Supply Chain Procurement Specialist 4

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. As a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to customers worldwide, Northrop Grumman offers an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies. Here at Northrop Grumman we are comprised of professionals that bring different perspectives, are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and understand that the more ideas, backgrounds, and experiences we bring to our work then the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our talented workforce we look for professionals that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman Technology Services is seeking a Supply Chain Procurement Specialist 4to join its team of qualified, diverse professionals engaged in supporting dynamic, complex, and challenging programs.

This position is in support of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Program (GBSD) and internal research & development efforts.

In this role, youwill source and procure goods and services of a commodity nature from many suppliers. Initiate Requests for Quotations and Proposals and analyze proposed pricing from potential suppliers.

In conjunction with the quality organization, evaluate and monitor supplier quality and reliability, as well as supplier ability to support required delivery schedules.

Job Duties:

  • Works with internal customers to ensure specifications are appropriate for the services or products required.
  • Identifies opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through targeted negotiations.
  • Issues purchase orders.
  • Manages performance of purchase orders, ensuring compliance with all public law requirements as well as company (and business) policies and procedures including import/export regulations.
  • Employ sound business practices and assesses supplier performance as part of follow-up activities.
  • Ensures that appropriate documentation is provided to logistics/transportation & warehouse organization so that proper receipt is recorded.
  • Reviews and approves supplier payment as needed.
  • Utilizes process tools such as Lean Six Sigma with suppliers to drive quality, efficiency and continuous improvement.
  • Negotiates and coordinates additions, deletions, or modifications to purchase orders.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a business-related fieldand minimum of 10 years -OR- a Master's degree in a business-related fieldand a minimum of8 years of experience in procurement, contracts, subcontracts, or supply chain. 4 additional years related experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Abilityto effectively work independently with very general supervision
  • Demonstratedorganization andeffective time management skills
  • Must be able to effectively communicate (i.e. provide detailed status to management)and collaborate with the management of other organizations (program management, contracts, business management, etc. as well as with the suppliers on the program
  • Demonstrated ability to be creative in finding sources/suppliers
  • Proficient with theMicrosoft Office suite of products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with FAR/DFARS
  • SAP experience
  • Experience writing price analyses based on single source procurements

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.${descr2}${descr3}

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