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Northrop Grumman Associate Supply Chain Planning Specialist in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you will discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you will discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world's most critical problems in the most innovative ways.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is currently seeking a Associate Supply Chain Planning Specialist to join our team of diverse professionals in Lake Charles, LA.


  • Defines and develops material strategy

  • Responsible for the assessment of supply resources; aggregates and prioritizes demand requirements; plans inventory, distribution requirements, production, material and rough-cut capacity for all products

  • Participates in make/buy process, long-term capacity and resource planning; product phase-in/phase-out, manufacturing ramp-up, end-of-life management and product-line management

  • Analyzes and aggregates supply / demand requirements. Analyzes purchase material supply/demand position using Material Requirements Planning (MRP) tools

  • Plans inventory levels based on dependent and independent Bill-of-Materials (BOM) requirements

  • Assesses rough-cut capacity for current and short-term manufacturing requirements

  • Creates/reduces supply requirements based on inventory adjustments

  • Participates in long-term capacity and resource planning to ensure proper scheduling of new product line phase-ins as well as existing product line phase-outs

  • Interfaces with Source process area regarding inventory levels, working capital and other areas as needed

  • Creates/releases requisitions

  • Receives/reviews requirements for non-standard parts

  • Analyzes lead times and identifies critical path procurements


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 1 year of related experience; or 5 years of professional experience in the fields of Supply Chain, Business Management, Logistics, or other related field in lieu of degree

  • Understanding of Government contracting and key business processes and have the ability to contribute to advanced strategy and planning throughout the business process

  • Proficient with using Microsoft Excel or Word

  • Proactive, self-directed and can take instruction and act

  • Be able to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance (U. S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP MRP experience

  • Bachelor's degree

  • MES Proficiency

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

  • Data Analytics

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Global Supply Chain