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Human Resources Manager 2 (Palmdale, CA)

Requisition ID: R10074887

  • Category IconCategory: Human Resources
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, California, 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems sector is currently hiring a Human Resources Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals and provide support for the Engineering organization. This leadership opportunity is located in Palmdale, CA and includes a hybrid option for candidates living within a commutable distance to Palmdale.

This position has significant leadership contact and requires a candidate with strong leadership and decision-making skills with the ability to perform in an environment of ambiguity and continuous change.  Position must model the Northrop Grumman values as well as the leadership behaviors. 

Successful candidates will possess the following attributes:

  • Strong communication and executive presence.
  • A depth and breadth of knowledge across all HR functions to include talent acquisition, talent management, organizational effectiveness, employee relations, diversity and inclusion and compensation. 
  • Experience working in a matrix organization is a plus
  • Project management, interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills, business acumen, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to remain flexible and a progressive thinker with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/tasks from inception to completion in a changing environment.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Support Engineering leadership and acting as a strategic partner and consultant to position the organization to meet long term vision and strategy.
  • Focus on future functional homeroom growth, strengthening, and optimizing the function and will require business acumen, leadership engagement and high levels of emotional intelligence to meet both the current and future needs.
  • Influence peers, and all levels of management to include executives.
  • Implement change management practices to shift culture and drive changes in leadership behavior. 
  • Establish strong business relationships with client leadership teams and create effective partnerships across HR, centers of excellence (COE’s), business management, sector functions as well as operating divisions.
  • Leadership Development—focus on strong succession planning and strategic leadership movement. Partner with business leaders to build leadership depth to support the succession planning process.
  • Support and enable leaders to make informed decisions about talent and to hold their organizations accountable for business results.
  • Play a key change leadership role in the company’s transformation by creating a culture of growth, innovation and risk taking.
  • Provide day-to-day people leadership of HR team and create an environment that accelerates development of HR talent; apply rigorous knowledge management to capture learning, drive continuous improvement, and enhance employee engagement.
  • Proactively identify trends, risks, and opportunities within the organization and develop solutions in partnership with HR business partners, division and matrix leadership, and program/division HR business leaders
  • Utilize data and analytics to develop solutions to current business issues as well as proactively engage in risk mitigation.
  • Recommend and implement winning practices employed in the areas of talent acquisition, assessment, development, compensation, organizational effectiveness, strategy, on-boarding, change management and communications.
  • Analyze and concisely present information to the management team to enable good business decisions.
  • Leverage and partner with HR colleagues across other Engineering disciplines, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, employee relations, diversity and inclusion and organizational effectiveness to support talent strategies.
  • Provide business insight through data analysis, research, and benchmarking.
  • Role model for leadership characteristics and assist in driving business growth from an organization and talent perspective.  Be a diversity champion.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree AND 9 years of related Human Resources experience that includes a background in progressive HR roles and project management, OR a Master’s degree AND 7 years of related Human Resources experience that includes a background in progressive HR roles and project management.
  • Superb communication and presentation skills with the ability to establish strong rapport and credibility as a forward-looking thought leader.
  • Proven ability to influence impact and outcomes at all levels across the business and ability to develop an internal network to gain support for HR best practices.
  • Ability to navigate cultural and business sensitivities to champion diversity and inclusion, performance, and employee engagement.
  • Ability and willingness to commute to the Palmdale, CA site 3 days per week and as required by business needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business, Human Resource Management, Organization Development, Industrial Psychology, Management, or related field
  • Over 2 years formal people leadership experience
  • Experience working with a matrix or homeroom environment

Salary Range: $118,600 USD - $178,000 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.