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Northrop Grumman (DoD SkillBridge) Principal Human Resources Business Partner – Iuka, MS

Requisition ID: R10098563

  • CategoryCategory: Human Resources
  • LocationLocation: Iuka, MS, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

NG- Military Internship Program Description: 

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation’s military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman’s 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists.

The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29 .The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members. 

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman – Military Internship Program (DoD SKillbridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for Skillbridge.  During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program. 

Goals – Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training.  Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly-trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission “Defining Possible” on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome – Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

  • Has served at least 180 days on active duty
  • Is within 12 months of separation or retirement
  • Will receive an honorable discharge
  • Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS
  • Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months
  • Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.

Northrop Grumman’s Aeronautics Systems sector is currently hiring a Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Human Resources organization. This HRBP will be responsible for implementing our human capital strategy in support of clients in Iuka, MS, and will require occasional travel to various sites.

Essential Functions:

  • Implements Human Resources policies as a generalist, partnering with the site to ensure a complete understanding of business needs and objectives and resolves HR issues
  • Responsible for and/or serves as a HR liaison for most of the following areas: succession planning, talent management, labor relations, employment, employee relations, compensation, benefits, EEO, and/or training and development
  • Establishes intimate understanding of the business, build, and expand relationships with client leadership teams, and create close partnerships across the organizations
  • Maintains credibility as a subject matter expert in HR policies and procedures
  • Identifies trends, risks, and opportunities within the organization and develop solutions in partnership with leadership.  Advise leadership on new ideas and winning practices in the areas of talent acquisition, assessment, development, compensation, organizational effectiveness, strategy, on-boarding, change management and communications
  • Analyzes and concisely presents information to the management team to enable business growth and sound decision-making
  • Provides business insight through data analysis, research, and benchmarking
  • Plays a key change leadership role in the company’s transformation by reinforcing a culture of growth, innovation and calculated risk-taking through the application of human capital strategy, tools, and processes
  • Supports and enables leaders to make informed decisions about talent and to hold their organizations accountable for business results

Additional Background and Experience:

  • Ability to drive HR initiatives (can start with a blank sheet, design a plan/program/process and execute on a timeline).
  • Strong relationship building skills; proven track record of building collaborative partnerships as the basis for being able to influence direction and drive change.
  • Strong consulting skills; able to dissect the root cause or core problem to solve and bring appropriate solutions and resources to bear.
  • Proven track record of being able to assess, diagnose and design creative and innovate organizational solutions.
  • Strong analytical skills; able to translate business strategy into implications for workforce (hiring, shaping, etc.).
  • Strategic thinking – sees the big picture and connects the dots; also dives into the details as necessary.
  • Strong technical competence across one or more HR disciplines: Compensation, Staffing/Talent Acquisition, Leadership Development, Talent Management, Organization Design/Development, Employee Relations.

Key Leadership Traits:

  • Unwavering ethics and values; a trusted partner.
  • Strong partner and team player; focused on organizational and team success.
  • Never satisfied with status quo; always pushing for improvements and change.
  • Excellent business acumen; focused on how HR processes and tools accelerate business results.
  • Embraces ambiguity.
  • Solution-oriented; balances qualitative and quantitative measures.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 6 years of experience in HR or related field OR Master's degree and 4 years of experience in HR or related field
  • Proven experience in being proactive in building relationship with leaders
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence others
  • Proficient in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to support the business and HR team with minimal task supervision, utilizing relationships to ensure alignment with organizational priorities
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance and Special Program Access within a reasonable amount of time, as determined by the company to meet its business need

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred degree in Human Resource management, Business, Organization Development, Industrial Organizational Psychology, or related field
  • Advanced problem-solving skills and the ability to be flexible and adjust direction when needed
  • Experience working in a hard to recruit or highly competitive labor market where retention and talent acquisition is critical
  • Working knowledge of the Workday platforms and technology
  • Experience in proactive HR assessment, diagnosis and solutioning of business challenges
  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional projects to completion including organizing, planning, scheduling, and following up on all project related items

Salary Range: $70,600 USD - $106,000 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.