Northrop Grumman Director of Executive and Employee Communications in Linthicum, Maryland

Director of Executive and Employee Communications

Requisition ID: 18004675

Location(s): United States-Maryland-Linthicum

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector Communications seeks a Director of Employee Communications to join its team, in our Linthicum, MD office.

This fast-paced role leads the development and execution of the sector level internal communications strategy, including employee engagement, executive support and organizational change management. This includes support for domestic and global communications programs, development of editorial policy, and execution of integrated communications campaigns, brand strategy and support for change management in collaboration with Human Resources. The preferred candidate is not only innovative and collaborative, but able to motivate and engage internal audiences to help drive positive impact and alignment for business objectives. Your performance is equal to that of your leadership characteristics and, therefore, you lead with high values, integrity and ethics.

  • Manage an integrated communications plan for internal sector initiatives and develop internal communications campaigns to support business imperatives, strategic priorities and to drive a common culture.

  • Serve as communications lead for development of sector-wide change management strategies designed to maximize employee adoption of Mission Systems-led initiatives.

  • Oversee internal communications team that supports Mission Systems overall business strategy, enhances company culture and protects the brand and reputation.

  • Oversee internal communications budget, ensuring that overall budgets, schedules, and performance standards are met.

  • Work collaboratively with the vice president of Communications to provide strategic counsel, support and execution for communicating with and across key stakeholder groups, including senior leaders, internal client groups, and employees at functional and enterprise levels. Duties include speechwriting, development of messaging platforms, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion campaigns, etc.

  • Consolidate CEO’s communications platform, including media relations, communications, executive speakers bureaus, influencer programs, public affairs and other critical areas.

  • Develop editorial policy and manage employee communications vehicles, including publications, intranet, webcasts and employee events.

  • Lead interface with corporate global communications directors, Corporate Global Business Development Office representatives, Country Executives to ensure an integrated and consistent communications program.

  • Work collaboratively with Corporate Communications and other business sectors to develop and execute enterprise-wide communications initiatives, executive-level events and projects.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related field

  • At least 15 years of broad corporate communications experience supporting internal communications programs, with direct experience communicating internal cultural change and evolution

  • Track record of leadership success with substantial change communications projects, in addition to executive-level written and verbal communications skills

  • Extensive knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools

  • Demonstrated experiencedeveloping successful and innovative communications programs to support organizations undergoing change or transformation with proven business results

  • Proven results managing organizational change from the executive level of organization down to frontline employees

  • Ability to build support and commitment of change management programs at executive level of organization

  • Demonstrated ability to build global communications programs

  • Strategic thinking, interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to manage budgets, schedules and executive support

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities while meeting schedule, budget, and quality requirements

  • Sound decision making, especially in ambiguity, with a bias toward action

  • Strong relationship building skills; proven track record of building collaborative partnerships as the basis for being able to influence direction and drive change at every level of organization

  • High energy, systems thinker with demonstrated ability to operate at a strategic level

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret level clearance is required

  • Occasional travel required

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in communications, marketing, advertising or related field

  • Experience working with and managing employees in a matrixed environment across multiple locations

  • TS/SCI clearanceNorthrop 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.

Title: Director of Executive and Employee Communications

Location: Maryland-Linthicum

Requisition ID: 18004675