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Northrop Grumman Mgr Public Relations 2 in Palmdale, California

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.

As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be.

As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation. If this sounds like a culture you would like to be a part of we want to hear from you.


We are seeking an experienced Civic and Public Affairs, Communications Manager adept at working effectively across varying internal and external organizations, departments and business lines. Proven experience in setting strategy aligned to business objectives, delivering compelling narratives across multiple channels and cultivating strategic external partnerships, are key to this role leading the Civic and Public Affairs organization for Northrop Grumman's Aeronautics Systems sector. This full-time position is located in California and reports to the director of Media & Public Relations.

In this role, the manager will be responsible for engaging with a range of civic and public affairs audiences, key suppliers and government public affairs officers. The selected candidate will be expected to effectively shape, craft and help the stakeholders deliver messages that speak to the value of Northrop Grumman - our systems, our people and our innovation - resulting in a positive impression of the company and our ability to perform.

The successful candidate also requires exceptional expertise in communications, strong leadership skills, is a big-picture thinker with the ability to "join-the-dots" across disparate lines of information.

Core responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain relationships with local government offices, civic and community agencies, local and regional business chambers as well as regional Economic Development Council organizations across target U.S. markets

  • Serve as the Aeronautics Systems civic and public affairs focal point and Community of Practice communications lead and advisor

  • Manage and lead team of public release of information experts

  • Compile, track and share public release monthly metrics and insights

  • Establish and maintain an internal training program on public release processes and contracted government obligations

  • Responsible for leading all civic and public affairs policy and process standards, training, and maintenance of command media for the communications function in the Aeronautics Systems business

  • Demonstrated expertise collaborating across other functional organizations (Human Resources, Government Relations, Corporate Citizenship) to ensure consistent and integrated messaging

  • Partner with the Global Supply Chain communications focal point on external supplier communications and processes, to drive measurable outcomes for the business

  • Partner with the Brand Experience team on civic sponsorship priorities as part of delivering and executing a strategic and integrated communications plan


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in the discipline of Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Government Relations or Business, in addition to 7 years of related experience in communications, government and/or in the aerospace or technology industries, or 5 years with a Masters Degree.

  • Experience developing and implementing strategic communications and affairs strategies.

  • Proven expertise and skill working with senior leadership, providing advice and counsel

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, organizational, grammar, and editorial skills

  • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 15-20% of the time)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge, intellect and temperament to work effectively in a fast-paced and decentralized environment

  • Strong sense for the development of a narrative and storytelling to illustrate points that connect with intended audiences

  • Experience or background working in civic and public affairs roles locally, regionally or nationally

  • Inquisitive, disciplined, intelligent, confident and flexible

  • Ability to develop, collaborate and nurture relationships

  • Ability to secure a clearance desired

  • Proven ability to convey complex information in a succinct and compelling manner to differentiate the brand

  • Extensive experience with balancing a diverse workload in order to meet changing and competing requirements

  • Advanced skills using MS Office products (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Adobe Pro)

  • Ability to obtain an DoD clearance

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