Human Resources Business Partner 3Mclean, VA

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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman Space Systems has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems has an opportunity to join the Human Resources team as a Principal Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP). This individual will provide HR consultation, subject matter expertise and partnership to the Space Systems sector leadership. We are seeking a proactive HR professional who is capable of building sound business relationships, implementing HR strategy in support of the overall business strategy, while contributing to the financial and operating objectives of the division. This role will offer a wide variety of HR Business Partner challenges in an environment that offers mentoring and encourages and provides a platform for HR growth and development.

The selected candidate will partner with the business to develop and implement solutions and deliver exceptional HR support in a challenging and dynamic business environment. The HR Business Partner will achieve results and address challenges, take ownership of projects, demonstrate self-directed learning, and provide and accept continuous feedback in a supportive work environment. This position is located in McLean VA.

Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serving as the business partner and consultant to internal customers, including: organizational and staff development, performance management, employee relations, compensation, and reward and recognition.

  • Diagnosing organizational needs and developing practical, creative and/or innovative solutions to increase team and organizational performance and advance the business strategy. Ensuring solutions are effectively implemented and sustained.

  • Organizing, prioritizing, planning, scheduling, and executing Sector/Corporate HR projects/initiatives.

Additional responsibilities/duties include:

  • Supporting bench talent reviews; consulting with leadership to define meaningful development experiences for identified critical talent. Coaching leadership on creating employee individual development plans (IDPs), sharing Northrop Grumman developmental resources available, and partnering with sector leadership to solicit cohort program and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) nominations.

  • Analyzing and presenting employee survey data/key themes to sector leadership and partnering with sector leadership to identify actions that address employee survey priorities and drive change. Advocating inclusion and engagement in driving performance.

  • Collaborating with the Talent Acquisition organization on forecasting resource needs and ensuring a strong talent pipeline. Providing candidate assessment through participation in select key position(s) interview(s). Partnering with hiring managers and Talent Acquisition to improve timeliness of talent acquisition process, when escalation required by recruiter.

  • Consulting with sector leadership on delivering continuous performance and development feedback, which includes throughout the year, mid-year, and year-end evaluations. Consulting leadership on development and execution of an integrated approach and strategy on performance improvement (performance coaching, employee discussions, disciplinary actions).

  • Training sector leadership and consulting on performance ratings and compensation input. Supporting preparation for and facilitation of performance alignment sessions and "total rewards" sessions with sector leadership.

  • Coaching sector leadership on effectively responding to employee relations concerns. Advising sector leadership on managing employee and management performance and conduct. Performing investigations and partnering with sector leadership, ER Center of Excellence (COE), Legal, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Training sector leadership on performance and conducting process, tools, and approaches. Interpreting/guiding employees and leaders on HR policies and procedures.

  • Reviewing out of cycle promotions and salary adjustments. Conducting compensation analyses and comparisons and consult with sector leadership with regards to recommendations for promotions, adjustments, leveling, offers and incentives.

  • Providing HR policy guidance and interpretation. Familiar with Federal and State laws; ability to develop and monitor good faith efforts to provide ensure a diverse workforce.

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 HR, Psychology, Labor Relations, Business or related field with 6+ years of strong progressive HR Generalist experience including experience implementing HR programs and processes preferably in a manufacturing and / or engineering environment - OR - a Master's degree with 4+ years of the required experience.

  • Experience delivering results, adaptability for change, demonstrating customer focus, and taking initiative to continuously learn.

  • Strong consulting skills; ability to analyze data to define the root cause, designing practical, creative and/or innovative solutions, and ensuring solutions are effectively implemented.

  • Experience in project management, prioritization, continuous improvement and process improvement thought process.

  • Demonstrated ability performing complex professional tasks and managing multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis in establishing strong relationships and influencing others.

  • Proven track record building collaborative partnerships as the basis for being able to influence direction and driving change.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PHR (SHRM-CP) or SPHR (SHRM-SCP) certification.

  • Experience in a Manufacturing/Engineering environment.

  • Experience in a matrix organization with a large customer group (500-1000).

Salary Range: $88,700 - $133,100

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.