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Manager 2 – Enterprise Risk Management

Requisition ID: R10072282

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Falls Church, VA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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 Global Operations Security is seeking a Manager 2 who will lead the Enterprise Risk Management Council (ERMC).  This risk management leader will provide technical and project management support to the enterprise to enhance the process for identifying, analyzing, and managing risks. This position will be located in Falls Church, VA, and will require the selected candidate to be on-site in Falls Church as needed.

The ERMC is a new council with executive level sponsorship and the leader of this council will have broad responsibility in defining enterprise risk management specifications, process, and resources needed to ensure success.  The ERMC is chartered to inform the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) of risks across the enterprise and ensure that mitigation plans are in place.  This position will lead the ERMC, which will be comprised of committee members from Legal, HR, Finance, Strategy and Development, Global Operations, Compliance, Government Relations, Supply Chain, Sustainability, and other relevant functions as needed. 

The key duties and responsibilities for the Enterprise Risk Management Council leader are as follows:

  • Assist in formalizing and updating enterprise-wide and business unit risk appetites and tolerances.

  • Work with management to review and prioritize corporate risks based on the company goals and objectives, risk appetite, and emerging issues.

  • Partner with business/function leaders and risk owners to develop and monitor risk mitigation plans/projects for priority risks across the enterprise.

  • Advise on risk-related tools, technology solutions, and communications to embed ERM into the company's culture.

  • Promote and influence sound risk management practices across the company by facilitating presentations, workshop sessions, and other means of communications on process improvement, risk identification, assessment,  control, and risk mitigation.

  • Assist in reporting on key corporate risks, risk plans, risk trends, and ERM program activities to the Senior Executives and the Audit Committee quarterly or as needed.

  • Work with business units and functions to evaluate process or control breakdowns, losses and risk exposures, and to improve operational procedures with appropriate internal controls.

  • Identify areas within a business or function that require or would benefit from formalized or improved business processes, and lead or assist with developing and implementing such processes.

  • Effectively partner with other compliance and risk professionals and business units to ensure risk assessment activities and tools are leveraged consistently and efficiently.

  • Effectively partner with senior operating company executives regarding their risk profiles and risk management activities.

  • Maintain ERM program information, risk inventory and descriptions, risk plans, risk program descriptions, presentations, and risk management education/training materials.

  • Develop and implement an ERM communication and training program (including knowledge sharing program and tools).

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 9 years’ experience or Master’s degree with 7 years' experience.

  • Broad understanding of cross-functional risk disciplines, performance methodologies, regulatory and economic capital allocation methodologies, economic drivers of profitability, and exposure to operational risk.

  • Solid knowledge of the management of risk and professional standards, and experience in quantifying, measuring, aggregating, and mitigating risk.

  • Strong presence to influence and direct others without direct authority.

  • Ability to think strategically, globally, and cross culturally in order to provide insight into risk management methodologies.

  • Ability to effectually collaborate with management, and to multi-task, initiate and adapt to change, work well under pressure, problem solve, and accept challenging assignments.

  • Possess successful track record of completion of projects on-time with minimal supervision.

  • Experience in senior executive communications and business reporting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Business, Finance, Mathematics, or Statistics/Actuarial Sciences.

  • Experience working in the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) field for a large corporate environment or consulting firm is highly desired.

  • Strong knowledge of ERM or GRC tools, such as SAP, GRC, BWise, Workiva, Archer, or MetricStream.

  • Current DoD Secret security clearance.


Salary Range: $130,500 USD - $195,700 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.