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Manager, Employee Experience Communications – Remote

Requisition ID: R10063162

  • Category IconCategory: Communications
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, California, 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: 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.

Northrop Grumman’s Employee Experience Communications team seeks a savvy Communications manager who is confident in being a strategic advisor, has experience leading and developing people, thrives on the challenge of informing and inspiring employees around business priorities and culture, and constantly seeks to improve through disciplined measurement, analysis and adjustment.

This position reports to the Employee Experience Communications director and is a remote position, with some travel required.

In this job, you’ll:

  • Lead a diverse team of Employee and Executive Communications professionals who are informing and inspiring employees and driving business priorities within the company’s Aeronautics Systems sector.
  • Serve as a partner and trusted advisor to executive leaders, providing insights, perspective and counsel on communications strategies and issues.
  • Manage the sector president’s communications plan, including developing and measuring talking points, speeches, video scripts, employee announcements and executive summaries. In partnership with others, lead and/or oversee content and logistics for the sector president’s events, including virtual and in person webcasts, Town Halls, site visits, conferences and ceremonies.
  • Influence and oversee the development, implementation and measurement of complex employee, executive, culture and change communications strategies, plans and tactics. This role requires the ability to interpret business initiatives in a simple, compelling way for diverse audiences across the company.
  • Drive continuous improvement of communications plans, tactics and processes through disciplined measurement, analysis and adjustment. Be an advocate for measurement within your team. Support your team in translating metrics into actionable intelligence for the organization.
  • Partner with the enterprise Communications team in implementing enterprise-wide employee campaigns within the sectors, ensuring all communications strategies and tactics are consistent with the company’s strategic vision and reflect the Northrop Grumman brand. Also, partner with the enterprise to provide an informed perspective on the sector environment, priorities, issues and opportunities that ladder to enterprise priorities.
  • Be a storyteller – conceptualize and oversee teammates responsible for foraging and producing a diverse array of inspirational content that supports our business goals and Communications objectives. 
  • Serve as a key leader and information liaison during emergencies that impact sector employees.

You’ll be a great fit if you:

  • Are a seasoned people leader with a proven track record of managing the work of a team, and empowering, motivating and developing them.  
  • Are poised and approachable. Have exceptional business acumen and significant experience in positively handling high-profile communications issues, demonstrating sound judgment and persuasive counseling to your team and to senior management.
  • Are a stellar project manager who lives by prioritization and attention to detail, and thrives in fast-paced environments where a typical day has you juggling multiple projects simultaneously, reprioritizing quickly and meeting deadlines.
  • Love blending internal and external communications and have a track record of developing, implementing and measuring successful communications plans in collaboration with cross-function teams.
  • Are a strong writer, with excellent editing skills and an enthusiasm for telling inspirational stories that promote a company’s culture and values.
  • Are curious, analytical and willing to challenge the status quo to propose and pilot new, creative solutions, tools and technologies using strategic rationale and business need to build your case.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field and a minimum of 10 years of experience, or a Master's degree in prior fields and 8 years of experience.
  • Experience in employee and executive communications.
  • Experience managing people.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong judgement, problem solving and organizational skills, and superb attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Associated Press Style.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Word, SharePoint, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).


  • Communications and leadership experience with large, complex organizations is preferred.

Melbourne Range $122,000 - $183,000

California Range $141,300-$211,900

Salary Range: $122,000 USD - $211,900 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

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.