Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers


Iuka, MS

Job Description

Job ID: DBK20182205-45827

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 Innovation Systems 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.

Job Description:

This individual will be the primary contact for the procurement of goods and services supporting the Iuka facility from an indirect funding perspective.  As such, the individual will manage purchase orders of various amounts and complexities.  They will support and manage the RFQ/RFI process supporting Iuka for these commodities.  They will draft and negotiate strategic agreements with suppliers for longer term support.  They will review all requisitions for completeness and clarity and work with the initiator to ensure they have what they need prior to moving forward with the purchase order process.  They will work within the Northrop Grumman purchasing system ensuring they comply with all directives and procedures.  The individual will support all functional departments and provide suggestions and innovative changes to ensure best practice.  The individual will maintain metrics to track various performance measures.  The individual will be required to evaluate and manage the suppliers to ensure consistent quality and continuous improvement is maintained.   All procurement efforts are contained within the ERP system used by Northrop Grumman and will require the individual to be fluent with computers and procurement management software systems. 


Education: Minimum B.A/B.S. or equivalent experience as a Buyer purchasing for a manufacturing facility

2 years procurement experience

Basic understanding of MRP logic

RFQ/RFP and procurement execution experience

Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent follow-up

Proficiency with Microsoft skills required

Presentation skills, with the ability to comfortably present risks and achievements to a management team

Ability to think "outside the box" and establish positive supplier and internal customer relationships 

Technical Skills:

Proficient Use of Microsoft Office Suite Skills

Knowledge and Use of ERP / MRP / ROP Systems and Structures (Deltek Costpoint Preferred)

High Level of Communication & Presentation Skills (Oral and Written)

High Level of Organization and Planning Skills

Self Directed and Self Motivated Work Habits 

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.

For more information:

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 1-3 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Operations
Group: Flight