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Sr Material Planner

Northrop Grumman | Beavercreek OH 45324 USA | Full Time | Posted: 07/12/2019

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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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman Innovation is currently seeking an experienced Systems Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist team in our Beavercreek,OH offices.

Job Description:

Defines and develops material strategy for all programs. Responsible for the assessment of supply resources; aggregates and prioritizes demand requirements; plans inventory, distribution requirements, production, material and rough-cut capacity for all products. Participates in make/buy process, long-term capacity and resource planning; product phase-in/phase-out, manufacturing ramp-up, end-of-life management and product-line management. Analyzes and aggregates supply / demand requirements. Analyzes purchase material supply/demand position using both Manual Tools and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) tools. Plans inventory levels based on dependent and independent Bill-of-Materials (BOM) requirements. Manages ad-hoc demand with R&D programs to ensure supply of all required materials. Inserts themselves into all program teams toensure all material requirements are understood and managed in advance of need.Assesses rough-cut capacity for current and short-term manufacturing requirements. Creates/reduces supply requirements based on inventory adjustments. Participates in long-term capacity and resource planning to ensure proper scheduling of new product line phase-ins as well as existing product line phase-outs. Interfaces with Source process area regarding inventory levels, working capital and other areas as needed. Creates/releases requisitions. Receives/reviews requirements for non-standard parts. Analyzes lead times and identifies critical path procurements. Leadsthe stand up of a formal material planning function for the site, to include both writing and implementing new policies and procedures to better the organization in this functional area and to help formally establish the full utilization of the MRP system.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads the Establishment of a Formal Material Planning function and MRP Utilization for the site (not fully utilized currently - much is manual).

  • Owns all Materials / Outside Service Responsibility for the Entire Site

  • ManagesAll Buy Parts and Services

  • Generates PRs for Buy Parts/Services for all Direct Programs

  • Coordinates Timing of Requisition Placement, Purchasing, Acceptance, and Routing of Materials based on Program Needs.

  • Manages Part Lead Times

  • Coordinates Program MBOMs w/ Engineering to ensure proper data to support procurement decisions and program production requirements

  • Ensures programs encounter a zero stock-out rate.

  • Expedites Critical Materials w/ Procurement

  • Manages Material Issues w/ Procurement

  • Participates in Program IPT Meetings and Production Support Meetings

  • Statuses Production Control & Program IPTs of Material Issues

  • Ensures Materials meet Production Schedules

  • Controls Excess, Insufficient, or Deficient Materials. This may require Working with the Customer, Engineering, Program Manager, Buyers, Finance, Suppliers, or Other External Vendors

  • Resolves Complex Materials Issues for Programs.


  • Demonstrated expertise in Microsoft Excel.
  • Demonstrated proficiency manipulating and analyzing large data sets.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with ERP/MRP Systems
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing Principles and Applications
  • Experience managing Shelf Life expiring materials
  • Knowledgeable in areas of Procurement, Manufacturing, Engineering/Design.
  • Supplier Scheduling (line of balance, level loading, Kanban, Lean, etc
  • Experience with both Low Rate (Job Shop Style) R&D and Production, as well as High Rate Production Material Planning.
  • Experience leading process implementation and/or improvement efforts.

Competencies for Success:

  • Good Organization Skills and Ability to Work with Minimal Direction in a Changing Environment
  • High Energy, Results Oriented, Self-Motivated / Self-Reliant, Team Player
  • Strong Problem Solving Skills
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills with Ability to Interfacewith an Organization at all Levels including demanding and difficult personalities.
  • Ability to Work in a Dynamic, Fast Paced Environment
  • Ability to Multitask and Prioritize
  • Strong Attention to Detail
  • Initiative, Self-starter, Adaptable, and High Motivation for Excellence
  • Excellent Organizational, Communication, andInterpersonal Skills
  • Self-directed, Proactive

Preferred Qualifications:

  • APICS Certification
  • BA/BS with 10 years related Experience or Masters with 8 years related Experience

  • Deltek CostpointERP System experience preferred

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 most positions.

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Location Beavercreek, OH, 45324, United States
Categories Logistics & Supply Chain

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