Northrop Grumman Sr Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector is seeking a Sr. principal supply chain subcontract specialist.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Sources and procures specialized goods and services. Owns contractual management for the supplier. Responsible for source selection from contract proposal to execution phases. 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. Prepares bid packages, conducts bidders conferences, analyzes and evaluates proposals, negotiates subcontract provisions, selects or recommends subcontractors, writes awards, and administers resulting subcontracts. 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. Employs 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. Manages and develops strategic/key suppliers. Reviews and approves supplier payment as needed. Utilizes process tools such as Lean Six Sigma with suppliers to drive quality, efficiency and continuous improvement.
10+ Years in procurement, contracts, subcontracts and/or business management with Bachelors; 8 Years with Masters in procurement, contracts, subcontracts and/or business management.
Must possess strong communication and writing skills.
Must be US citizen and be eligible to obtain a secret clearance.
Must possess strong leadership and mentoring capabilities of junior SCAs in addition to strong presentation skills directed to all levels of internal/external management.
Masters degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Finance, or Industrial Engineering. The successful candidate will have experience working competitive procurements with multiple contracting formats, including Firm Fixed Price and Cost Reimbursable, possess knowledge relating to special payment provisions (progress or performance based payments).
US Government procurement, contracts, subcontracts and/or business management.
The successful candidate will have experience working knowledge of U.S. Government contracting and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)/Defense Federal Acquisitions Regulation Supplement (DFARS), with specific working knowledge of Parts 15 (Contracting by Negotiation) and 31 (Contract Cost Principles and Procedures); Cost Accounting Standards (CAS); Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audit procedures; and ability to produce compliant major subcontract procurement packages.
Experience working with multiple contracting formats, including Firm Fixed Price and Cost Reimbursable, possess knowledge relating to special payment provisions (progress or performance based payments).
Understands the entire procurement process including competitive procurements (from supplier selection, proposal process, pricing instructions, evaluation criteria, terms and conditions, establishing teaming / overriding / pricing agreements, determine the adequacy of subcontractor proposals received, negotiation of the best business deal of major subcontracts including terms and conditions, understand program/company risk factors, prepare a compliant procurement packages, thru management of large industry suppliers).
Leadership and ability to mentor junior SCAs. Expertise in Word, Excel. Knowledge of SAP a plus.
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.
Job Category : Global Supply Chain