Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Supply Chain Procurement Specialist in Unknown City, California
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes
RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available
CLEARANCE TYPE: Secret
TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time
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Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Sr. Principal Supply Chain Procurement Specialist to support our Global Supply Chain Category Management Strategy team in Melbourne, Florida.
May be able to support a mostly hybrid/remote work arrangement however need to be in a Northrop Grumman office on occasion/as needed.
Essential Functions :
The Category Management Strategy Senior Principal Supply Chain Procurement Specialist assesses supplier economics, perform analysis, and define strategies to streamline parts within defined categories. Confers with multiple suppliers, analyze operations to determine factors that affect prices, and determines lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules. Identifies opportunities for long-term contracts, reduction in complexity, and improved total cost of ownership. Defines long-term agreements, release requests for quotations for high-dollar requirements, review proposals, negotiate strategically significant contracts, select or recommend suppliers, and compile information to keep informed trends. Engages in the make-buy process. Coordinates relationship strategy for suppliers who cross-defined categories. Execute opportunity levers as defined by category.
This individual will have the opportunity to be a part of establishing/leading a new team, creating the ground floor culture and brand to the AS Global Supply Chain Category Management team. In this role, the selected candidate will be expected to:
Support assessment and identification of category opportunities
Support supplier diversity and communicate diversity goals to category management leads
Manage qualification and onboarding for new suppliers
Ensure the most up-to-date knowledge of category market, including innovations and key new emerging technologies
Sourcing various commodities across multiple programs
Perform robust “should-cost” pricing analysis, source analysis for long term agreements and high-dollar requirements
Proficiency in the procurement process, including but not limited to price analysis, negotiations, risk management
Ability to understand engineering practices and work within the technology arena to further the connection between the technology roadmaps and Global Supply Chain
Interfacing and collaborating with Programs and other organizations within and outside of Global Supply Chain
The preferred candidate should possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills and be extremely organized, as well as being an Excel power user.
Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years’ experience or Master’s degree with 8+ years’ experience in Business, Program Management, and/or Supply Chain
Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance
Understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations, DFARs and terms and conditions
Bachelors or Masters Degree
Experience building teams, interacting with multifunctional roles/dept
Leadership and people management skills with the ability to model and promote a strong sense of engagement, teamwork and cooperation
Active DoD Secret Clearance (or higher)
Budgeting experience and EVM knowledge
Solid understanding of engineering/technical requirements
Salary Range: $81,600.00 - $141,700.00
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.
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