Sr Principal Subcontracts Administrator

United States-Georgia-Warner Robins, United States


Full Time

16 days ago

Job description


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: No relocation assistance available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Senior Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist to join its team of qualified, diverse professionals engaged in supporting large, complex, and challenging national defense programs that secure our nation and its allies.

The successful applicant will become a part of Northrop Grumman’s Global Sustainment & Modernization Division. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to act as trusted advisor and subject matter expert for subcontracting actions on a wide range of contractual issues. The selected candidate will demonstrate the skill and ability to analyze and develop innovative solutions to complex problems and be able to communicate effectively at the highest levels. The candidate must possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of Federal Government contracting regulations and best practices and be prepared to perform with limited supervision.

Responsibilities will encompass the full range of the subcontract acquisition process including participation in strategic sourcing decisions, capture and proposal activities, teaming agreement generation and execution, with a high focus and priority on preparing requests for proposals consistent with customer solicitations, federal statutes and regulations, US laws and enterprise policies and procedures, evaluating proposal submissions, ensuring that risk and mitigation strategies are identified and developed, developing negotiation plans and leading negotiation teams, preparing post negotiation documentation and preparing subcontract files in compliance with Northrop Grumman policies and procedures. The ability to collaborate with executive program management and other multi-functional teams is required. The selected candidate must be able to make sound decisions in a timely manner, display strong interpersonal skills, and have a thorough knowledge of the FAR and DFARs in a Government Contracting environment.

The selected candidate will understand subcontract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and services. The candidate will be prepared to provide all Global Supply Chain documentation for complaint proposal submissions, including detailed Bills of Material (BOM); conduct bidder’s conferences, analyze, and evaluate proposals, negotiate subcontract provisions, select or recommend subcontractors, write subcontract awards, and administer resulting subcontracts. The candidate will also negotiate and coordinate additions, deletions, or modifications to subcontracts and participate with contracts administration and purchasing to develop subcontract policies and procedures.

This position will be expected to work from the Warner Robins, Ga location.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have High School diploma/GED and 14+ years related subcontract or supply chain administration experience; will also accept AS degree with 12+ years of related experience or BS/BA degree with 10+ years of subcontract and/or supply chain administration and supplier management experience or 8+ years with a Master’s degree of related experience.

  • In-depth understanding of procurement policies, procedures, and regulations are essential

  • Previous experience with FAR, DFARS, and other U.S. Federal Government contracting regulations

  • The ability to work well in team environments and lead negotiations with major subcontractors is required

  • Strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills

  • Experience in capture and proposal activities in a government acquisition environment

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and apply sound judgment to problem solving

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of SAP

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance

  • Experience with and/or a basic working knowledge of the following is a plus: Prime flow down analysis to include classified requirements Statement of work (SOW)

  • Experience in negations at TINA/CCPD threshold


Salary Range: $95,000.00 - $142,400.00

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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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