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HR Business Partner 3/4

Requisition ID: R10049193

  • Category IconCategory: Human Resources
  • Location IconLocation: Azusa, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Not Applicable (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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman Space Systems has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. Northrop Grumman is currently seeking an HR Business Partner 3/4 to provide support to our Strategic Force Programs Business Unit (BU) and employee teams across our sites. The position is based out of our Azusa, CA site and travel, as needed, to support our business and team. The HR Business Partner 3/4 will provide customer group support directly to our Engineering organization.

As an HR Business Partner, you will work in partnership with the HR Manager and Director to drive strategic human capital plans that support BU and division goals, and provide HR guidance and counsel to leaders, managers, employees, and peer team members. The selected candidate will collaborate with the business to develop and implement solutions and deliver exceptional HR support in a challenging, dynamic, and supportive and development-oriented business environment.

Key Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Serving as a strategic business partner and consultant to internal customers and stakeholders. Establishing a solid understanding of the business, building and expanding relationships, and creating close partnerships across HR centers of excellence (COE's).
  • Identifying trends, risks, and opportunities within the organization. Providing business insight through data analytics, researching and benchmarking to inform, develop, and implement solutions in partnership with leadership.
  • Playing a key change leadership role in the company's transformation by reinforcing a culture of growth and innovation. Leading or supporting change projects to evolve organizational capability and improve our operating model. Recommending solutions to enable business growth and/or support business integration.
  • Diagnosing organizational needs and developing practical, creative and/or innovative solutions to increase team and organizational performance and advance the business strategy. Effectively implementing and sustaining solutions by leveraging change management best practices.
  • Performing complex and comprehensive investigations and developing organizational actions in partnership with leadership.
  • Supporting and partnering with HR colleagues in operations, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, employee relations, diversity and inclusion and organizational effectiveness to support talent strategies.
  • Facilitating leadership development focused on comprehensive succession planning and strategic leadership movement. Collaborating with business leaders to build leadership depth and address critical roles/skills needs. Coaching leadership and HR team on employee development plans and development resources.
  • Analyzing and concisely presenting information to the management team (survey data, attrition, compensation, etc.) to enable business growth and sound decision making.
  • Supporting and enabling leaders to make informed decisions about talent and to hold their organizations accountable for business results.
  • Collaborating with Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and leadership to support diversity, equality, and inclusion and social justice.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either a level 3 or a level 4.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Psychology, Labor Relations, Business or related field with 5+ years of progressive HR Generalist experience including experience implementing HR programs and processes preferably in a manufacturing and / or engineering environment – OR – a Master's degree with 3+ years of the required experience.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 4:

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Psychology, Labor Relations, Business or related field with 9+ years of strong progressive HR Generalist experience including experience implementing HR programs and processes preferably in a manufacturing and / or engineering environment – OR – a Master's degree with 7+ years of the required experience.

Additional Basic qualifications for both levels:

  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional HR projects and understanding and application of project management and change management fundamentals, including organizing, planning, presenting, and executing concurrent projects and tasks. Ability to escalate issues and obtain additional resources when necessary.
  • Strong consulting skills and ability to solve business challenges. Experience analyzing data to define the root cause.
  • Experience designing practical, creative and/or innovative solutions, and ensure effective implementation of solutions.
  • Passion to achieve results and uphold commitments, work independently and as part of a team, continuously learn, focus on continuous improvement, and manage multiple and competing priorities. Team player that communicates effectively with all levels of leadership and employees. 
  • Experience consulting with leaders on succession planning, culture and engagement, change management, managing performance, and maintaining positive employee relations. 
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills; proven track record of building collaborative partnerships as the basis for being able to influence direction and drive change demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence others.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to travel to support internal customers.
  • US Citizenship.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • PHR (SHRM-CP) or SPHR (SHRM-SCP) certification. 
  • Experience in a matrix organization with a large customer group (500-1000).
  • Experience in the aerospace & defense industry.

Salary Range: $83,800 USD - $125,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $103,900 USD - $155,900 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.