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Principal Human Resources Business Partner

Requisition ID: R10110031

  • CategoryCategory: Human Resources
  • LocationLocation: Lake Charles, LA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking a Principal Human Resources Business Partner to join our growing team of diverse professionals supporting the Global Sustainment & Modernization Division. This position will be on-site in Lake Charles, LA.

As a Principal Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP), you will have the opportunity to partner with an internal client base to deliver exceptional HR support in the areas of performance management, talent and career development, staffing and retention etc. aligned to our Human Capital Strategy. You will work closely with leadership and employees in alignment with the business objectives and goals to build employee engagement, resolve employee relations, develop solutions and retention strategies. In addition, you'll have opportunities to participate in and lead strategic HR projects, utilizing the ability to plan, organize, implement and complete projects simultaneously on various topics within the HR scope.


-Interprets, applies, implements and consults/advises on a variety of initiatives such as talent development, compensation, performance management, employee relations, employee engagement, organizational effectiveness, organizational change management and policy

-Supports manager-level leaders and above in a dispersed environment

-Supports many projects at one time with competing priorities

-Utilizes strong project management skills and attention to detail

-Builds lasting relationships and collaborative partnerships as the basis for influencing direction and driving change

-Dissects the root cause or core problem to solve and bring appropriate solutions and resources to bear

-Drives leader development and succession planning strategies/processes with a "talent mindset"

-Assesses, diagnoses and designs creative and innovate organizational solutions

-Translates business strategy into implications for workforce (hiring, shaping, etc.)

-Strategically visualizes the big picture and connects the dots, diving into the details as necessary

Basic Qualifications for Principal Human Resources Business Partner:

  • Must have a high school diploma or a GED with a minimum of 10 plus years in HR or related experience.
  • Will also consider:
    • Bachelor's degree required plus a minimum of 6 plus years of experience in HR or related field
    • Master’s degree required plus a minimum of 4 plus years of experience in HR or related field
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence others. Proficient in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Must have ability to travel 10%

Preferred Qualifications for Principal Human Resource Business Partner:

  • Strong HR foundation
  • PHR/SPHR/HRCI certification
  • Working knowledge of HRIS platforms and technology, with preferred applications experience in WorkDay or SAP


Salary Range: $74,600 USD - $111,800 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.