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Northrop Grumman Principal Human Resource Business Partner in Palmdale, California

Human Resources


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.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage, and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.

The Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems Human Resources organization is seeking a Principal HR Business Partner to implement our human capital strategy supporting the Global Supply Chain organization. This position will be based in Palmdale, CA with required travel between the various sites.

The selected candidate will partner with business leaders to ensure a complete understanding of business needs and objectives and to resolve HR issues. In addition, the selected candidate will have opportunities to participate in and lead HR Business Partner strategic projects, utilizing the ability to plan, implement, and close multiple projects simultaneously on various topics within the HR body of knowledge.

The selected candidate must be able to work in partnership with client groups and HR peers across multiple sites. Primary responsibilities include serving as the business partner and consultant to internal client groups to help build organizational capability to meet sector and organizational strategic goals. The HR Business Partner will develop and implement value-added HR programs and initiatives, supporting all aspects of HR for assigned client groups including performance management, employee relations, compensation, rewards and recognition, succession planning, organizational and staff development, and change management. The selected candidate should have the proven ability to lead cross-functional projects to completion, including organizing, prioritizing, planning, scheduling, and following up on concurrent tasks, elevating issues and obtaining additional resources, when necessary.

Solid, broad-based human resources background, with an emphasis in touch labor and supply chain or manufacturing experience is preferred. Other areas of expertise include, change management, organization effectiveness, and leadership development; demonstrated ability to interface effectively at all levels of the organization and across multiple sites; effective interpersonal skills, influencing, consulting and negotiating skills, business savvy, strong problem solving, and systems skills required. The selected candidate will have excellent analytical, communication, and critical thinking skills, and the ability to function in high demand situations. This person has the ability to navigate cultural and business sensitivities within a large organization to drive performance, employee engagement, inclusion, and accountability.

Job Category : Human Resources