Compliance Officer

Requisition ID: R10011673

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Cheltenham - GLS, United Kingdom
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United Kingdom Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Security Check (SC)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

As an exceptional, flexible member of Enterprise Services, this role maintains and develops the organisation’s integrated management systems, ensuring compliance to required external ISO standards, internal PrOP and conducting associated audit and administrative activities.

Key Responsibilities


  • Support the Senior Compliance Analyst in maintaining the external ISO certifications across Northrop Grumman in the UK, (currently ISO 9001:2015, 27001:2013, 20000-1:2018 and 14001:2015)
  • Maintain and update the Management Systems and related processes and procedures
  • Work closely with the Senior Compliance Analyst to attain and maintain other external certifications as required
  • Co-ordinate and undertake continuous improvement activities and promote best practice at every opportunity
  • Assist with the plan/carry out an annual programme of internal audits across sectors
  • Work collaboratively with the Senior Compliance Analyst in co-ordinating customer and 3rd Party audits including ISO audits
  • Support supplier evaluation and risk assessment activities and establish relationships with supplier Quality personnel
  • Assist with the flow down of compliance-related requirements to suppliers
  • Assist with supplier audits of critical enterprise-wide suppliers to ensure the quality of processes and deliverables
  • Support NG corporate audits as required
  • Maintain and update information on internal, external, supplier and corporate audit findings status in the corrective and preventive action database
  • Follow up on audits to track and validate the resolution of non-conformities and findings raised
  • Report to the EMEA Operations Manager on the coverage and results of audits and resolution of findings and non-conformities
  • Work collaboratively with the Senior Compliance Analyst in preparing for and conducting Management Reviews and document the subsequent minutes and follow up actions.
  • Support the review and flow down of Global, Company and Sector PrOP across the organisation, as applicable, providing awareness training, closing compliance gaps and auditing to determine compliance levels
  • Support the development of UK Country and other Command Media as required
  • Develop and deliver compliance training for existing staff and new employees as required
  • Supervise and develop other NG UKL employees as required, acting as mentor to other business employees.
  • Undertake any other reasonable task as requested

General Operational duties

  • Attend Compliance Team department meetings as required
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable global, sector, country and local PrOP, as applicable
  • Support the EMEA Operations Manager in developing and growing a professional and engaging compliance service

Person Specification

Essential Qualifications/Experience

  • Experience conducting internal ISO audits
  • Experience of developing and maintaining ISO compliant management systems
  • Experience of leading continuous improvement activities

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Comprehensive administrative skills
  • Experience of delivering compliance-related training
  • Experience of supply chain compliance

Competency/Skill requirements

  • Detailed knowledge of ISO 9001:2015, 27001:2013, 20000-1:2011 and 14001:2015
  • Advanced IT skills (MS Office), MS Visio and SharePoint would be an advantage
  • Good working knowledge of supply chain compliance
  • Proactive and responsive, with a commitment to continuous improvement
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Courteous but firm when dealing with difficult customers
  • Able to work autonomously and collaboratively across teams
  • Adaptable in a changing environment
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to engage effectively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • An engaging and 'can do' attitude
  • Proficient at multi-tasking, working under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Innovative and creative approach to work tasks
  • Exceptional customer orientation

Other requirements

  • Travel requirements: Regular UK travel required to conduct audits, attend team/customer meetings and training activities. Valid UK driving licence
  • Clearance requirements: The post-holder must hold and maintain UK Government clearance

Northrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.

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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?

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.