Human Resources Business Partner 2/3

The Human Resources (HR) team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a candidate to join a growing community of committed HR professionals in the Redondo Beach, CA facility. Our HR community is composed of incredible people with different abilities, diverse thinking and varied backgrounds who find professional fulfillment in understanding and advocating for employees, supporting the coaching and development of the management team, and solving organizational challenges through our partnership with business leadership. The selected candidate will be welcomed into a team aligned to support a diverse employee workforce of varying levels, both exempt and non-exempt, in fields of Engineering, Manufacturing, Program Management, Business, Finance and Supply Chain.

The incumbent will be the focal point to consult on and assist in the implementation of HR strategy, programs and policies across multiple client groups; including talent acquisition, new employee onboarding, performance management, employee relations, compensation, reward and recognition, employee engagement and retention initiatives, succession planning, organization and staff development, leadership/bench strength development, staffing, EEO and other areas within the HR body of knowledge. The implementation of these programs will be through proficient leadership and project management skills and close collaboration with HR subject matter experts. In addition, the selected candidate will be responsible for project management of HR projects, and must demonstrate the ability to plan, organize, implement, and close multiple projects simultaneously on various topics within HR work streams.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate leadership and relationship building skills, a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business. Skillful verbal and written communication talents are required and the ideal candidate will have prior success building or enhancing a collaborative, supportive and understanding work environment. The incumbent will have an understanding of how to successful navigate in a matrix organization and proactively identify information and resources to resolve various inquiries and situations. The successful candidate will demonstrate how they have supported their prior teams through organization, self-motivation and task ownership skills, with the ability to accomplish complex duties in a high-impact, fast-paced, and time sensitive environment.
Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Establish intimate understanding of the business, build and expand relationships with client leadership teams, and create close partnerships across HR, centers of excellence (COE's), finance, and P&L organizations
Support and partner with HR colleagues in operations, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, employee relations, diversity and inclusion and organizational effectiveness to support talent strategies
Identify trends, risks, and opportunities within the organization and develop solutions in partnership with division and matrix leadership, COE and regional/division HR business leadership
Advise leadership on new ideas and winning practices in the areas of talent acquisition, assessment, development, compensation, organizational effectiveness, strategy, on-boarding, employee engagement and retention, change management and communications
Analyze and concisely present information to the management team to enable business growth and sound decision making
Provide business insight through data analysis, research and benchmarking
Play a key change leadership role in the company's transformation by reinforcing a culture of growth, innovation and calculated risk taking through the application of human capital strategy, tools and processes
Partner with business leaders to on leadership development to build leadership depth to support the succession planning process
Support and enable leaders to make informed decisions about talent and to hold their organizations accountable for business results

This position requires extensive senior leadership contact and the ideal candidate with possess a track record of leadership and decision making skills with the ability to realize results in an environment of ambiguity. The incumbent must have cross-cultural awareness and communication skills to be able to effectively interact with a geographically disbursed senior leadership team.
Candidate may be required to travel up to 10% of time for domestic and international business, sometimes with short notice.

May be filled at either a Level 2 or a Level 3. Scroll down for requirements for both levels.

Basic Qualifications:
Basic Qualifications (Level 2):

  • Bachelor's degree required plus a minimum of 3 years of experience in HR or related field
  • An understanding employment law and working knowledge of HR policies and practices
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence others
  • Proficient in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional projects to completion, ability to organize, prioritize, plan, schedule, and follow up on concurrent tasks and elevating issues or obtaining additional resources when necessary
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to be flexible and change directions when needed
  • Ability to work independently and make independent decisions, ensuring high levels of collaboration with stakeholders and subject matter experts

Basic Qualifications (Level 3)
  • Bachelor's degree required plus a minimum of 6 years of experience in HR or related field; 4 years with a Master's degree
  • Demonstrated knowledge of employment law and working knowledge of HR policies and practices
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence others
  • Proficient in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional projects to completion, ability to organize, prioritize, plan, schedule, and follow up on concurrent tasks and elevating issues or obtaining additional resources when necessary
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to be flexible and change directions when needed
  • Ability to work independently and make independent decisions, ensuring high levels of collaboration with stakeholders and subject matter experts

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 and diagnosis of business challenges and ability to craft effective solutions
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.${descr2}${descr3}


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