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Manager, Human Resources Business Partner 3

Requisition ID: R10091783

  • CategoryCategory: Human Resources
  • Location Location: Linthicum, MD, USA   |  Fairfax, VA, USA  |  Falls Church, VA, USA +2 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
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Senior HR Manager Business Partner to join the Engineering & Sciences (E&S) and Emerging Capabilities Development (ECD) Human Resources (HR) team. The position has flexibility to be based in Linthicum, MD, Fairfax, VA or Falls Church, VA. The selected candidate will partner with the MS CTO & VP of the Emerging Capabilities Development organization and the E&S VP of Digital Engineering & Competitive Design organization.

This role has key responsibilities as a strategic partner and consultant to help drive culture change and position the organization as an enabler of strategic goals across the corporation. Responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to, strategy development and deployment, hiring and retention strategies, change management, development of technical leaders, staff planning, and preparing our technical workforce for future needs.

The candidate will possess a depth and breadth of knowledge across all HR functions to include talent acquisition, talent management, organizational effectiveness, employee relations, diversity and inclusion and compensation.  Experience working in a matrix organization is a plus; Project management, interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills, business acumen, and problem-solving skills required.  Candidate must be flexible and a progressive thinker with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/tasks from inception to completion in a changing environment.

Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Establish strong business relationships with client leadership teams and create effective partnerships across HR, centers of excellence (COE’s), finance, Engineering, Emerging Capabilities Development, Operations as well as Profit & Loss organizations
  • Leadership Development—focused on strong succession planning and strategic leadership movement. Partner with business leaders to build leadership depth to support the succession planning process. Support and enable leaders to make informed decisions about talent and to hold their organizations accountable for business results.
  • Play a key change leadership role in the company’s transformation by creating a culture of growth, innovation and risk taking
  • Provide day-to-day people leadership of team and create an environment that accelerates development of HR talent; apply rigorous knowledge management to capture learning, drive continuous improvement, and enhance employee engagement
  • Proactively identify trends, risks, and opportunities within the organization and develop solutions
  • Using data and analytics, develop solutions to current business issues as well as proactively engage in risk mitigation.
  • Recommend and implement winning practices employed in the areas of talent acquisition, assessment, development, compensation, organizational effectiveness, strategy, on-boarding, change management and communications
  • Analyze and concisely present information to the management team to enable good business decisions
  • Leverage and partner with HR colleagues in operations, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, employee relations, diversity and inclusion and organizational effectiveness to support talent strategies
  • Provide business insight through data analysis, research, and benchmarking
  • Role model for leadership characteristics and assist in driving business growth from an organization and talent perspective.  Be a diversity champion.

This position has significant senior leadership contact and requires a candidate with strong leadership and decision-making skills with the ability to perform in an environment of ambiguity and continuous change.  Position must role model Northrop leadership characteristics.  The incumbent must have strong communication, executive presence, and cross-cultural skills to be able to effectively interact with a geographically disbursed leadership team.  

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required plus a minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in human resources and/or talent acquisition, or Master’s degree and 8 years of progressive experience in human resources and/or talent acquisition.
  • Superb communications skills and the ability to establish strong rapport and credibility as a forward-looking thought leader
  • Proven ability to influence for impact at all levels and develop an internal network to gain support for best HR practices
  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional projects to completion, ability to organize, prioritize, plan, schedule, and follow up on concurrent tasks and elevating issues or obtaining additional resources when necessary
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to be flexible and change directions when needed
  • Ability to work independently and make independent decisions, ensuring high levels of collaboration with stakeholders and subject matter experts
  • Proven experience with recruitment and hiring processes, workforce management practices and talent development
  • Strong leader of people with experience supporting change management efforts and cross functional teams
  • Experience developing workforce strategy and deploying that strategy to achieve results

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS, MA, MBA or like advanced degree preferred in Business, Human Resource Management, Organization Development, Industrial Psychology, Management, or related field
  • Experience as an HR Business Partner Manager, leading a team of direct reports in the delivery of HR thought leadership to the client
  • Experience working in a matrix or homeroom environment

This position reports to Linthicum, MD, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 2 locations listed above.

Salary Range: $139,000 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.