Communications Manager 3

Requisition ID: R10015151

  • Category IconCategory: Communications
  • Location IconLocation: Falls Church - VA, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • 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.

The Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems sector is seeking a Communications Manager in Falls Church, VA to lead communications for military aircraft programs, as well as development and execution of business capture communications strategies for the company’s Air Dominance division. Reporting to the Director of Communications, the manager will supervise a team focused on current and future business campaigns within a matrixed organizational model. This position requires the candidate to have a deep understanding of the role strategic communications plays in the government procurement process while leading activities based on an objectives-based approach. The following skills will be needed for the candidate to be successful:

  • People Leadership: Experience leading team of direct reports while partnering with other communicators as part of a campaign team. Act as a mentor and develop the skills of others.
  • Strategic Communications Planning: Proven ability to develop outcomes-based strategic communications plans with high-level of proficiency in execution.
  • Integrated Communications: Understands how to use the full-breadth of communications channels to tell compelling stories that positively impact objectives.
  • Measurement and Analysis: Ability to use analysis tools and articulate actions undertaken to meet strategic objectives.
  • Project Management: Skilled at tracking, reporting and budgeting for large-scale campaigns.

The role will also require the candidate to be able to independently and confidently interact with executive leadership and peers using excellent presentation and writing skills that are clear and convincing. This will require demonstration of the following:

  • Track record of leadership success with substantial projects
  • The ability to translate the organization’s business goals and technical, often complex information to a diverse set of audiences using a variety of media
  • Skilled at adapting to rapidly evolving priorities and the ability to manage multiple projects while meeting schedule and quality requirements
  • Innovative and creative approaches for reaching target audiences and achieving and measuring desired outcomes/actions
  • Proven success in leading teams and mentoring, collaborating and developing skills in others

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 10 years of experience successfully developing and deploying communications practices or eight (8) years of communications experience with Master-level degree
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Word, SharePoint, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability and willingness to travel 25%
  • U.S. citizen and ability to obtain security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in communications, marketing, advertising or related field
  • Communications experience in the defense industry or Department of Defense
  • Media relations and content development experience
  • Strong business acumen; ability to understand the broader business impacts, provide recommendation, and clearly communicate to senior level leadership

Salary Range: 137200 - 205800

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

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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.