Northrop Grumman HR Business Partner 4 in Palmdale, California

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place you. We are looking for a Human Resources Business Partner 4 for our Aerospace Systems Sector based in Palmdale, California to support the Global Operations organization. The successful candidate will have the ability to create and maintain trusted relationship with customers and internal team members. They will have excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style and will thrive working in close partnership across multiple functional areas to achieve common goals.

Background and experience:

  • Strong technical competence across multiple disciplines:

  • Compensation

  • Staffing/Talent Acquisition

  • Leadership Development

  • Talent Management

  • Organization Design/Development

  • Employee Relations

  • Learning

  • Ability to execute HR initiatives

  • Problem solving skills

  • Deep change management and project management background; process orientation to HR work

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

  • Strong consulting skills; able to dissect the root cause or core problem to solve and bring appropriate solutions and resources to bear

  • Deep talent mindset coupled with practical experience in driving leader development and succession planning strategies/processes

  • Strong organization design and development experience; proven track record of being able to assess, diagnose and design creative and innovate organizational solutions

  • Strong analytical skills; able to translate business strategy into implications for workforce (hiring, shaping, etc.)

  • Seasoned executive coach

  • Strategic thinking sees the big picture and connects the dots; also dives into the details as necessary

Key Leadership Traits:

  • Unwavering ethics and values; trusted partner

  • Strong partner and team player; focused on organizational and team success

  • Never satisfied with status quo; always pushing for improvements and change

  • Excellent business acumen; focused on how HR processes and tools accelerate business results

  • Embraces ambiguity

  • Builds and develops great teams; strong people leader and manager

  • Solution-oriented; balances qualitative and quantitative measures


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required plus a minimum of 10 of experience in HR or related field, 8 years experience with a Master's degree

  • Ability to provide advanced consulting on and skillful application of HR principles, concepts, policies and practices to solve business challenges

  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence others. Proficient in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Ability to support the business and HR team with minimal task supervision, utilizing relationships to ensure alignment with organizational priorities and proactively sharing best practices for team learning and growth

  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional projects to completion including organizing, planning, scheduling and following up on all project related items

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree preferred in Business, Human Resource management, Organization Development, Industrial Organizational Psychology, or related field

  • Working knowledge of HRIS platforms and technology, with preferred applications experience in PeopleSoft/CHR, SAP, Taleo/Talent+ and Saba Learning Exchange (LX)

  • Advanced problem solving skills and the ability to be flexible and adjust direction when needed

  • Leadership consulting experience, coaching skills and knowledge of human and adult learning principles a plus

  • Experience in proactive HR assessment, diagnosis and solutioning of business challenges

  • Ability to navigate cultural and business nuances/sensitivities to promote top performance, employee engagement and inclusion

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.