Principal Supply Chain Business Ops/Compliance Specialist

Northrop Grumman



United States


Position summary

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 Sector (NGSP) is seeking a Principal Supply Chain Business Operations/Compliance Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is on the Sector Global Supply Chain Compliance team and is FT remote. Candidate must reside within 50 miles of a NG site.

Candidate must have experience in United States Government Global Supply Chain. Prior hands-on experience as a Buyer of supplies under US Government programs is mandatory.


  • Performance of Pre-Award Reviews of cross section of files over the Simplified Acquisition Threshold
  • Performs Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) data collection in accordance with a common format across all ERP systems
  • Leads, guides and supports Division, Business Unit (BU) or local resources on compliance review matters with a consistent systemic approach to "compliance"
  • Performs and supports additional procurement post award spot audits
  • Assists in identifying/supporting supplemental training needed at Divisions/Business Areas
  • Provides subject matter expertise in all aspects of Global Supply Chain (GSC) Compliance
  • Supports CPSR Audits
  • Knowledge of ERP systems, specifically SAP and Costpoint
  • Successful candidate must remain up to date in FAR/DFARS regulations, Terms and Conditions, sector procedures, develop in-house programs and practices to identify development needs, including preparing personnel for positions of increasing responsibility and increasing personnel effectiveness in present assignments
  • Collaboration with other members of the NGSP GSC Compliance team is a must.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 6 years' related experience; Master's degree with 4 years' related experience or a HS diploma/equivalent with 10 years of experience in direct-US Government Compliance / Subcontracting/Purchasing
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience with Procurement/Subcontracts under US Government contract(s)
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills
  • Must possess good systems and SharePoint experience
  • Ability to multitask within a dynamic environment is critical
  • Significant understanding of US Government contracting
  • Familiarity with Government Contractor Purchasing Systems Reviews
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance as needed for the business
  • Expert proficiency with Microsoft Products (Specifically Teams, Excel and Word)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing high dollar POs/Subcontracts (https://i.e. $10M or greater)
  • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills
  • Experience with all public law requirements, Terms and Conditions, Contract Instruction and Program Addenda
  • Experience in company operating element policies and procedures
  • Experience in Contractor Purchasing Analysis and Compliance Evaluation (PACE) process or equivalent
  • Previous experience developing and reporting metrics
  • Knowledge of cost accounting standards, generally accepted accounting principles, and accounting/proposal auditing techniques

Salary Range: $78,500 - $117,700

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. https://U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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 . https://U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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