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 Defense Systems sector is currently seeking a Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist to join our team of diverse professionals in Middle River, MD. Responsibilities include: Develop subcontract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and/or services. Prepares bid packages, 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 program functional areas to coordinate subcontract funding, invoice processing and program reviews. Coordinates and collaborates with key stakeholders such as contracts, engineering, quality, supplier development, planning, operations, program and end-users. Develops subcontract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and/or services. In conjunction with quality organization, evaluates and monitors supplier quality and reliability, as well as supplier ability to support required delivery schedules. Identifies strategies and opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through strategic and targeted negotiations. Manages performance of subcontracts, ensures compliance with all public law requirements as well as company (and business) policies and procedures including import/export regulations. Manages and develops strategic/key suppliers. Reviews and approves supplier payments as needed. Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in general area of study and 6 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree and 4 years of experience or an additional 4 years of relevant experience maybe considered in lieu of a degree. Understanding of procurement policies, procedures, and regulations The ability to collaborate with program management and other multi-functional teams. Must have a general knowledge of FAR/DFARS and associated Federal Contracting regulations Possess strong organizational skills Demonstrated ability to multi-task and make decisions in a timely manner Ability to work with minimal supervision, work successfully in a fast- paced environment and apply sound judgment to problem solving Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance US Citizenship required Preferred Qualifications: Experience with International Procurements under US Govt. prime contracts Prior experience working issues related to Import / Export of materials and technology Familiar with SAP procurement systems Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business. 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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.