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Northrop Grumman Manager Media Services 3 in Palmdale, California

Manager of Creative Operations, reporting to the Communications Director, Air Dominance Division and the Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems - Communications organization is seeking a Manager of Creative Operations, reporting to the Communications Director, Air Dominance Division (AD) and the Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence (PAI CoE).

This individual will lead the Creative Operations Integrated Project Team (IPT) for programs and the Restricted Air Program Communications IPT at the Aircraft Center of Excellence in Palmdale, CA and multiple sites in the U.S.

In this role, the selected candidate will be expected to:

  • Provide leadership and direction to Creative Operations Team members at the Palmdale site

  • Oversee and manage video production, photography, graphic design, animation, presentations, live event support, publications, proposals, reports and print services to the Palmdale site, IPT and Air Dominance programs

  • Collaborate with peers across the Creative Operations and Communications Management teams to include participation in respective communities of practice

  • Manage employee performance (including engagement strategies for higher performers and corrective actions for lower performers)

  • Remain abreast of state-of-the-art and emerging technologies in graphic design, animation, live events and other creative media tools and disciplines supported at the sites

  • Operate within the defined indirect budget, utilizing the Communications Management System to monitor budgets and oversee on-site program budgets for both Contract and Service Level Agreements

  • Ensure strict adherence to operational security requirements


Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree, preferably in Marketing, Communications, Business or other liberal arts field

  • At least 7 years of experience in communications, media, marketing and/or advertising

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

  • Experience leading or managing a team

  • Budget management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent collaboration, communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, as well as the ability to effectively interface with and influence all levels of management

  • Experience leading and mentoring individuals in their professional development

  • Strong strategic thinking, interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Ability to support and enhance strong communications standards, workflows and branding guidelines

  • Excellent project and team management skills

  • Inquisitive, disciplined, intelligent, confident and flexible.

  • Affinity for developing relationships with high level officials and/or industry leaders.

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 : Communications