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Continuous Improvement Manager

Alpharetta, Georgia

Job ID SAS20221409-90462
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Overview

Our Business and Operations team has an unwavering focus on our commitment to excellence in everything we do. They’re the backbone of our ability to deliver mission solutions with speed, innovation and flawless execution.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Experienced
  • Location: On Site
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What makes a successful Business and Operations team member at L3Harris?
Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Collaborative
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Influential
  • Organised
  • Strategic
  • Technical

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My favorite part of working for L3Harris is knowing that the parts that I procure go into products that help save lives.

Lizzie, Procurement Associate, Rochester, NY

L3Harris Work Perks

  • Health

    • Medical with a High Deductible and traditional PPO plan options, as well as, vision and a full array of supplemental health benefits
    • A doctors' service to help with referrals and second opinions for you, your family, and parents

  • Family

    • 4 weeks of paid parental leave for moms and dads
    • Fertility treatment
    • Subsidized backup childcare and eldercare
    • Adoption assistance - $5,000 per adoption/$15,000 per employee
    • Pet insurance

  • Well-Being

    • No cap to your PTO time (for exempt employees)
    • Dress for your day - wear what works for you at work
    • Legal plan for you, your family, and parents
    • Discount platform
    • 9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. employees, effective October 24, 2022.

Job Description

L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Description:

Job Title: Continuous Improvement Manager

Job Code: SAS20221409-90462

Job Location: Alpharetta, GA

Job Description:

Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) has an exciting opportunity for an e3 business operating system team member in our Alpharetta, GA operations. e3 provides a common language, processes, and metrics across the enterprise and includes regular reviews and performance metrics to drive continuous improvement. Every employee in every function and in every aspect of the organization uses e3 every day of the year as part of their job.

The SAS e3 team strives for operational excellence across all business and functional areas and processes by deploying Lean tools and/or Six Sigma principles. The e3 team plays an active role in driving accelerated operating and financial performance through continuous process improvement and execution of breakthrough strategies.

The selected candidate will work closely with assigned Sector e3 resources and enterprise organizations to manage the execution of strategic continuous improvement initiatives. This senior professional with strong knowledge of job area and broad knowledge of project management. Manages complex projects or processes with general oversight. Communicates within and outside of own function to gain cooperation on operational processes, practices, and procedures. Makes moderate to substantial improvements to systems and processes. Works to achievement of operational targets and strategic operating plans with direct impact on the departmental results.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with Sector, Manufacturing, Test, Quality, Supply Chain, Program Management and/or functional organizations / teams through L3Harris e3 strategy, lean continuous improvement strategy, associated projects, and kaizen events to achieve maximum effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity.
  • Works under general supervision.
  • May be responsible for entire projects or processes within job area.
  • May be responsible for providing guidance, coaching, and training to other employees within job area.
  • May manage projects at this level with responsibility for the delegation of work and the review of others' work product.
  • Work consists of making moderate to substantial improvement or enhancements to systems and processes to improve performance of job area.
  • Opportunities for problem solving and innovation are complex and may require comprehensive information gathering, analysis and investigation to understand the problem.
  • Works to achieve operational targets with direct impact on the departmental results.
  • Contributes to the completion of specific programs, projects, and assigned financial-key performance indicators.
  • Knowledge and application of lean/six sigma tools, principals, and problem-solving methodologies.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Communicates with contacts within and outside of own department and may occasionally have responsibility for communicating with parties external to the organization.
  • Explains and interprets processes and procedures to others within and outside the job area.
  • Explains, interprets, and gains cooperation on policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Work consists of making moderate enhancements or improvements to systems and processes to solve problems or improve effectiveness of job area.
  • Opportunities for problem solving and innovation are general and may require understanding of broader set of issues.

Qualifications:

  • Proficient knowledge in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma Green Belt and/or Black Belt certified.
  • Requires strong knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience. Typically viewed as having a specialty within discipline.
  • May have practical knowledge of project management.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 6 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Graduate Degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience.
  • Ability to obtain security clearance may be required.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Effective presentation and meeting skills is preferred.
  • Proficiency leading continuous improvement projects.
  • Experience in project management, analytical skills, financial and business acumen is preferred.
  • Ability to coach, provide guidance, training to associates.
  • Self-starter, action oriented, “can do” attitude, resourceful, and team focused.

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.


Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

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.

L3Harris Technologies is an E-Verify Employer. Please click here for the E-Verify Poster in English or Spanish. For information regarding your Right To Work, please click here for English or Spanish.

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