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Mgr Communications 2

Requisition ID: R10017783

  • Category IconCategory: Communications
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego - CA, 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.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on groundbreaking systems in air and space that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join efforts to invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable commitment to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

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 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 build 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 create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

If this is you…keep reading!

Northrop Grumman’s Aeronautics Systems sector is looking for a Communications Manager to support communications strategy development and implementation in our Global Surveillance Division. You will guide a team of program communicators as they develop and implement communications plans to support business objectives in a dynamic and fast paced

environment. You will assist the team to create, deploy, measure and optimize communications across paid, owned and earned channels. This position is located in San Diego, CA.

If you are a strategic communicator who has an innovative spirit, a knack for storytelling, and a passion for leading talented teams to achieve top performance, please read on.  

Responsibilities of the Role

  • Lead a team of individual contributors (program communicators) as they support external and internal communications, shape the Aeronautics Systems story and deliver it to the right audiences, in the right way, at the right time to support key business objectives and the Northrop Grumman brand.
  • Work closely with the communication directors to contribute to (or devise) and manage the implementation of key communication strategies.
  • Partner with corporate and sector communication leads to provide strategic guidance on how to best reach their audiences via paid, owned and earned channels.
  • Partner closely with internal creative teams and advise colleagues and leadership on new and innovative ways to reach existing audiences
  • Collaborate with corporate communications team to ensure strategic alignment of creative and messaging
  • Assess and improve internal and external digital communication practices, channels and vehicles; partner with Digital Communications team on optimizations

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and at least 10 years of experience in communications, public relations, and/or marketing or 8 years of experience with a Masters degree.
  • Experience leading a team of communications professionals
  • Ability to effectively and diplomatically drive change
  • Experience in developing strategic communications and/or project plans, identifying measurable objectives and identifying key performance indicators
  • Comfort with data; ability to shape and tell a persuasive story from disparate data sources
  • Strategic thinking, planning and decision-making
  • Excellent writing, editing and project management skills
  • Strong presentation skills and comfort with presenting to audiences at all levels, including senior leadership
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues, up, down and across
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working in a national security environment
  • Experience with international communications

Salary Range: 118600 - 178000

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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?

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.