Princ Supply Chain Procurement Specialist
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 main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systemsis currently seeking a Principal Supply Chain Procurement Specialist at our Bacchus office location in Magna, UT.
This position is responsible for procuring a wide variety of different high tolerance materials including machined metal parts and precision molded plastics to support numerous rocket motor production programs. This position represents the organization for numerous development efforts in addition to managing a variety of significant subcontracts for production programs.
Receive and review each Purchase Requisition (PR) for completeness and necessary information.
Prepare requests for bids/quotations as necessary.
Evaluate quotations/bids received and makes final vendor selection.
Purchase assigned materials/commodities.
Ensure proper terms and quality clauses are negotiated and incorporated into each Purchase Order (PO).
Negotiate price, payment terms, and delivery method to ensure lowest total cost/best value for assigned materials.
Interface with program management and follows-up on all assigned/placed PO's to ensure program requirements are met.
Coordinates and makes the necessary arrangements for processing discrepant supplied materials and makes proper disposition of rejected/noncompliant materials.
Approve supplier invoice exceptions for payment by the Accounting Department in accordance with governing policies and procedures.
Make recommendations about and develops sources based upon research, quality discounts, alternate brands and freight carriers.
Document all PO files in accordance with company and Government regulations and procedures.
Close out PO's files in accordance with company and Government regulations and procedures.
Expected Requirements / Technical Skills:
Bachelor's degree in business, finance or related fieldrequired and 6 years' experience in Supply Chain Management
Preferred Requirements / Technical Skills:
Dynamic Procurement Specialist with experience sourcing and managing the procurement process for both high volume and high complexity materials, sub-assemblies and assemblies
Metal fabrication and machining knowledge
Ability to interpret technical drawings
Knowledge of teaming and strategic agreements with the ability to source, negotiate and establish blanket ordering agreements
Ability to interact with Program Management and Production Management
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a best-in-class customer service mindset
Strong aptitude for problem solving
Strong negotiation skills
Knowledge of FAR, DFAR, ITAR and NASA requirements
Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
Experience using Microsoft products to include Word, Excel, and Outlook
Knowledge about forecasting
Experience in a manufacturing environment
Experience with concurrent engineering
Continuous improvement mindset with experience such as PES and Lean
* Experience in ERP systems such as Deltek CostPoint Preferred
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