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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a candidate to fill the position of management lead over the RF

Distribution / Printed Wiring Board (PWB) team in the Supply Chain Category Management organization in Baltimore, MD.

This position will have turnkey responsibility for managing all elements of this strategic commodity area to meet current

and future Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector sourcing needs. This position functions as the primary interface in

developing and maintaining relationships with suppliers within the Category. The individual provides business, technical,

performance, and strategic information to the suppliers on a regular basis and fosters business relationships to enable

key suppliers to invest in Mission Systems sourcing opportunities. Category Management establishes and communicates

supplier performance metrics (cost, schedule, technical, etc.). Additionally, Category Management, through strong

collaboration with the Mission Systems technical community, will integrate the source selection business roadmap with

the technology roadmap(s). The selected leader will interface with individual programs through the program Supply Chain

Program Managers (SCPM) to incorporate unique program objectives and information in the execution of the material

procurements and supplier management activities of Category Management.

The selected leader will oversee the management of suppliers within the respective technology; identify innovative supply

base solutions, ensure uninterrupted access to those solutions; identify, manage, and mitigate risks, negotiate terms

with the suppliers to meet program and sector objectives; ensure timely placement and receipt of program material

requirements; manage collaborative technical solutions to supply chain problems across multiple programs; synergize

business opportunities for purchase order placements across the sector; and ensure purchase order integrity and


This position reports to the sector Director, Category Management within Global Supply Chain. The C leader will have

responsibility for an integrated, multi-disciplined team with expertise in materials management, subcontract administration,

procurement, mission assurance, engineering, and manufacturing in the execution of supply chain processes and strategy

within the technology domain.

The selected leader must have the demonstrated ability to effectively coach and mentor individual contributors from

diverse functional backgrounds; must be able to promote professional development within the organization; and

foster a cooperative culture that sustains the momentum around employee engagement, innovation, and continuous


Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree7+ years of industry experience

5+ years of management and/or team lead of people

Knowledge of RF / EW Systems

Eligible for DoD SECRET clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's Degree in Engineering, or other related field

10 Year's Industry Experience

Current DoD TS/SCI clearance

Working knowledge of Aerospace and Defense Global Supply Chain practices

Experience in providing technical management of Aerospace & Defense 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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