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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Sr. Principal Subcontract Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.
This position is located in Melbourne, FL with a 9/80 work schedule, occasional travel and excellent career growth potential supporting the rapidly growing Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence.
Subcontracts Team Lead, is responsible for providing subcontracting process and compliance requirements guidance to Subcontract Specialists, Supplier Management Teams and Integrated Product Team Leads. Provides subject matter expertise in all aspects of supplier and subcontract management. Works under general direction toward long-range goals and objectives. Assignments are often self-initiated. Performs independently with minimal management oversight.
Sources and procures complex, specialized goods and services. Owns contractual management for the supplier. Responsible for subcontract sourcing, proposal evaluation, negotiation, award, execution, administration and closeout phases. Coordinates and collaborates with key stakeholders such as legal, contracts, finance, planning, operations, program management, engineering, and quality. As part of a cross-functional team, candidate will monitor and manage schedule, cost, technical and quality performance of suppliers in support of US Government programs. Subcontract Specialists will interface with supplier leadership teams to motivate and drive excellence in performance of contractual requirements.
Responsible for subcontract sourcing, proposal evaluation, negotiation, award, execution, administration and closeout phases
Assesses supplier performance and regularly communicates feedback to Supplier Leadership
Manages supplier performance throughout the subcontracting lifecycle
Ensures compliance with all FAR, DFARS and public law requirements, as well as company policies and procedures
Identifies strategies and opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through strategic and targeted negotiations
Cultivates and maintains strong working relationships with suppliers, customers and internal stakeholders
Contributes to Program Risk and Opportunity management
Utilizes process tools such as Lean Six Sigma with suppliers to drive quality, efficiency and continuous improvement
The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative team settings across all levels.
Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 10 years combined experience or a minimum of 8 years combined experience with a Master's Degree
Minimum of 5 years of Subcontracts, Procurement or Contracts experience
Minimum of 2 years of experience with SAP or related business application software
Minimum of 2 years of experience with FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) and DFARS
Must have an Active, In-Scope DOD Secret Security Clearance or higher that has been granted / renewed within the past 6 years
Master's Degree in Business, Global Supply Chain or Project Management
Experience working on high dollar development Subcontracts (i.e. $100M Cost Reimbursable Preferred)
Negotiating skills with contract in excess of $100 million
Experience conducting oral presentations to senior leadership
Previous Team Lead or Management experience
Knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
Previous Control Account Manager (CAM) experience or training
Working Level Knowledge of Business Law
Risk mitigation experience
Change Management experience
In-Scope DOD Top Secret Security Clearance or higher that has been granted or renewed within the past 6 years
Special Program Access
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