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Northrop Grumman Organizational Effectiveness Manager- Early Career Development in Dulles, Virginia

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Northrop Grumman's Space Systems is seeking an Org Effectiveness Manager 2 to join the Organization Effectiveness (OE) team to lead our Early Career talent initiatives:

  • Develop and execute the strategy for our Pathways Rotations program to engage and develop our Pathways participants through their first-three year rotations and promote a career mindset that engages this talent beyond the program

  • Define and deliver a development approach for our early career and critical talent in partnership with the engineering, technology and HR leaders across the sector to assess, develop and retain our critical technical needs

  • Assess human capital priorities for our early career and technical talent and develop programs that can scale across the sector to meet future growth demand with ready, diverse talent

This position reports to the Director, Organization Effectiveness in Space Systems and may be located in Dulles, VA or Redondo Beach, CA .

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Establish and execute a Space Systems early career development strategy

  • Partner with division and functional stakeholders to understand current and future development needs, and identify gaps in offerings then implement plans to close those gaps

  • Leverage programs at the enterprise and in other sectors to build development approaches for Space

  • In partnership with CTO and HR Business Leaders/Partners, support technical talent strategies in support of furthering our technical capabilities

  • Evaluate offering effectiveness, by demonstrating clear business outcomes to ensure offerings provide measurable value to the organization; this includes defining success criteria up front and identifying/collecting critical metrics and associated leading measures

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Basic Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree and at least 10 years of experience in employee development, early career talent initiatives, or closely related experience; OR a master's degree and at least 8 years of employee development, early career talent initiatives, or closely releated experience

  • A track record of demonstrating creativity and thought leadership

  • Demonstrated success managing complex and competing organizational priorities

  • Ability to navigate ambiguous situations and proactively adapt to shifting priorities

  • Demonstrated success leading organization initiatives within cost and schedule and meeting/exceeding client expectations

  • Possess strong people-leadership skills with an ability to: help employees connect their efforts to the bigger picture, create an inclusive work environment characterized by mutual respect and the valuing of differences, and build a culture that balances caring, empowerment and accountability, and motivates employees to their highest levels of performance.

  • Outstanding organizational, project management, and interpersonal skills, including relationship building and collaboration with multiple stakeholders

  • Must have strong relationship building skills; proven track record of building collaborative partnerships as the basis for being able to influence direction and drive change

  • Possess exceptional consultative skills that combine thought leadership, influential communication, and strategic problem solving to design and drive talent development results

  • Occasional travel, post-Covid to support business priorities and program execution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Organizational Development, Human Resources, or related field

  • Experience working with highly skilled technical talent

  • Experience with project management methodologies

  • Experience with learning & development methodologies / instructional design

  • Experience briefing senior leaders

  • Strong business acumen, including value proposition development, metrics/measurement, and tradeoff analysis

  • Demonstrated success translating HR, OE and OD concepts and tools to business solutions and outcomes for sustainable business differentiation in the marketplace

  • Comfortable challenging the status quo. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Confident executive presence

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 : Human Resources