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Northrop Grumman Principal Supplier Quality Engineer in Linthicum, Maryland


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: No relocation assistance available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


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 is seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer 3 to join the Supplier Quality team within the Quality and Mission Excellence organization. This position will report to the Supplier Quality Manager for the Performance Excellence team. Northrop Grumman is committed to the highest standards of quality and customer satisfaction. NGC is seeking a candidate with innovation, problem solving, and quality experience to drive innovations in our processes and tools used to manage our suppliers and drive improvements in supplier quality and delivery performance.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with cross functional organizations to effectively manage suppliers

  • Drive process improvements in our Supplier Performance Management Process (SPMP)

  • Determine effective means of providing supplier feedback to drive improvements in their performance

  • Develop and improve metrics that provide visibility into supplier performance and present findings to upper management

  • Provide technical support and oversight of SAP Supplier Scorecards and the Supplier Assessment Management System (SAMS)

  • Develop and lead effective trainings for the sector through live and virtual sessions

  • Oversight of supplier segmentation and provide support to the sector to determine best practices to manage suppliers based on their chosen segment

  • Support and oversight of Return to Green Plan tools and root cause analysis processes to ensure compliance

  • Analyze performance data and identify opportunities for improvement

  • Measure business impact of reducing supplied material defects and presentations to communicate to management

  • Support cross functional process improvement teams with subject matter experts

Basic Qualifications for level 3:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 5+ years of experience or a Master's Degree with 3+ years of experience working as a Quality Engineer, Quality Analyst, Data Analyst, or in Supplier Management

  • Experience developing, collecting, and analyzing metrics

  • Experience in root cause analysis and corrective action

  • Presentation and data packaging skills

  • Must be able to obtain a DOD Secret Clearance. US Citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Six Sigma or Lean certifications

  • Project management experience

  • Experience interfacing with suppliers

  • Experience with statistical process control; auditing to ISO 9001 and AS9100 requirements

  • Experience with measurement analysis methods


Salary Range: $87,800.00 - $138,000.00

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ ), we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022, or by your start date if it is after January 18. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

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