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Supply Chain Planning Spec 2

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 8/30/2019
Job Reference #: 19015820
Keywords: supply chain

Job Description

"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



Qualifications

"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.