Mgr Supply Chain 3

    • Palmdale, CA

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 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 create 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 create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Supply Chain Manager 3 to join the Packaging Engineering organization of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, California.

In this role, the selected candidate will be expected to:

Lead a team of 59 including managers, engineers, technicians, and support personnel, they will be responsible for developing and executing the strategy for Aeronautics Sector Packaging Engineering operations in support of Sector affordability targets, schedule performance, and first time quality. Leads team that has mission statement to design and engineer part protection solutions. We design packaging systems that focus on safety, cost efficiency, and minimal environmental impact. We engineer part protection from small engineering parts to full scale vehicles of air, land, sea, or space. Our packaging solutions range from wooden pallets and crates to customized trailer systems. As a design house, we engineer packaging and transportability concepts into reality. Responsible for establishing requirements for protection of parts, materials, and equipment throughout procurement, manufacturing and delivery cycles. Leads team that designs and develops specific devices and instructions for Packaging, Material Handling, Storage & Transportation. This position requires proficiency in Packaging Engineering as well as familiarity with the related Logistics functions of Transportation, Traffic, Import Compliance and Fleet Management statements of work. Must be able to lead, coordinate, and collaborate with internal and external customers, including local, state, federal, and international agencies to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements in support of Aeronautics Sector programs. Directs team activities associated with program transportation, storage, and material handling requirements, including major deliveries (classified and unclassified), and specialty movements as they relate to transportability. This includes NG program areas of production and engineering as well as multiple tier levels of suppliers that support these areas. Oversees domestic and international traffic activities to ensure inbound/outbound adequacy of the packaging and preservation plans. Supports the development of program packaging and transportation plans for all Aeronautics domestic and international deliveries. These include containers, crates, Parts Protection Devices, Material Handling Devices, transportation fixtures and tools.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree with 7 years of experience in Logistics and/or Operations Management and/or Packaging Engineering; 5 years with a Master's degree
  • Prior leadership experience leading a team
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain DOD Secret Security Clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree in Packaging or related Logistics Field of Study (Packaging, Shipping, Transportation)
  • Knowledge and experience Packaging Engineering
  • Experience in Aerospace Industry or related field
  • Active DOD Secret Security Clearance and/or Special Access Programs
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