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Principal Sourcing Talent Acquisition Business Partner (TABP)

Requisition ID: R10066908

  • Category IconCategory: Human Resources
  • Location IconLocation: Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems (NGDS) Sector is seeking a Principal Sourcing Talent Acquisition Business Partner (TABP) who will be responsible for leveraging their professional experience and network to source candidates for requisitions and diversity pipelines. The selected candidate will work closely with client-facing recruiters and hiring managers to understand hiring needs and build targeted diversity sourcing plans as part of the greater Talent Acquisition team.  This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a very special group whose goal is to be one of the world’s premier talent acquisition organizations.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems recognizes sourcing as a key strategic priority for the business. This role will be supported with recruitment technology, investment in training and development, and a commitment to being part of a culture that is dynamic, successful, and fun.  As a Principal/Sr. Principal Sourcing Talent Acquisition Business Partner at Northrop Grumman, you will directly impact the quality of candidates we hire by sourcing and prescreening top quality talent in the marketplace.

Now is a fantastic time to join our sourcing team, because Talent Acquisition has never been more important to the success of our organization. We need a creative, social, savvy recruiter to support our aggressive hiring goals and share our high impact culture, core values, and passion for delivering incredible service to our customers with each and every candidate.

This position can be filled as a full-time teleworker.


  • Partners with client-facing recruiters and hiring managers to understand the hiring need, builds targeted sourcing plans, and works with multiple stakeholder expectations
  • Support the Skillbridge program in the Defense Sector
  • Create events that make an impact in the marketplace and cultivates relationships with key candidates and specific talent pools defined according to long-term initiatives and direction of the organization
  • Uses social networking media (i.e., LinkedIn groups and other online forums) to promote employment brand messaging that drives traffic to open roles by establishing and promoting positive relationships
  • Develops strategies to attract cleared talent to the company and maintains a knowledge base of security clearances
  • Researches market conditions and industry trends as it relates to our competitors to assist in decision-making and marketing position
  • Turns applicants from passive to active by developing strong executive candidate relationships
  • Uses professional network to source candidates for active requisitions
  • Sources candidates with a variety of means; strong emphasis on LinkedIn,,, social media, and search engines: Google Chrome, Google X-ray, advanced Boolean searching strings and niche job boards
  • Tracks day-to-day sourcing activity in candidate relationship management systems

Basic Qualifications for Principal Sourcing Talent Acquisition Business Partner:

  • Must have one of the following:
    • High School diploma or GED with a minimum of 10 years sourcing and/or recruiting experience
    • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 6 years of sourcing and/or recruiting experience
    • Master’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of sourcing and/or recruiting experience
  • Experience leading diverse teams or projects
  • Familiarity with the Skillbridge program
  • Candidate must be a subject matter expert within Avature, Hiretual and/or other sourcing tools that enable success for the business
  • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 10% of the time)


    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

    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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    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.