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Senior HR Business Partner, International

Requisition ID: R10066113

  • Category IconCategory: Human Resources
  • Location IconLocation: London, London, United Kingdom
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United Kingdom Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • 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.

Your Opportunity to Define Possible. Our Opportunity to Deliver the Nation’s Security. Together.

Salary: Circa £85k

Location:  Flexible/Remote - Key UK HR locations include the Corporate office in Central London, Cheltenham and New Malden.  Key International locations supported include Japan, South Korea, UAE & KSA, Poland.   Regular travel to London will be required.

About Your Opportunity:  

The role reports to the EMEA HR Director and provides operational support to the countries outside of the US, which do not have a domestic HR team, supports the European HR teams, and acts as coordinator and contact point on particular cycle plan activities for US based HR teams.

The primary purpose is to provide HR services and solutions to developing international businesses, which will improve current and future operational performance.  The role has some traditional business partner responsibilities to be executed in markets with varying states of maturity, in addition, the role will assume lead and support responsibilities for a range of International HR projects designed to build capability and HR maturity across the international operations.

The role offers a fantastic opportunity to build and strengthen international HR experience in a highly successful organization.  The candidate will be offered the opportunity to support a wide range of HR activities from delivering standard HR generalist support to creating and implementing solutions to support the business in a variety of operating environments.

Your Benefits:

  • Flexible working schedules - we offer flexible and hybrid working arrangements. Talk to us at the application stage about any scheduling preferences you may have.

  • Flexible Benefits Package – choose which NGUKL benefits you want to satisfy your personal needs. Core Benefits provided for you are Healthcare, Dental, Life Assurance and Pension. Benefits you can flex include Critical Illness Cover, Health Cash Plan, and Health Assessments.
  • Employee Incentive Programme – exceptional performance is recognized through our annual incentive programme which is awarded to top performers who excel

  • Career Development – opportunity for ongoing professional development and career growth opportunities

Your Responsibilities: 

  • Use sound HR knowledge and provide hands-on execution to assigned client groups in the areas of workforce planning, change management, employee productivity, recruitment and selection, and employee relations.
  • Effective co-ordination of remuneration policies including salary reviews, bonus plan management, global survey participation, cost analysis and market/competitive analysis.
  • Ensure implementation and delivery of all operational and corporate policies, processes and procedures to areas of responsibility.  Develop local policies and processes as required.
  • Successfully deploy annual corporate processes including performance and engagement.
  • Support specific International HR projects designed to develop the HR maturity model, including HR Technology Roadmap, Analytics and Talent Processes.  Able to effectively project manage multiple activities
  • Support European subsidiaries on defined projects
  • Able to partner with legal advisors on an international basis.
  • Coaching and support of the International HR team.

Your Experience

  • Strong functional understanding of core HR with substantive experience of providing HR expertise on an international basis
  • Practical and pragmatic in delivery of HR
  • Strong business acumen & excellent stakeholder engagement skills
  • Experience in supporting the development of other team members
  • Ideally you will have experience in defence or a regulated environment, technology or consulting/services environment
  • You’re well organised with strong analytical skills
  • You’re patient, understanding and love a challenge;
  • You have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills – excellent listening capability and an ability to deliver a message with empathy
  • CIPD Required

We believe that creating a team that values diversity and fosters inclusion is essential to great performance. We know the best ideas come from diversity of thought, background, perspective, culture, gender, race, age and many other elements. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from communities currently under-represented within our industry. We treat everyone with respect and foster safe and inclusive environments.

About Our Responsibilities:

Our customers operate in unique environments which offer new and exciting challenges every day, cultivating a place where you can learn and thrive, working alongside the best minds in industry. We’ll give you space to develop your career, where your ideas can shape the future of our dynamic business. 

We promote collaboration to achieve more than we could imagine, together. And within a respectful and inspirational environment, we value what you say and do.

How to Apply:

Interested in our opportunity?

Yes – then simply submit your application online. Your application will be reviewed by one of our expert recruiters who’ll then respond advising you of the outcome and next steps for successful candidates.

Possibly, I’d like to find out more – then connect direct with, our recruitment business partner who will be happy to support you with any enquires.

Background checks and potentially security clearance form part of the recruitment process, our team will inform you of the procedures when required.

Northrop Grumman UK:

Work with a global brand that makes a real contribution to our nation’s security and future. At Northrop Grumman UK, the brightest minds come together to push the boundaries and Define Possible. As leaders in the digital transformation of Aerospace, Defence and Intelligence we are providing ground-breaking outcomes for our customers.

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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?

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.