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Northrop Grumman Principal Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP 3) in Beltsville, Maryland

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman is seeking an HR Business Partner 3 (HRBP) to provide consultation, subject matter expertise and partnership to our Space Components and Space Technical Services business units. The selected candidate will partner with the business to develop and implement solutions and deliver exceptional HR support in a challenging and dynamic business environment. The HR Business Partner will achieve results and address challenges, take ownership of projects, demonstrate self-directed learning, and provide and accept continuous feedback in a supportive work environment that offers continued opportunities for growth and development.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serves as a strategic business partner and consultant to internal customers and stakeholders, including: organizational and talent development, performance management, employee relations, compensation and reward and recognition

  • Evolve organizational capability in employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, succession planning and pipeline readiness acceleration, change management, and org design

  • Diagnose organizational needs and develop practical, creative and/or innovative solutions to increase team and organizational performance and advance the business strategy. Ensure solutions are effectively implemented and sustained

  • Organize, prioritize, plan, schedule, and execute concurrent projects and tasks, escalating issues or obtaining additional resources when necessary

  • Coach management on creating employee talent development plans (IDPs), share development resources available, and partner with leadership to solicit cohort program and Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) nominations.

  • Analyze and present employee survey data/key themes to Operating Unit (OU) leadership teams.

  • Train managers and consult on performance management to include performance ratings and compensation planning. Prepare for and facilitate performance alignment sessions and "total rewards" sessions with OU leadership teams.

  • Consult with management on COVID-19 risk assessment/mitigation, time charging, business resumption, and/or employee temperature checks in accordance with the company's COVID-19 containment protocol.

  • Advise management on managing employee and management performance and conduct. Perform investigations and partner with management, ER COE, legal, and EAP. Train management on performance and conduct process, tools, and approaches. Interpret/guide employees and managers on HR policies and procedures.

  • Travel to customer sites at multiple geographical locations to provide onsite support and support multiple sites remotely

  • Partner with leaders to support D&I and social justice and provide guidance and consultation in these areas.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have one the following for Principal HRBP Level 3:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, HR, Psychology, or closely related field with a minimum of 6 or more years of broad HR Business Partner experience.

  • Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA), HR Development, Industrial / Organizational Psychology, or closely related field with a minimum of 4 year of broad HR Business Partner or HR Generalist experience

  • Experience consulting with leaders on: employee relations, managing performance and managing conduct, and culture and change management.

  • Passion to achieve results and uphold commitments, work independently and as part of a team, continuously learn, focus on continuous improvement, and manage multiple and competing priorities.

  • Demonstrated ability to solve business challenges and come up with strategic solutions.

  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills; proven track record of building collaborative partnerships as the basis for being able to influence direction and drive change.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence others. Proven ability to lead cross-functional HR projects and understanding and application of project management and change management fundamentals, including organizing, planning, scheduling and following up on project related items; effective presentation skills.

  • Team player with ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with all levels of leadership and employees.

  • Strong consulting skills; able to analyze data to define the root cause, design practical, creative and/or innovative solutions, and ensure solutions are effectively implemented.

  • Ability to travel to multiple customer sites to develop relationships and provide onsite support, up to 20% of the time. Support multiple sites remotely. Sites include: Commerce CA, White Sands Missile Range NM, Beltsville MD, Wallops Island VA, Princess Anne MD, and/or other sites as assigned.

  • Proficient in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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.

Job Category : Human Resources