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Sr Principal Subcontracts Administrator

Northrop Grumman

Irving, TX 75062
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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.

The successful applicant will become a part of Northrop Grumman's Global Procurement Services (GPS). We are seeking a highly motivated individual to act as trusted advisor and subject matter expert for IT strategic sourcing on a wide range of complex contractual and business issues. Candidate will demonstrate the skill and ability to analyze and apply sound judgment to problem solving, be able to communicate effectively at the highest levels and have the ability to work well in team environments. There is heavy emphasis on Cloud Computing to include Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a service (SaaS). This position seeks an individual with strong Cloud contracting skills, prior experience on $10M plus engagements requiring executive level review and ability to operate between layers of leadership. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills and ability to manage agreements in a dynamic environment.

Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:
Strong emphasis on Cloud computing contracting skills
Expert in Sourcing IT software, cloud computing, hardware and services
Proficient with all aspects of the sourcing process to include but not limited to:
o Ability to structure bids, evaluate bids against a broad set of evaluation criteria and provide recommendations for vendor selection
o Experience negotiating software license terms and conditions, End User License Agreements and Cloud Computing
o Experience negotiating enterprise wide complex agreements
o Category Management
Expert in contracting trends, licensing models (Subscription, Perpetual, Concurrent, Names Users, Cloud computing)
Experience managing vendor performance
Solid knowledge in negotiation tactics and strategies
o Proven track record of negotiations that result in cost savings and risk avoidance
Experienced with international procurement
Ability to communicate with business owners, IT users, legal, and procurement staff to craft contracts that align complex needs with contractual requirements to achieve desired business outcomes.
Assess business & financial risk and articulate exposure to Business Stakeholders
Has focus on customer service
Able to work in a dynamic environment
Provides management oversight and governance risk management
Supports development and deployment of sourcing strategies and initiatives, and drives deployment across the Sectors, businesses and disciplines/functions
Able to make decisions through collaboration with the right people, analytics, processes and tools to capture the greatest leverage opportunities
Managing all aspects of key and strategic suppliers including supplier relationship, performance and corrective action teaming with Operations group
Conducting bidder conferences, analysis and evaluation of bidder proposals, facilitating the selection/recommendation of the winning bidder, negotiating agreement terms, conditions, provisions and pricing, issues awards, preparing and administering resulting contracts and orders
Negotiating and coordinating additions, deletions, or modifications to existing contracts or purchase orders
Issuing Purchase/Change Order(s) to support contracts
Post-award administration including project implementation support to ensure supplier(s) adherence to contractual deliverables and timeline

Critical requirements:
o Strong cloud computing contracting skills, prior experience on 10M plus engagement
o Demonstrated experience in the Information Technology industry with emphasis on software, cloud computing, hardware and services
o Elevated knowledge in category management
o In-depth understanding of procurement policies, procedures, and regulations are essential. The ability to work well in team environments; strong negotiation skills; strong organizational skills, and strong written and oral communication skills.
o Excellent organizational skills
o Demonstrated negotiation skills
o Proven IT Sourcing strategies
o Excellent written and oral communication skills with all levels of management/executives
o Strong problem solving and analytical skills
o Program or project management expertise
o Relationship development skills
o Microsoft Office Suite with special emphasis on Excel (at least intermediate level).
o Ability to work with minimal supervision and apply sound judgment to problem solving
o ERP Systems experience a plus


**Basic Qualifications:**
Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 10 years' experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, contract management, program management and/or project management; OR a Master's degree with 8 years' experience

**Preferred Qualifications:**
Master's degree
Large contracts experience, i.e. $10 million + annual spend
Experience in SAP procurement module
N.C.M.A. / I.S.M. certification

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.

**Job Category** : Global Supply Chain
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