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Human Resources Manager

Requisition ID: R10060623

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

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a candidate to join the Human Resources (HR) team. The position will be based in Sunnyvale, CA, and will support the Marine Systems Business Unit and Maritime/Land Systems and Sensors Engineering Organization.  As part of this HR team, the HR Manager is responsible for providing human resources support for a portfolio of Northrop Grumman products.  The role will focus on the culture of the sector and division, growth of the organization and will require business acumen, engagement and high levels of emotional intelligence in order to meet both the current and future needs.

The successful candidate will possess 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; demonstrated skills in planning, organizing, and coordinating with cross-functional relationships required.  Looking for a self-starter with the initiative to drive the business coupled with good sound judgment.

Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Lead with courage and integrity, and demonstrate Northrop Grumman values and leadership behaviors, which support our ability to deliver on our shared purpose; reflect who we are and how we treat others; define who we are as a people and a culture, and how we act and operate

  • Establish strong business relationships with client leadership teams and create effective partnerships across HR, Centers of Excellence (COE’s), Finance, Engineering, Manufacturing, as well as Profit & Loss organizations

  • Proactively identify trends, risks, and opportunities within the organization and develop solutions in partnership with HR business partners, division and matrix leadership, COE and regional/division HR business leaders

  • Using data and analytics, 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 in operations, 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

  • Provide day-to-day people leadership of 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

  • Role model for leadership characteristics and assist in driving business growth from an organization and talent perspective

  • Play a key change leadership role in the company’s transformation by creating a culture of inclusivity, growth, innovation

  • Leadership Development – focused 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

  • This position has significant senior 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

  • The incumbent must have strong communication, executive presence and cross-cultural skills to be able to effectively interact with a geographically disbursed senior leadership team. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required plus a minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in HR, or a master’s degree and 8 years of progressive experience in HR

  • Solid track record in overall HR management and as trusted advisor and people leader

  • Superb verbal and written communication skills and the ability to establish strong rapport and credibility as a forward-looking thought leader

  • Proven ability to influence for impact at all levels and develop an internal network to gain support for best HR practices

  • Ability to navigate cultural and business sensitivities to champion diversity and inclusion, performance, belonging, and employee engagement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS, MA, MBA or like advanced degree preferred in Business, Human Resource Management, Organization Development, Industrial Psychology, Management, or related field

  • Three+ years people management experience

  • Experience working in a matrix or homeroom environment

  • Secret clearance with the ability to obtain higher level and special clearances

  • Experience with Workday human resources information system

  • 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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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.

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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Salary Range: $141,300 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 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.