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Manager Communications 3

Requisition ID: R10112344

  • CategoryCategory: Communications
  • LocationLocation: Falls Church, VA, USA
  • 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
  • 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.

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start defining possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in the aerospace and defense industry that is essential to the way we connect and protect our world across every frontier. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today.

As a member of the Northrop Grumman Employee Communications, Functional Leadership Communications team, the Manager of Communications 3 provides strategic communications counsel to the teams supporting the Corporate Vice President of Global Operations and the Chief Information Officer and Vice President of CIO. As an experienced strategist, you will be responsible for expertly translating the Global Operations and CIO visions and strategies into a compelling and effective narrative that showcases Northrop Grumman’s commitment to performance excellence.

This full-time position reports to the Director of Functional Leadership Communications within the Employee Communications team.


  • Support the Director of Functional Communications in the execution of a comprehensive, strategic communications strategy to support and generate momentum for the Global Operations and Chief Information Office strategic agendas.

  • Lead teams in the day-to-day operations to advance all aspects of communications for the functional teams – including internal and external communications such as communications plans, stories, messaging, presentations, talking points, video scripts and speeches.  

  • Develop and implement wide-ranging integrated communications plans and compelling narratives for major programs/initiatives that drive key elements of Northrop Grumman’s strategy.

  • Collect and analyze data, make recommendations to improve our approach and the results of future communications , processes, events, and activities.

  • Provide leadership, management and coaching to a team of driven communicators.

You’ll be a great fit if you are/have:

  • Have experience designing and executing communications strategies that generate visibility, credibility, and thought leadership.

  • A trusted advisor who has a track record of building effective relationships with and influencing senior leaders.

  • A creative thought leader who imagines new ideas and inspires others to join in bringing them to life.

  • A gifted storyteller and writer who can embody the perspective of others; experience in creating outcome-focused content as well as messaging and talking points.

  • Sound judgment with the ability to balance short and long-term priorities in a disciplined manner.

  • Uncanny ability to develop and leverage strong partnerships across an organization, harmonize various perspectives/objectives, provide sound counsel, prioritize, and deliver positive outcomes for all involved.

  • Ability to bring innovative thinking, creative ideas, diverse perspectives, global and regional insights, and higher-level awareness into everything that is created.

  • Confident in partnering with and leading cross-functional teams to build communication strategies and tactics with an unwavering focus on employee engagement.

  • An ability to comprehend and explain complex concepts and initiatives to employees at all levels.

  • Strong presentation skills and ability to facilitate and gain consensus among stakeholders with disparate views.

  • An ability to work in a fast-paced, continuously evolving environment.

  • A strong leader and a great team player.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 10 years of communications experience successfully developing and deploying communications practices OR Master's degree with 8 years of communications experience successfully developing and deploying communications practices

  • People leadership experience, with commitment to talent development.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Word, SharePoint, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with track record of overseeing communications programs in leadership roles.

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize competing demands in a fast-paced environment.

  • Affinity for developing solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity.

  • Strong business acumen and executive presence with a history of cultivating trusting relationships with executive leaders.

  • The ability to distill complex and sometimes voluminous technical processes, programs and content into clear, concise and engaging communications .

  • Experience leveraging data to create and execute communications strategies, plans, programs and events.

  • Experience in media and external engagements.

  • Understanding of AP writing style.

Salary Range: $145,500 USD - $218,300 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.