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Sr. Principal Talent Development Consultant

Requisition ID: R10061577

  • Category IconCategory: Human Resources
  • Location IconLocation: Falls Church, Virginia, 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: 1st Shift (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.

Join Northrop Grumman’s Talent Development organization focused on building organizational capability and leadership capacity through learning and leadership development. Be part of a collaborative team where you will be designing, implementing, and facilitating learning solutions that include experiential and application learning for leaders at various levels to help Northrop Grumman leaders perform at their best, help their teams unleash their full potential, and support the transformation of the organization. Consider bringing your talent and learning and development experience and expertise to join us on this incredible mission as we endeavor to build the best culture and excellent leaders at Northrop Grumman.

Key responsibilities for this role include:

Under the direction of the Manager, Talent Development, the Sr. Leadership Development Specialist is recognized as an expert in learning and development in the organization and is responsible for applying instructional design models and approaches to design, develop, evaluate and evolve leadership development curricula and programs.  The successful candidate takes a consultative approach to ensure learning and talent development solutions are consistent with the organization’s objectives.  This individual takes pride in producing high quality deliverables and applies ingenuity and innovation appropriately to achieve learning and development outcomes by building organizational capability and leadership capacity.  Additionally, this individual is responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Working collaboratively with key stakeholders, subject matter experts and partners to understand and validate business needs to inform design and development of learning and development solutions for leaders at all levels within the organization

  • Leveraging the instructional design process to conduct needs assessment, identify learning objectives aligned to address needs, design the solution and evaluate/measure outcomes

  • Taking a consultative approach to identifying the best, fit for purpose talent development solution

  • Conducting research and leveraging internal and external networks to identify best and next practices in talent management and development, vendor landscape, etc., considering internal and external business, competitive and talent trends; proactively make recommendations to increase and/or accelerate the impact of talent development solutions

  • Supporting the design, delivery and facilitation of leadership development programs, including for high potential/cohort-based programs, as needed

  • Providing recommendations to incorporate modern learning approaches and technology, including learning in the flow of work, learning nudges and simulations

Basic Qualifications:

  • 9-10 years of relevant work experience with or 8 years of work experience with a master’s degree in learning and development, talent development, instructional design, human resources, organization development or related field of study

  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office applications and collaboration tools (e.g., SharePoint)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a related field

  • Practical experience (including a professional certificate or degree) as an Instructional Designer (ISD) in a corporate learning and development organization including analysis, design and development leadership development curricula

  • Skilled facilitator, with expertise in various learning environments, understanding of adult learning principles/methodologies and ability to engage learners at all leadership levels; certification a plus

  • Experience with utilizing multiple learning development technology platforms (e.g., Articulate)

  • Prior experience designing and/or project managing high potential programs

  • Advanced SharePoint, Web Design and graphic design skills a plus

  • Broad based experience as an HR Business Partner, change management, prior experience with working on larger scale OD/OE projects, and/or experience in other HR CoEs

  • Prior experience working at a large, complex matrixed environment; A&D experience a plus

  • Agile project management experience; certification as a scrum master a plus


Salary Range: $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.