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Manager Talent Management

Requisition ID: R10072602

  • CategoryCategory: Human Resources
  • Location Location: McLean, VA, USA   |  Fairfax, VA, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

The Defense Systems (DS) Human Resources organization is seeking the expertise and leadership of a Manager of Talent Management to shape and implement a talent management strategy to enable top tier business performance. The Manager of Talent Management will join the DS Talent organization, reporting to the Senior Director of Talent and will lead a team of specialists responsible for succession planning, talent management and enterprise process rollout.   

This position is based out of our McLean, VA office with flexibility for a hybrid work arrangement, with onsite presence required based on team and business needs. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with Human Resources Business Leaders and Sector leadership to develop and implement talent management strategies and associated operational rhythms aligned to business strategy 
  • Oversee sector talent identification and assessment, succession management, leadership pipeline development and the identification of development needs to inform talent development strategies 
  • Lead execution of core talent processes, including performance management, engagement, onboarding, assimilation, talent reviews and integration of emerging talent-related Workday capability 
  • Manage nomination and selection for corporate leadership cohort development programs 
  • Partner across the enterprise to expand/evolve existing initiatives and influence future plans and roadmaps, including the digital transformation of succession planning & talent review processes 
  • Leverage talent management & OE subject matter expertise and internal/external best practices to think creatively and envision / develop new solutions that drive business outcomes 
  • Lead a team of talent management professionals through ambiguity & shifting priorities, proactively managing workloads to deliver high quality products on time while maintaining team’s work-life balance  

Basic Qualifications 

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED with a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience; OR Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience ; OR Master’s degree with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience 
  • Experience in Talent Management, including Organizational Effectiveness, Change Management, Performance Management, Succession Planning, or other business-focused talent management role 
  • Strong relationship-building skills; proven track record of building collaborative partnerships with senior-level leaders as the basis for being able to influence direction and drive change 
  • Outstanding organization and project management skills with the ability to manage the delivery of high-quality, on-time programs in a dynamic environment 
  • Leadership experience, including direct or indirect management/delegation 

 Preferred Qualifications 

  • Possess exceptional consultative skills that combine thought leadership, influential communication, and strategic problem solving to design and drive people-related change  
  • Demonstrated experience leading comprehensive organizational assessments that result in development and implementation of strategies that strengthen talent outcomes 
  • Ability to leverage data and analytics to inform decisions and actions aligned to business outcomes 
  • Degree in business, management, organizational development, human resources, or closely related field 
  • Experience in Aerospace & Defense or other technology/manufacturing organization 


This position reports to McLean, VA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Fairfax, VA, VA, USA.

Salary Range: $107,800 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.