At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Procurement Representative to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in San Diego, CA. The selected candidate will be purchasing material and services for research and development purposes within the engineering department.Essential Functions: Sources, purchases, plans, and schedules the movement of raw materials, packaging materials, parts, components, services, supplies, finished goods and related material through production and inventory process. Identifies raw material, component, and related requirements from engineering and production specifications and schedules. Purchases, plans, and coordinates resulting material movement throughout manufacturing and inventory sequences. In front-end procurement mode, analyzes data and determines factors that affect prices and determines lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules. Reviews proposals, negotiates prices, selects or recommends suppliers, analyzes trends, follows up orders placed, approves payment, and maintains necessary records of material movement throughout manufacturing and inventory cycle(s). Coordinates and follows up with production, warehouse, and engineering personnel to ensure appropriate procurement, scheduling, and movement of materials and services. The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.Qualifications:Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university Minimum of 3 years of procurement or supplier management or logistics experience OR 1 year of experience and a Master's Degree. Experience with MS Office Suite (Excel, Powerpoint, Word, and Outlook) Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret level security clearance Preferred Qualifications: A current DoD Secret level security clearance Master's Degree in Business Administration or Supply Chain Experience in a customer service environment Experience in a DoD Procurement environment Working knowledge of FAR/DFAR regulations related to Procurement Must be able to thrive is a fast-paced work environment with high expectations Highly organized Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 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.