Human Resources Director

  • El Segundo, CA
  • Full Time
  • Human Resources
  • Senior Manager/Supervisor

Company Overview:

Millennium Space Systems, A Boeing Company delivers affordable, high-performance space systems for exacting customers. At Millennium, you will be part of a close-knit team working on exciting technological problems. We work in an open environment where ideas are shared across all disciplines, and there are ample opportunities for advancement based on excellence. Superstars are welcome.

At Millennium, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

Job Description Summary:

This Director of Human Resources will lead a team providing Human Resource capabilities to Millennium Space Systems, a subsidiary of the Boeing company.

Millennium delivers high-quality small satellite prototype and constellations across all orbits for National Security Space and related missions to keep our nation safe and secure.  We are a curious, bold, and innovative work force that is part of something bigger than any one of us to make a difference in the space industry.  We strive for a world class work environment that provides an exciting, inspiring, and rewarding experience for our employees.  Be the one who takes us to the next level.

Specifically, this Leadership Team position will directly partner with CEO and the rest of the Leadership Team in support of the company’s mission success. This role leads and has responsibility for all aspects of HR to include total rewards, talent management (recruiting, career growth, and more), HR processes, policies and procedures and other activities to drive results and support, counsel and educate managers and employees on HR strategies, plans and issues. Develops and maintains relationships and partnerships with stakeholders, peers, partners and direct reports. Provides oversight and approval of HR approaches, products and processes and recommends courses of action to the CEO and Leadership Team. Manages, develops and motivates employees to include developing and contributing to workforce engagement activities.

The ideal candidate will utilize functional knowledge, models, and trade analysis to shape HR strategy, HR staff, and talent solutions.  The ideal candidate will partner with HR teammates to implement end-to-end HR processes and focus on continuous improvement.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Work with the CEO and Leadership Team to integrate and implement strategic priorities and to drive company-wide functional talent strategies.
  • Drive development and achievement of strategic organization and talent plans, reduce complexities and enhance the value of HR solutions
  • Serve as the Millennium Space Systems HR knowledge expert, consultant, and strategic adviser, working to drive HR goals and objectives from a consistent, company perspective
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to understand talent needs ensuring alignment, reducing redundancy and achieving results.  Provide regularly updates of key staffing metrics and progress to date.
  • Partner with the CEO and Leadership Team to develop and execute strategies and plans such as talent management, leadership development, workforce planning, organization optimization, performance and career development, and workforce development
  • Partner with  CEO and Leadership Team to develop and enhance culture and focus on diversity and inclusion priorities
  • Anticipate future HR trends and identify innovative opportunities and programs to drive HR strategy within the company strategy
  • Partner with the Boeing HR function to help lead the continuation of the functions transformation journey work while attracting, retaining, and developing the best team and talent
  • Compensation expertise to partner with the broader Compensation team, Finance, and business partners to effectively design, communicate, and assure that employees understand how they are being rewarded.
  • Partner with Labor Relations to provide leadership to internal management regarding Union Relations

Employer will not sponsor applicants for employment visa status.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • 5+ years of experience partnering and strategizing HR initiatives with senior leaders
  • Experience in leadership either formally or informally leading teams in a cross-functional environment

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • 10 years preferred of HR experience and a demonstrated progression in leadership
  • SPHR(CA) or equivalent professional certification
  • Previous Labor Relations experience
  • Experience managing and successfully leading HR strategy and process development and implementation across matrixes teams in a fast paced, agile company
  • Experience in cross-functional leadership, collaborative problem solving, building lasting relationships & proficiency in written and verbal communication
  • Strong builder of cross-functional relationships. Able to connect and to advise at senior levels within the business, thoughtfully challenging leadership when necessary
  • Experience designing and implementing innovations within a collaborative environment
  • Experience attracting, managing, and developing a high performing team
  • Experience leading Change Management initiatives
  • Experience developing and driving diversity strategies with leadership teams
  • Experience driving transformation and org design
  • Embraces a problem solving, innovative mindset, driving continuous improvement


Relocation assistance is available

Drug Free Workplace:

Millennium Space Systems is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies. 

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Benefits and Perks
Millennium Space Systems offers a very competitive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, and 401k plan.  Relocation assistance to Southern California can be provided.

Before applying, please note:
Millennium is DDTC-registered, ITAR-compliant Company. This position is located at a facility that requires special access. Applicants MUST be U.S. citizens and eligible for a security clearance. Additionally, applicants must be willing to apply for and maintain a security clearance. We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage veterans, disabled veterans and disabled individuals to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified.

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