Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist

    • Dulles, VA

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 Space 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. We are looking for a supply chain planning specialist to join our team in Dulles, VA. Job Responsibilities: - Defines and develops material strategy. - Responsible for the assessment of supply resources; aggregates and prioritizes demand requirements; plans inventory, distribution requirements, production, material and rough-cut capacity for all products. - Participates in make/buy process, long-term capacity and resource planning; product phase-in/phase-out, manufacturing ramp-up, end-of-life management and product-line management. - Analyzes and aggregates supply / demand requirements. - Analyzes purchase material supply/demand position using Material Requirements Planning (MRP) tools. - Plans inventory levels based on dependent and independent Bill-of-Materials (BO Basic Qualifications: - Minimum Education / Experience: 6 Years with Bachelors; 4 Years with Masters; 4 additional years of relevant work experience can be substituted for the degree requirement. - Experienced with Supply Chain and Program Management process, tools and protocols including capacity and make/buy analysis. - Experience at assessing and implementation of supplier Key performance Indicators. - Experience in leading of Proposal efforts across Subcontractors and Materials vendors. - Ability to efficiently lead a team of supply chain professionals to meet customer needs. - Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of an organization. - Ability to assess risk and opportunity in making critical decisions. Preferred Qualifications: - Experienced in aerospace supply chain environment dealing with both government and commercial customers - Experienced in developing process and tools to transform a supply chain organization into a world class organization - Deep understanding of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and how they are used to change and mold the business - Demonstrated background in Proposal Development and Execution of Subcontractor and Materials Procurement plans - Ability to be a disruptive force and transform the supply chain organization. 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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