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Northrop Grumman Manager, Executive Compensation in Falls Church, Virginia

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking an Executive Compensation Manager at its Corporate Office in Falls Church, VA. Reporting to the Director of Executive Compensation, the successful candidate will play a key role in leading a team to assist in the design, implementation and communication and delivery of executive compensation programs. This is a collaborative role that will work cross-functionally with multiple stakeholders in HR, finance, legal, tax, and business administration to collectively develop effective solutions.


Lead the creation of Board Compensation Committee meeting materials, including coordinating with the Board's external compensation consultant, finance and legal partners as necessary.

Lead the completion of the Compensation Discussion & Analysis (CD&A) of the annual proxy and other relevant executive compensation disclosures.

Perform data reconciliations and maintain an audit trail to assist with the executive compensation team review and internal audit review.

Perform executive-level pay and market best-practice benchmarking.

Monitor applicable Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) accounting and tax regulations to ensure Northrop Grumman's plans remain current, compliant and competitive.

Prepare ad-hoc compensation analyses and reports as requested by senior leadership.

Oversee the preparation of communication materials regarding executive compensation programs.

Create models to test and refine incentive compensation plans under various business scenarios.

Candidate skills and attributes:

Maintain an exceptional standard of quality for self and team: this role requires significant attention to detail, strong organization and project management skills, strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities, and accountability for excellent results.

Uphold an uncompromising commitment to business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information.

Deadline driven and ability to prioritize and delegate multiple projects with minimal supervision.

Exhibit excellent people skills with an emphasis on careful listening, relationship and team building, and strong written and oral communications.

Ability to draw from data in a logical, systematic way.

Adept at working in a high-volume and fast-paced dynamic environment.

Approach work with an inquisitive mindset to continuously improve and streamline processes.

Maintain advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and PowerPoint.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Human Resources, Accounting or related discipline and a minimum of8 years relevant experience.

Demonstrated experience leading direct and/or matrixed teams or project teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree in Business, Human Resources or other applicable field of study and 6 years of relevant experience.

Experience drafting CD&A disclosures and understanding of SEC disclosure requirements, legislation impacting executive compensation and corporate governance.

Knowledge of applicable SEC and IRS regulations for executive compensation programs.

Certified Compensation Professional or progress towards certification.

Previous experience working in a large publicly-held company.

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