Executive Assistant to VP Palmdale, 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for an Executive Assistant to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This opportunity will be located in Palmdale.

This position will be reporting to Vice President and provides a broad range of administrative support, requiring excellent organization and multi-tasking capabilities, as well as the ability to interact confidentially with all levels of leadership. The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, diverse assignments, and a collaborative/team setting.

This position supports the B-21 Raider, the world's first sixth-generation aircraft. Find out more here .

Keys to success include:

  • Working well under pressure

  • Ability to solve problems independently

  • Completing requirements in a fast-paced, multifaceted environment

  • Proactive mindset, self-motivated, well organized, and detail oriented

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Roles and responsibilities of the Executive Assistant will include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Providing administrative support to the program leadership as assigned

  • Collecting and preparing information for use in discussions/meetings of executive staff and external customers

  • Analyzing data to determine root cause of complex problems and to identify solutions.

  • Facilitating program meetings, executive meetings, customer visits, and other events

  • Arranging executive level travel arrangements to include reservation of the company plane.

  • Demonstrating a wide and comprehensive acquaintance with, and understanding of, both general and specific aspects of the job and their practical application to complex problems and situations ordinarily encountered at the executive level.

  • Operating independently to meet the requirements of the leadership team and offering expertise to assist other functions within organization.

  • Report generation and compilation

  • Handling details of a highly confidential and critical nature

  • Making high level contacts of a sensitive nature both within and outside of the company

  • Exercising strong judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED and a minimum of 8 years' experience to include Executive Assistant experience.

  • Advanced experience in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, and SharePoint)

  • Demonstrated ability to interface with executive level contacts (internal and external)

  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently coordinate Outlook calendar, meetings, and other events/activities

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance (last investigation completed within the last 6 years) as well as ability to obtain Special Program Access.

  • Ability to travel up to 25%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or associate's degree

  • Familiarity with Northrop Grumman's systems (SAP, Concur, Facilities requests, IBUY, etc.)

  • Knowledge of NGC resources, policies, and procedures

  • Advanced experience with Concur (or similar) travel and expense reporting system

  • Special Program access

  • Active Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $74,900 - $124,800

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.

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 most positions.