Senior Principal Human Resources Business PartnerManhattan Beach, CA

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.

The Human Resources (HR) team at Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Senior Principal Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) to join our community of committed HR professionals supporting the Sentinel program. Our HR community is composed of incredible people with different abilities, diverse thinking and varied backgrounds who find professional fulfillment in understanding and advocating for employees, supporting the coaching and development of the management team, and solving organizational challenges through our partnership with business leadership. This role will be located at our Redondo Beach, CA location.

Overview of the Role:

  • Consult and assist in the implementation of HR strategy, programs and policies across multiple client groups; including talent identification, performance management, employee relations, compensation, reward and recognition, succession planning, organization and staff development, leadership/bench strength development, staffing, EEO and other areas within the HR body of knowledge

  • Diagnose organizational needs and develop practical, creative/innovative, data-driven 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 Business Unit/Division/Sector/Corporate HR projects and initiatives

Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Establishing an intimate understanding of the business, building and expanding relationships with client leadership teams, and creating close partnerships across HR, centers of excellence (COE's), finance, and P&L organizations

  • Supporting and partnering with HR colleagues in operations, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, employee relations, diversity and inclusion and organizational effectiveness to support talent strategies

  • Identifying trends, risks, and opportunities within the organization and developing solutions in partnership with division and matrix leadership, COE and functional HR business leadership

  • Advising leadership on new ideas and winning practices in the areas of assessment, development, compensation, organizational effectiveness, strategy, on-boarding, change management and communications

  • Analyzing and concisely presenting information to the management team to enable business growth and sound decision making

  • Providing business insight through data analysis, research and benchmarking

  • Playing a key change leadership role in the company's transformation by reinforcing a culture of growth, innovation and calculated risk taking through the application of human capital strategy, tools and processes

  • Supporting and enabling leaders to make informed decisions about talent and holding their organizations accountable for business results

  • Project managing multiple HR projects to include: planning, organizing, implementing, and completing the projects simultaneously on topics within various HR work streams

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resource management, Organization Development, Industrial Organizational Psychology, or related field required plus 10+ years of experience in HR - OR - 8+ years of experience with a Master's degree. An additional four years of human resources experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree

  • Understanding and application of HR principles, concepts, policies and practices

  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence others

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

  • Proven ability to support cross-functional projects to completion including organizing, planning, scheduling and following up on project related items

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance. US Citizenship is a prerequisite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working on complex duties in a high-impact, time sensitive environment

  • Working knowledge of HRIS platforms and technology, with preferred applications experience in Workday and Saba Learning Exchange (LX)

  • Advanced problem-solving skills and the ability to be flexible and adjust direction when needed

  • Leadership coaching skills and knowledge of human and adult learning principles a plus

  • Experience in proactive HR assessment, diagnosis and solutioning of business challenges

  • Ability to navigate cultural and business nuances/sensitivities to promote top performance, employee engagement and inclusion

  • Current Secret security clearance. US Citizenship is a prerequisite

Salary Range: $109,900 - $164,900

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.