Manager Supplier Quality 1 (Space/Satellite Systems)

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United States-Virginia-Dulles, United States


Full Time

a month ago

Job description


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: No relocation assistance available


TRAVEL: Yes, 25% 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is currently seeking a Manager Supplier Quality 1 to provide a supervisory and leadership role for to our Supplier Quality Assurance team in Tactical Space Systems Division in Dulles, Virginia.


Successful candidate will be responsible for leading, mentoring, and training a team of Quality Control Technicians and capable of performing a wide range of quality assessments tasks supporting the team.  Will be responsible for the work performed by the team in assuring quality of incoming supplier products and to ensure products meet the company’s quality standards and support the efficiency and effectiveness of the supply chain.  Job responsibilities will include:

  • Direct accountability for activities and actions of team members under their responsibility, including:
    • Training
    • Hiring and staffing decision
    • Conducting performance reviews
    • Mentoring and helping team members with development plans
  • Managing daily work assignments and task execution for completion of supplier evaluation and performance monitoring and ensuring requirements related to product realization are flowed down to suppliers
  • Leading by example with day-to-day support activities and assure work team complies with all applicable safety and quality requirements and company policies/procedures
  • Creation of area and job specific training documents and standard work or task instruction sheets
  • Supporting and advancing a strong safety and improvement culture
  • Interfacing with numerous programs, engineering, manufacturing and quality teams and customers
  • Must be able to support off-shift, weekends, holidays and overtime work as needed
  • Will require travel to support supplier engagement in various supplier’s facilities

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5 years of relevant experience
  • Must be able to travel up to 25% of the time.
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance
  • US Citizenship required
  • Experience in root cause analysis and corrective action
  • Must have technical and in-depth knowledge of area supervising, Supplier Quality and knowledgeable in quality assurance processes
  • Written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to plan and organize work in order to accomplish assigned tasks while working multiple programs/projects
  • Analytical and problem solving skills for root cause and corrective action analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team project and organize data inputs from multiple sources
  • Supplier quality experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Quality Auditor
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 or AS9100 requirements
  • Proficient in use of measuring devices like gauges, meters, calipers to perform dimensional inspection
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering blueprints and specifications utilizing GD&T standards
  • Organized documentation and reporting skills
  • Up-to-date knowledge of federal and industry aerospace standards
  • Highly preferred to have advanced computer skills and knowledge working in Costpoint ERP/MRP and material accept tags
  • Advanced GD&T knowledge
  • CMM operator/programmer
  • Current active security clearance
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt Certification
  • Active DOD Top Secret Clearance
  • Previous management experience

Salary Range: $115,000.00 - $162,000.00

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.

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