Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Sr. Material Program Administrator

Chandler, AZ
Materials and Distribution


Job Description

Job ID: MO20180806-46063

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.

Northrup Grumman has an immediate need for a Sr. Material Program Administrator in or Chandler location.

Role Description & Responsibilities:

The Sr. Material Program Administrator will perform all program management activities necessary to ensure on time delivery of hardware, software, and services, within budget and specifications. The Associate Manager Supply Chain has demonstrated project management and supply chain management skills. This position will support proposal and execution phases of a large production program with major subcontractors.

  • Liaison for assigned program(s) and supply chain  management function including buyers, planners, subcontract      administrators, customers and suppliers
  • Support the Sr. Supply Chain Manager and assist  contracting various tasks including RFP development and proposal      evaluation (i.e. cost and price analysis)
  • Identify and mitigate program risks as they pertain to  material requirements
  • Establish and track monthly forecasts, risks, and  opportunities
  • Support the Sr. Supply Chain Manager in managing  program  material proposal activities

Experience Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to manage suppliers
  • Experience in proposal analysis and negotiation of  major subcontracts
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise influence and lead  others
  • Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain a DoD Secret  security clearance
  • Material Program Management  and/or Supply  Chain Management experience
  • Ability to travel domestic and internationally

Desired Experience:

  • Certified Professional in Supply Chain Management  (CPSM)
  • Lean and Six Sigma Training and/or Certification  desired
  • Working knowledge with FAR/DFAR

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonal  skills with history of interfacing effectively with all levels of      management, and internal and external customers and suppliers.
  • High energy/self-starter with proven leadership skills  and ability to multi-task in a multi-functional environment.
  • Knowledge of MS Office, MS Project, MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Costpoint software.
  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Supply Chain  Management, Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Generally requires BS & minimum of 5 years or equivalent  combination of education & experience

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 Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 5-8 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Distribution
Group: Flight