Head of HR Operations - 12 Month FTC

Northrop Grumman
21 Oct 2021
26 Oct 2021
Part Time
Contract Type
Requisition ID: R
Category: Human Resources
Location: Cheltenham - GLS, United Kingdom
Citizenship Required: United Kingdom Citizenship
Clearance Type: Security Check (SC)
Telecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this position
Travel Required: No
Positions Available: 1

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.

We are currently looking for a Head of HR Operations to take ownership of the successful delivery of HR operations and HR projects. The role ensures people, process and technology are utilised in the most effective manner, supporting the European Regional Strategy and overall HR people strategy, as determined by the Director, Human Resources.Key Responsibilities
Establish and maintain best in class core processes for recruitment, performance management, succession planning, administration, employee relations and HR systems maintenance any posts reporting to the post-holder
Enable the HR Business Partners and Leaders/Managers in the organisation to deliver HR excellence through the employee lifecycle from candidate attraction through exit
Formulation and management of HR Ops team budget
Ensure that the employee relations framework is established to manage all discipline, grievance, performance management, absence management and redundancy cases; develop and maintain fit-for-purpose ER model supporting the business to enable fair, prompt and effect implementation of policies
Accountable for the HR administration service
Ensure that all HR processes are in line with ISO accreditation, future requirements for certifications and accreditation and internal audit requirements
Ensure that HR metrics are established and delivered to the business to enable planning, understand organisational health and available for any required customer activity including bids and proposals
Ensure that the merit review cycle, bonus planning and LTI processes are implemented and adhered too, adapting for in-country amendments where required
Ensuring that all HR policies & procedures are implemented, updated and that managers are trained to comply and employees understand the content
Focus on continuous process improvement
Talent Acquisition
Manage the relationship between Northrop Grumman and the Outsourced Recruitment Company ensuring delivery of a highly effective service within and exceeding agreed KPI's and Service Level Objectives
Pro-actively manage the relationship with the supplier, engaging in review sessions and performance feedback
Ensure that the on-boarding process is effective for requirements
HR Operations
Responsible for ensuring that the service level objectives are agreed with the business and delivered
Oversee all HR operations activity in relation to transfers/MA/Divestment
HR Projects
Project management and coordination of large scale projects including corporate roll-outs such as entity consolidation, policy flow down and harmonisation programmes to support 1-NG strategy
Person SpecificationEssential Qualifications/Experience
CIPD full member
Evidenced success in end-to-end delivery of concurrent HR projects, supporting business leaders and the HR team through change
Leading teams in HR service delivery with a focus on customer excellence throughout the employee and organisational lifecycle
Proven track record of continuous improvement in policy and process design and development across the HR process spectrum
Experienced HRIS user with responsibility for reports and/or dashboarding
Working in complex matrix organisations across international regions
Experience of maintaining and managing a range of competitive benefits aligned with talent attraction and retention strategy
Commercial HR Generalist background, with experience in employee relations, reward, resourcing and professional development
Management of preferred external suppliers
Additional Information
Successful applicants must be eligible to hold and maintain UK Governement Security Clearance
Looking for flexibility? Speak to us at application stage about what may be possible.

Northrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.