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HR Business Partner (Principal Level)/ HR Business Partner (Senior Principal)

Requisition ID: R10097703

  • CategoryCategory: Human Resources
  • LocationLocation: Falls Church, VA, 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: 3

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 Enterprise Services Systems is seeking candidates for a Principal or Senior Principal HR Business Partner located in Falls Church, VA.  The HR Business Partner (HRBP) will be responsible for understanding business strategies, vision and challenges and proactively responding with talent strategies, programs, and processes that align with Company and business goals. Candidate should be an outstanding communicator capable of describing capabilities of the platform, how it should be used and the business value it drives

Primary responsibilities include serving as the business partner and consultant to internal client groups to help build organizational capability to meet sector and organizational strategic goals. Incumbent will develop and implement value-added HR programs and initiatives as well as support all aspects of HR for assigned client group. The selected candidate must be able to work in partnership with client groups and HRBP peers across multiple sites.

Additional background and experience:

  • Advise and Coach Executives and Leaders

  • Architect Talent strategies and programs, aligning to strategic business imperatives

  • Partner with Organizational Effectiveness to design and transform organizations

  • Drive and Champion Change Management

  • Facilitate and Guide Executives on Talent processes and programs (e.g., Succession plans)

  • Mitigate risks, identifying compliance issues, engaging legal counsel, as appropriate

  • Partner with Talent Acquisition, Compensation, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion  to develop comprehensive workforce plans

  • 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

  • Deep talent mindset coupled with practical experience in driving leader development

  • 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

  • Apply change management processes / tools to develop and implement effective change management strategies and plans that maximize employee adoption, improve organization performance, and increase operational efficiencies

  • Integrate change management activities into project plans; provide subject matter expertise, coaching and guidance to project teams

Key Leadership Traits:

  • Unwavering ethics and values; 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

You’ll be a great fit if you…

  • Ability to comprehend and simplify complex concepts and initiatives to various stakeholder segments with different levels of understanding

  • Have a demonstrated ability to drive projects to completion, manage multiple tasks with competing priorities and handle variable workloads

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

  • Curious about culture and talent trends, new and emerging technologies and how to increase adoption and sustainability

  • Critical thinker with a can-do attitude and willingness to take on new challenges in a dynamic environment

  • Strong technical competence across one or more HR disciplines (Compensation, Talent Acquisition, Leadership Development, Talent Management, Organization Design/Development or Employee Relations

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Human Resources Business Partner:

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Psychology, Labor Relations, Business or related field with 5+ years of strong progressive HR Generalist experience including experience implementing HR programs and processes preferably in a manufacturing and / or engineering environment – OR – a Master's degree with 3+ years of the required experience

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Human Resources Business Partner:

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Psychology, Labor Relations, Business or related field with 9+ years of strong progressive HR Generalist experience including experience implementing HR programs and processes preferably in a manufacturing and / or engineering environment – OR – a Master's degree with 7+ years of the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

  • Prior experience supporting enterprise-wide talent efforts at a large organization

  • Change Management certification or designation highly desired

  • Acute business acumen and critical thinker with demonstrated understanding of organizational issues and challenges

  • Exceptional listener, verbal and written communicator

  • Ability to clearly and succinctly articulate messages to a variety of audiences

  • Exceptional relationship building skills and ability to influence decision making without direct authority at all levels of the organization

  • Collaborative team player, highly capable of working with and through others

  • Forward looking problem solver, capable of identifying root causes, appropriate mitigation plans and grounded in the academic/theory but with practical implementation approaches

  • Flexible, adaptable, agile and resilient; ability to work in ambiguous situations

  • Organized with demonstrated strength in strategy planning and tactics

Salary Range: $83,800 USD - $125,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $103,900 USD - $155,900 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

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.