- Communication Skills
- Project Management
At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.
Are you an Engineer that has experience in design and project management and maybe even manufacturing? If so, this may be the opportunity you have been looking for!! Do you enjoy challenges, solving complex technical and programmatic issues, and driving issues to resolution? How about interfacing with suppliers to support on-time quality deliveries? And let's not forget about the opportunity for domestic travel as you will be the supplier advocate
and face to face with the suppliers you support on a regular basis.
The Engineering Subcontracts Project Manager is responsible for oversight of the manufacturing operations of suppliers; as well as, building and maintaining vendor relationships, and coordinating efforts to keep production moving to assist the programs in meeting their cost, schedule, and technical objectives. Responsibilities include: Evaluating and coordinating the resolution of production problems related to engineering, manufacturing, design, quality, and materials engineering; Analyzing engineering specifications and drawings; Conferring with Design, Quality, Materials Engineering, Manufacturing, and Subcontractors to provide and obtain technical solutions; Investigating
reports of defective, damaged or malfunctioning parts, assemblies, equipment or systems; Reviewing production schedules and purchase orders; and Assisting with subcontractor evaluations.
Having excellent interpersonal communication and interface skills at all levels internally and externally is critical to success in this role. Clear and concise written communication skills and a high level of attention to detail are a must.
This position will be based out your home office located no more than one hour from a major Mid-West International Airport and requires the ability to travel 50%+, sometimes at short notice.
Investigate and provide options for solutions to a wide range of complex difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practical, and consistent with the organization objectives. Gain concurrence with both suppliers and Program Management.
Works only under general direction. Independently works with the Suppliers, Program Management, Design Engineering, Quality, and Supply Chain to determine and develop solutions amiable to stakeholders. Plans, schedules, and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives. Work products are reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.
Contributes to the delivery of hardware for specific programs and high visibility projects. A successful Engineering Subcontracts Liaison will foresee upcoming supplier issues and assist the suppliers to avoid schedule slip while creatively proposing ways to improve the schedule.
Frequent inter-organizational and outside supplier contacts. Represents the organization in coordinating solutions to difficult technical issues associated with high visibility projects. Interacts with senior internal and external leadership on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations. May develop and deliver presentations.
Ability to travel 50%+, sometimes at short notice, is required.