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Lead Program Manager

Bristol, Pennsylvania; Rochester, New York; Clifton, New Jersey; Wilmington, Massachusetts; Palm Bay, Florida; Melbourne, Florida; Malabar, Florida; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Los Angeles, California; San Diego, California

Job ID SAS20231001-95570
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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.

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  • Level: Experienced
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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


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.


Job Title: Lead Program Manager

Job Code: SAS20231001-95570

Job Location: San Diego, CA / Van Nuys, CA / Colorado Springs, CO / Palm Bay, FL / Wilmington, MA / Clifton, NJ / Rochester, NY / Bristol, PA

Job Description:

The Program Management Excellence Organization (PMX) for the Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) Segment is seeking a Lead Program Manager to act as a Proposal and Negotiation Subject Matter Expert (SME) within the Offer Management team. The candidate will report to the Director of Program Management and serve as the lead for strategic proposal development and positioning, conduct independent proposal assessments, and coordinate adherence to proposal schedules and submission with the pursuit team. Additionally, the candidate will incorporate offer management initiatives designed to improve the measurement and optimization of work processes during proposal development to establish proposal credibility and support business reviews. Examples include negotiation model, proposal risk assessment, and predictive cost modeling. The individual will also be responsible for all related training, methodologies, and processes and policy compliance.

Essential Functions:

• Subject Matter Expert with comprehensive knowledge of multiple job areas tied to business acquisition and proposal development
• Communicate within and outside of the organization to explain and influence changes to practices, processes, and approaches
• Proficient on assessing competitive proposals in the areas of financial strategy, bid approach/innovations, BOE credibility, and determining what is the price?
• Site-level business acquisition support and driving towards the transition from the proposal offer, through negotiations as an input to program planning upon program award
• Lead the effort to compile cost, schedule, and technical elements in the development of proposals in accordance with request for proposal (RFP) specifications
• Support deployment and incorporation of new processes and program management initiatives
• Provide input into new systems and processes and implement operational plans that have measurable impact on business results
• Cross-Functional collaboration and trade studies around Segment tools, processes, and policy related to offer management
• Travel to and/or deliverance of presentations to executive, remote, and unfamiliar audiences
• Develop, validate, maintain, and enhance enterprise-wide methodologies, processes, tools, and policies


• Bachelors degree with a minimum of 9 years of experience; Or, Masters degree and and 7 years of experience
• Prior lead/leadership experience
• In-depth knowledge of the proposal and program management function, policy, and process in a Department of Defense (DoD) environment
• Ability to develop broad, cooperative relationships with other functions and individuals, even when having no direct authority over them
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Additional Skills:

• Working knowledge of the SAS command media
• Intermediate to advanced computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite of products
• Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
• Certified Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt, Black Belt, or Master Black Belt
• Demonstrated experience in independently managing projects through completion with broad, positive impact

In compliance with pay transparency requirements, the salary range for this role is $120,000 - $223,000. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. L3Harris also offers a variety of benefits, including health and disability insurance, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and company-paid holidays. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

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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