Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist

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: R10161494

  • **iconCategory:**Global Supply Chain
  • iconLocation: Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States of America | Orlando, Florida, United States of America+ 1 more
  • **iconClearance Type:**None
  • **iconTelecommute:**Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • **iconShift:**1st Shift (United States of America)
  • **iconTravel Required:**Yes, 10% of the Time
  • **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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future

Northrop Grumman Defense Services is seeking a Sr. Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist to join its team of qualified, diverse professionals engaged in supporting dynamic, complex, and challenging programs.


  • Shall be responsible for source selection from contract proposal to execution phases for specialized goods and/or services
  • Coordinates and collaborates with key stakeholders such as contracts, engineering, quality, planning, operations, and program management.
  • Owns contractual management of multiple suppliers, develops subcontract specifications, develop negotiation plans, assist, and review subcontract statements of work, and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and/or services
  • Execute teaming and non-disclosure agreements as needed
  • Prepares proposal packages, analyzes, and evaluates proposals, negotiates subcontract provisions, selects, or recommends subcontractors, writes subcontracts, and awards finalized subcontracts
  • In conjunction with quality, 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 subcontracts, 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
  • Reviews and approves supplier payment as needed
  • Utilizes process to drive quality, efficiency, continuous improvement to ensure that risk and mitigation strategies are identified and developed

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma and 14 years of related supply chain, contracts, business management and/or related field,  will consider a BA + 10 years of experience or a Master's degree with 8 years of experience in related field
  • Working knowledge of FAR/DFARS and associated Federal Contracting regulations
  • Ability to collaborate with program management and other multi-functional teams
  • Ability to multi-task and make sound decisions in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a very fast paced environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience on programs focused on Aircraft Maintenance support and 24/7
  • Experience supporting subcontract activities in a heavily matrixed, geographically dispersed organization.
  • Experience with SAP
  • Experience with a Cost Per Flying Hour Program Structure
  • Experience with a different contract types: Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Time and Material (T&M), Cost Reimbursable (CR) “No Fee”, Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF), Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ)

Salary Range: $95,000 - $149,900

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
  • Microsoft Office
  • Source selection
  • Contract management
  • Negotiation
  • Supplier quality evaluation
  • Multi-tasking
  • Interpersonal skills
  • FAR/DFARS knowledge
  • Microsoft Office
  • Aircraft Maintenance support
  • Cost Per Flying Hour Program

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