Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Sr. Material Planner

Iuka, MS
Materials and Distribution

Job Description

Job ID: DBK20182409-47727

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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

This position requires the ability to obtain a secret clearance.

This individual will be responsible for planning, preparing, and scheduling the material supply supporting and ensuring a systematic and controlled flow of approved material timed to meet production requirements and manufacturing demands.  This individual will perform MRP variance analysis and review ROP execution to validate and ensure the accuracy of system triggers.  Consumption rates will be used to support and validate the planning settings.  Risk analysis is conducted to support the resolution and prevention of critical path material issues and ROP logic conflicts.  This individual will coordinate interfunctional activity and communication.  They will support regularly scheduled team meetings and coordinate with Production Control, Engineering, Quality, and Operations.  Material data reports will be required and used to help ensure production materials are on time to support the schedule.  This individual will advise management of any issues or concerns supporting material requirement planning activities.


This individual will work within the ERP system to plan procurements, enter requisitions, and track completion of all procurement documents supporting material arrival.  They will also use the ERP system to issue the material to operations and consume the materials used in the manufacturing process.  Variance reports will also be generated and managed for corrective actions.


The candidate should have a proficiency in automated computer planning and scheduling systems (Deltek Costpoint is an added plus).  An advanced understanding of MRP / ROP concepts and logic is required.  The candidate should be able to manage and understand the process of setting ROP parameters for inventory replenishment.  The candidate should be fully capable of working alone to perform material analysis ensuring purchasing lead times, inventory levels, units of measure, and production demands are taken into consideration within all the material planning phases.  Knowledge of Kanban systems and Lean Manufacturing within the material environment is needed to ensure support of all manufacturing processes.  The candidate will routinely interface with other departmental functions to represent the supply chain organization.  As such, the need for a high level of oral and written communication skills is important.  Microsoft software is used daily to meet the requirements of the job and the candidate needs to have a high degree of proficiency in this area. 

A Secret Clearance is required for this position. 

Technical Skills:

  • Proficient Use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint Skills
  • Other Microsoft Office Suite Skills (Nice to Have)
  • Knowledge and Understanding of Material Planning Logic
  • Knowledge and Use of ERP Systems and Structures (Deltek Costpoint Preferred)
  • High Level of Communication & Presentation Skills (Oral and Written)
  • High Level of Organization and Production Planning Skills
  • EVMS Process and Understanding for Material Management
  • High Energy, Results Oriented, Self-Motivated / Self-Reliant, Team Player
  • Strong Problem Solving Skills
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills with Ability to Interface with an Organization at all Levels
  • Ability to Work in a Dynamic, Fast Paced Environment
  • Ability to Multitask and Prioritize
  • Strong Attention to Detail
  • Initiative, Self-starter, Adaptable, and High Motivation for Excellence
  • Self-directed, Proactive
  • Role Requires Ability to Obtain a Secret Security Clearance Level
  • US Citizen 

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.

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Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 3-5 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Operations
Group: Flight