Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist | Northrop Grumman | Redondo Beach, CA 90278

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  • United States, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 View on Map
  • Post Date : November 19, 2020
  • Apply Before : December 19, 2020
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Job Description

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Roles and 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 (BOM) requirements. Assesses rough-cut capacity for current and short-term manufacturing requirements. Creates/reduces supply requirements based on inventory adjustments. Participates in long-term capacity and resource planning to ensure proper scheduling of new product line phase-ins as well as existing product line phase-outs. Interfaces with Source process area regarding inventory levels, working capital and other areas as needed. Creates/releases requisitions. Receives/reviews requirements for non-standard parts. Analyzes lead times and identifies critical path procurements.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 6+ years of related experience (e.g. cost account management, supplier financial reporting/forecasting and supplier/program/product scheduling)

  • 2+ years of team lead and or management of people

  • US Citizenship and ability to obtain government security clearance

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite

  • Demonstrates leadership success and ability to influence direct reports

  • Successful collaboration with peers, other functions and all levels of management

  • Highly effective interpersonal skills, commitment to fostering an engaging environment for others and excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of previous experience in Supply Chain Management, Operations, Business Management or related field
  • Demonstrates success/problem solving skills in supply chain, business management, operations, logistics, engineering or program management

  • Knowledge of running large scale programs with significant material content

  • Prior leadership in developing team or working with teams &/or mentoring others in career development activities

  • Working knowledge of Federal and Defense contracting requirements including ITAR and FAR/DFARS

  • Knowledge/experience with SAP

  • Familiarity with Earned Value Management Systems and requirements, supplier financial reporting/forecasting, contracting/subcontracting, or supplier/program/product scheduling

  • Ability to successfully manage complex supplier specifications, drawings, SOW’s and supplier issue resolution

  • Strong business acumen and ability to operate in a fast paced environment that consists of leading edge technology suppliers and non-traditional supply base.

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.

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