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Senior Specialist, Procurement - Hybrid Schedule (Ashburn, VA)

Ashburn, Virginia

Job ID 11803
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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 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Job Title:  Senior Specialist, Procurement - Hybrid Schedule (Ashburn, VA)

Job Code:  11803

Job Location:  Ashburn, VA

Job Description:

Develop and maintain strategic alliances and partnerships that have already been established by the Purchasing organization. Perform negotiations, price analysis and order justifications. Streamline the order fulfillment process to ensure suppliers’ quality and delivery meet performance metrics. Conduct conference calls and establish strong lines of communications with assigned vendors. Understand the Company “Terms and Conditions”, especially the “Specification and Requirements” portion and flow down to the supply base. Immediately escalate any issues to a management and recommend a proper course of action. Make sure all procurements meet and are in compliance with L3Harris policies and procedures including signature authority. Ensure that the supplier is competent to perform service or manufacture product by assisting in performing a capabilities and risk assessment. Execute procurements for both development and production efforts.

The Agile Development Group (ADG) 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:

  • Responsible to procure and manage assigned commodities to enable L3 Harris production and development efforts. This includes purchase order issuance and maintenance, administration of engineering changes, costing and cost project administration and purchased material cost analysis.
  • Create PO package with all required documentation; i.e., Price Analysis, Justification Worksheet, Order acknowledgement, PPV, Excess, etc.
  • Lead supplier negotiations and the supplier selection process
  • Identify and implement cost reduction opportunities, as well as overall material cost control.
  • Manage supplier relationships of those commodities assigned, and assist in the development and implementation of supplier base strategies.
  • Resolving supplier base problems, including negotiations on Non-Conformances, invoicing, receipt discrepancy, terms and conditions, and service levels
  • Provide training, guidance and coaching Procurement Agents in non-supervisory role.
  • Assist with Proposal requests including running Price Models to determine material costs for a proposed project.
  • Provide guidance to the company on key events in the selected commodities that may affect the business plans of the company.
  • Seek out new suppliers, and new processes and keep the company abreast of these developments.
  • Maintain documentation control in compliance with FAR regulations and company procedures and policies.
  • Implement strategic goals as established by leadership and manage selected projects as assigned.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively on-site.
  • Ability to perform essential functions with limited oversight.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD security clearances as required.
  • Up to 10% travel may be required.
  • Other duties as required.


  • U.S. citizen in order to obtain a Secret Clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations, Supply Chain, or related field and minimum 6 years of prior relevant experience.  Graduate degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 10 years of prior related experience.
  • 4+ years of professional experience in purchasing within an MRP (ERP) driven manufacturing environment.
  • Proven professional history and experience involving procurement negotiations.
  • Experience in US Government /FAR buying environment is required.
  • Contract experience, including knowledge of terms and conditions, and other procurement agreement related experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of engineering documentation.
  • Working knowledge of procurement practices and processes.
  • Experience with metal fabrication procurement and supplier management.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • APICS CPIM or CSPC certifications, or equivalent experience
  • Working knowledge of ISO9000/AS9100 quality systems
  • Experience in Aerospace Industry
  • Experience with Cincom Control and Agile PDM
  • Outstanding work ethic and commitment to organizational success
  • Excellent people skills to include collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment.
  • Excellent analytical problem-solving skills and communication skills (written, verbal, & presentation)
  • Ability to read and explain an Engineering Statement of Work (SOW) to suppliers.

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.

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