Mgr Subcontracts Admin 3

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Manager of Subcontracts Administration 3 for our Redondo Beach, CA location supporting the F-35 program.

Responsibilities include:

Provides leadership and supports the Military Aircraft Systems Subcontracts organization. Responsible for functional management of subcontracts team across the F-35 program, leading 20+ employees and 3 managers. Supports subcontracts employees/teams assigned to manage the domestic and international Subcontracts within the F-35 multi-billion dollar Portfolio. This functional leadership role encompasses all aspects of the subcontracts management process and facilitates the capture/coordination/dissemination of information between the assigned subcontracts teams.

This position also engages both domestic and international strategic Partners that possess complementary technologies, expertise, investment, resources, assets, market reach or extended product lines that increase customer access or revenue across the program, to achieve the objectives of the program.

Establishes and provide SCM/SCA personnel continuous training opportunities for knowledge developments and skills honing. Assess assigned SCA/SCM team requirements and skills/training gaps, working with individuals/teams to establish skills/training plan and maintains a training matrix across the varied training/skills topics. Set training priorities within budgets, matched to focused groups, and tied to urgent program needs. Management of all annual budgetary needs (staff, tools, training, travel, interns, etc) and coordinate with the Subcontracts Directorate and Sector Division in ensuring adequate budgets are provided to ensure tools and continuous training opportunities are provided to assigned SCM/SCA personnel.

Responsible for planning, organizing, and assigning all SCA/SCM resources, ensuring they are well matched (knowledge/skills/experience) to their assigned duties. Helps to assure total customer satisfaction by reviewing the performance of all assigned SCA/SCM resources, assesses the ability of assigned teams to achieve quality, cost and schedule goals. Provides an independent review of Subcontracts products and subcontracts packages prior to delivery or review and presentation to Division, Sector, Program, and GSC Leadership teams. Ensures Subcontracts are robust and technical requirements are well defined in support of program needs and suppliers perform to contract requirements. Identifies needed actions to address any supplier performance issues and ensure recovery.

Collaborate with the HR organization and execute hiring to the established requisition placement, recruiting, candidate interview, and offer placement processes. Conducting performance reviews within the HR process and in a timely manner, with adequate opportunity for employee feedback & development action.

Provides oversight in the development of 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. Negotiates and coordinates additions, deletions, or modifications to subcontracts. Participates with contracts administration and purchasing to develop subcontract policies and procedures.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 7 years of Global Supply Chain, Procurement or Subcontract Management experience with a Bachelor's degree; 5 years with a Master's degree
  • Experience in L eading/Managing a team
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Business or MBA
  • Experience managing development programs with Earned value management
  • Strong knowledge of SAP, NG Command Media, and SAMS
  • Experience with International acquisitions
  • Negotiating experience with external suppliers

    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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