• Sr Subcontracts Specialist

    L3Harris Ashburn, VA 20147

    Job #2318220568

  • Description:

    Job Title: Sr Specialist, Subcontracts Job ID: IMS~~~7 Job Location: Ashburn, VA

    Job Description: As a Subcontracts Specialist, with close coordination with program personnel, you will be responsible for program subcontracting activities crucial to program success. Applying a firm knowledge of procurement, project management, and legal procedures, policies and regulation, the Subcontracts Specialist aims to maintain or improve cost, schedule, and quality; and improve profitability of their assigned programs.

    The Advanced Systems & Technologies (AS&T) division is a part of L3Harris' Agile Development Group and specializes in developing disruptive, next-generation technologies for advanced Unmanned Air Systems (UAS / UAV), advanced radar systems, next-generation weapon systems, and other RF sensor technologies using small company agility and big company experience.

    Essential Functions:

    • Develops and enhances relationships with suppliers; serves as the primary contact for both internal and external communications related to the program's major subcontracts and fosters a positive and mutually beneficial relationship with suppliers and their management.

    • Drafting and negotiating subcontracts, which may include engineering design and development subcontracts, material or production subcontracts, Intellectual Property purchase agreements, Intellectual Property License agreements, Proprietary Information Agreements, Teaming Agreements, etc.

    • Enforcing performance guarantees and remedies, where necessary, to maintain a high level of performance. Addresses quality and design concerns in collaboration with Quality Assurance, Program Engineering and/or Operations Engineering.

    • Interfacing, stimulating, coordinating, supporting and assessing the contribution from the other company functions in terms of information necessary to finalize and manage subcontracts (i.e. SOW's, Program Schedules. Business Strategy Plans, other).

    • Managing subcontracts by ensuring an adequate flow of information among the several company functions and the Subcontractors; and, promoting, monitoring and coordinating the resolution of action items necessary to the successful execution of the assigned subcontracts.

    • Monitoring financials associated with assigned subcontracts and assessing the health of the subcontracts throughout their life cycle, taking the necessary measures to make the subcontracts a success and identifying and managing the necessary corrective actions to resolve critical issues.

    • Actively works to support the development of new technologies and supplier capabilities. Initiates and supports supplier qualification when new sources are required.

    • Drives cost savings and quality improvement projects.

    • Review open invoices and insures timely two-way or three-way match requirements to keep all suppliers current.

    • Reduces procurement cost and improves responsiveness by analyzing supply chain and commodity trends, measuring and reporting results as well as enhancing established procedures.

    • Support program and company objectives/needs, and other duties as assigned.

    • Ability to work on-site (not remote)

    • Ability to obtain and maintain any additional clearances as required

    • Other duties as required.


    • U.S. Citizenship

    • Ability to obtain and maintain security clearance

    • 6+ years professional experience in any combination of subcontract management, purchasing, supply chain management, material management, project management, legal, or engineering; with a minimum of 3 years' experience in subcontract management.

    • Experience interacting with DCMA, DCAA, and other federal agencies.

    • Direct experience and compliance with Truth in Negotiation Act (PL-87-653).

    • Strong understanding of UCC, Terms & Conditions, financial analysis, and supplier risk mitigation.

    • Strong understanding of FARS/DFARS.

    • Firm understanding of procurement practices.

    • Experience negotiating and managing major subcontracts (= $2M) for cost, schedule, and quality.

    • Understands and clearly communicates design specifications to suppliers, including the ability to read and comprehend complex statement of work and specification documents, and drawings.

    • Familiarity with quality management systems, such as ISO or AS.

    • Experience working and interfacing with Suppliers, Manufacturing, Inventory Management, Quality, and Engineering.

    • Bachelor of Business Administration or equivalent

    • Proficient with Microsoft Office products

    Preferred Additional Skills:

    • Existing DoD clearance with current 6-year update

    • Comprehensive experience managing cost reimbursable (CR, CPFF, CPIF, CPAF, T&M, Labor Hour, etc.) type subcontracts.

    • Experience or education with a MRP system.

    • Experience with Deltek's Costpoint system.

    • Work experience in non-procurement role, such as engineering, operations tech, quality, program management.

    • Experience with Earned Value Management methodology and techniques (either managing subcontracts subject to EVM or participating in reporting for prime contracts subject to EVM).

    • Experience in managing subcontracts for development of subassemblies for incorporation into manufactured end items; direct interface with subcontractor to manage cost, schedule and quality

    • Professional certifications from ISM, APICS, NCMA, or other organization

    • Master of Business Administration

    • Excellent people skills to include collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment

    • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, & presentation)

    L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.