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Talent Market Strategist

Requisition ID: R10054184

  • Category IconCategory: Business Development
  • Location IconLocation: Falls Church, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time 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.

Northrop Grumman's People Analytics, Insights, & Technology is a team of scientists and analysts who use science and technology to inform our most important people decisions and to enable an industry leading employee experience.

Today more than ever, we are looking for a dynamic strategist who seeks to understand the complexities of the technical talent market and can envision and drive a forward-leaning future for employee attraction, development and retention. 

As a talent market strategist, you love conducting primary research and staying up-to-date with emerging talent trends across industries. You thrive on opportunities to challenge the status quo and are constantly asking “What should we be offering to employees?” to stay ahead of competitors and create a truly differentiated employee value proposition.  You excel in creating comprehensive strategies rooted in both competitive intelligence and a deep understanding of business needs.  You’re also an outstanding storyteller that is comfortable presenting to an executive audience.  If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!

This position can be filled at the Senior Principal Strategic Planner (A04), or Staff Strategic Planner level (A05). Preferred location of the position is Falls Church, VA, but we will also consider 100% remote/telecommuter candidates, within driving distance of preferred location for in person meetings as necessary.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders, teammates, and business leaders to identify challenges and empower organizations with market and industry analysis

  • Scan and maintain surveillance over the external talent market, identifying trends and opportunities

  • Create and maintain artifacts synthesizing the employee value propositions and talent strategies of key competitors

  • Stay informed of industry, talent competitor, and emerging trends related to employee experience

  • Evaluate Northrop Grumman’s people strategy compared to competitors, uncovering ways to improve outcomes across the business

  • Perform ad hoc analysis to provide competitive research for HR initiatives

  • Distill research findings into a compelling story with actionable insights

  • Clearly communicate insights and recommendations to executive audiences

Basic Qualifications:

  • Senior Principal Level: Bachelor’s degree in a related field with 10 years of relevant experience or master’s degree in a related field with 8 years of relevant experience or PhD with 5 years of relevant experience

  • Staff Level: Bachelor’s degree in a related field with 15 years of relevant experience or master’s degree in a related field with 13 years of relevant experience or PhD with 10 years of relevant experience

  • Experience conducting competitive intelligence research (or related business/HR research) using diverse sources and ethical collection techniques

  • Experience collaborating on projects with multiple teams, managing relationships, and communicating findings to audiences

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of formal Competitive Intelligence training and/or certification (e.g., ACI)

  • Experience with people analytics and/or the appropriate handling of confidential data


Salary Range: $103,900 USD - $171,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $129,000 USD - $212,800 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.