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Supply Chain Planning Spec 2

Northrop Grumman | Rocket Center WV 26726 USA | Full Time | Posted: 08/23/2019

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"This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below."

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 products include launch vehicles, propulsion systems, missile products, subsystems and defense electronics, precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition, satellites and space components and services, and advanced aerospace structures.


Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking a Supply Chain Planning Specialist to join our team in Rocket Center, WV, just outside of Cumberland, MD. The Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL) site in Rocket Center designs, develops and manufactures tactical rocket motors, medium caliber ammunition, composite components and end items, and fuze and electronics equipment. For decades, the dedicated and highly skilled team at ABL has supported national security efforts by developing and building defense systems for DoD customers and U.S. allies.

Responsibilities:

Supply chain management (SCM) liaison between buyers, planners, subcontract administrators, internal and external customers, suppliers, etc.

Represent Orbital ATK in Program Management Reviews (PMRs) and leadership briefings (internal/external)

Maintain link between various Supply Chain functions including Purchasing/Sub-Contracts, Logistics and Production Control

Manage supply chain execution from proposal through product delivery

Prepare and execute Material Program Plans (MPPs)

Understand basic technical knowledge of the assigned program(s)

Perform in a deputy program manager role, especially for a Program with large material content

Balance strategic thinking with tactical application to support program execution

Identify and mitigate program risks as they pertain to material requirements

Communicate linkage of overall program and supply chain objectives and establish compatible long-range vision including strategic agreements

Oversee program planning and execution through applicable phases to support prime program requirements: concept, exploration, engineering development, advanced development, production, sustainment, retirement, etc.

Meet company and customer requirements by providing the linkage between customer, subcontractor, program management and internal support functions

Drive timely and clearly communicated program decisions and recommendations

Ensure program-wide focus on safety, reliability, cost, and schedule and adequacy of systems, procedures, people and selection of companies (companies, strategic partners) for long term success

Challenge business impediments to excellence and continuous improvement

Drive data-based decision making

Cost accounting responsibility (material and labor) for an assigned program

Establish/negotiate material budgets to support program requirements

Establish and track monthly sales/expense forecasts, risks, and opportunities

Focal point and lead for Program EACs as related to material

Manage program material proposal activities

Manage program-related material risks and obsolescence issues

"This requisition may be filled at either a level 2 or 3."

Basic Qualifications for level 2:

Requires Bachelor's Degree & 2 years minimum experience

Material Program Management and/or Supply Chain Management experience

Strong Program and Budget Management skills

Must be able to exercise influence and lead others

Ability to make independent decisions; be self-motivated; detail-oriented; a team player; and possess excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills in a fast paced environment

Ability to be flexible, innovative, multi-task, work with speed and agility to drive tasks to completion and work extended hours as necessary

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Project, Excel and PowerPoint


Basic Qualifications for level 3:

Requires Bachelor's Degree & 4 years minimum experience

Material Program Management and/or Supply Chain Management experience

Strong Program and Budget Management skills

Must be able to exercise influence and lead others

Ability to make independent decisions; be self-motivated; detail-oriented; a team player; and possess excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills in a fast paced environment

Ability to be flexible, innovative, multi-task, work with speed and agility to drive tasks to completion and work extended hours as necessary

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Project, Excel and PowerPoint



Preferred Qualifications:


Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business

Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

Lean and Six Sigma Training and/or Certification

APICS Certification

DoD-related Supply Chain/Program Management experience

Integrated Product Team experience

Deltek Costpoint experience

Understanding of Government Procurement processes and regulations

Experience with FAR/DFAR

Experience working with Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)

This position falls under a Federal Explosives License issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for this location. Candidates hired into this role will be required to complete and submit an Employee Possessor Questionnaire to ATF for approval to be a possessor.

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 Rocket Center, WV, 26726, United States
Categories Logistics & Supply Chain

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