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Sr. Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist

Northrop Grumman | Oklahoma City OK 73103 USA | Full Time | Posted: 06/14/2019

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Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman Technology Services is seeking a Sr. Principal Supply Chain Subcontracts Specialist to support the procurement, award and management of spares, out of production aircraft parts, assemblies, sub-assemblies and structural components in Oklahoma City, OK.

In this role, you will support full cradle to grave subcontracting activity defined, but not limited to, the following:

  • Verifies/Validates purchase requisitions by comparing items requested to subcontractor database; clarifying unclear items; recommending alternatives.

  • Prepares and submits request for Proposals both in competitive and non-competitive environments.

  • Manages and performs Source selection down select for winning bids.

  • Negotiates terms & conditions, price and delivery schedules with subcontractors.

  • Performs price analysis on proposed pricing from subcontractor's utilizing price analysis techniques, market research, historical pricing and price comparisons.

  • Responsible for award and management of Subcontracts from order placement to delivery & closeout.

  • Verifies and approves receipt of items by comparing items received to items ordered; resolves shipments in error with subcontractors.

  • Validates proper paperwork is received at time of delivery (Certificate of Conformance, Manufacturing Certs).

  • Authorizes payment for completed orders.

  • Maintains electronic Subcontract files in SAP IAW Corporate and sector policy and procedures.

  • Sources and procures specialized goods and services.

  • Owns contractual management for the supplier.

  • Coordinates and collaborates with key stakeholders such as contracts, engineering, quality, supplier development, planning, operations, program and end-users.

  • Develops subcontract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and/or services.

  • Prepares bid packages, conducts bidders conferences, analyzes and evaluates proposals, negotiates subcontract provisions, selects or recommends subcontractors, writes awards, and administers resulting subcontracts.

  • In conjunction with quality organization, 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.

  • 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.

  • Ensures that appropriate documentation is provided to logistics/transportation & warehouse organization so that proper receipt is recorded.

  • Manages and develops strategic/key suppliers.

  • Utilizes process tools such as Lean Six Sigma with suppliers to drive quality, efficiency and continuous improvement.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 10 years of subcontracts related experience, ora MS degree and a minimum of 8 years of experience. May consider an additional 4 years of related experience in lieu of Bachelor's degree(14 yrs total).
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize Microsoft Office to create spreadsheets, documents, presentations. (i.e. Word, Excel &PowerPoint)

  • Prior Government or Aerospace buying experience

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with aircraft maintenance activities and spares procurement under US Govt. prime contracts.

  • Import / Export (ITAR) experience for movement of materials and technology

  • SAP Experience

  • Maximo Experience

  • Knowledge of FAR/DFAR

  • Knowledge of CPSR and Government audits



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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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Location Oklahoma City, OK, 73103, United States
Categories Logistics & Supply Chain
Sec Clearances Secret

Location Maptop

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