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Yearly bonuses
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 100k across 19 departments:

  • engineering
  • education
  • information technology
  • business development
  • operations
  • +14 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • SAP
  • NX
  • Team Center
  • Jira
  • EVMS
  • MRB support
  • Supplier proposal reviews
  • Technical design oversight
  • Financial monitoring

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