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Lead, Subcontracts

Camden, New Jersey

Job ID IMS20222909-91249
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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.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Experienced
  • Location: Hybrid
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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, Subcontracts

Location: Camden, NJ - this is a hybrid position so you must be local to the area to commute to the site

Job Description:

L3Harris is seeking a Lead Subcontracts as it continues to develop and establish a foothold in the rapidly growing market space for Maritime Integration. The Subcontract is an integral member of the cross-functional team, responsible for supporting Subcontract acquisition activities from the proposal stage through Program award and execution. The acquisition value stream includes requirements definition, sourcing, negotiation and definitization, acceptance and subcontract close-out.

  • Lead all aspects of the Subcontract acquisition process from proposal stage through Program award and execution. This acquisition process includes requirements definition, generation of Statements of Work, generation of Requests for Proposals, proposal evaluations, source selections, negotiations and definitization, file documentation, ensuring compliance to all internal and Government FAR/DFAR/DPAS/CPSR Procurement Regulations, change management, invoice approvals, dispute resolution and subcontract close-out.
  • Responsible for managing Subcontractor cost, schedule and technical performance, and ensuring that L3Harris and Customer objectives are achieved, including on-time delivery, exceptional quality, and affordability.
  • Establish major contractual milestones, such as preliminary and critical reviews and other schedule goals. Responsible for initiating corrective action measures when necessary.
  • Apply ingenuity and innovation to develop solutions to complex subcontract problems, identify areas for performance improvement, and cost reduction.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with cross-functional partners. ( i.e. Contracts, Program Management, Engineering, etc.)
  • Provide timely and accurate subcontract status to L3Harris Management.
  • Identify process improvements and facilitate implementation within department.
  • Accountable for effective planning of L3Harris Furnished Material (L3HFM) requirements, supplier evaluation and selection, placement of subcontracts for materials, services and equipment, and for the conduct of supplier relations resulting in successful support of business objectives.
  • Draft and negotiate contract vehicles including Subcontracts, Letter Subcontracts, and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Advances Subcontracts Team’s involvement in business activities - participate as a business advocate, evaluate and propose real-time solutions.
  • Communicates with contacts inside and outside of own department to explain and interpret operational processes, practices, and procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Motivated self-starter well versed in the Subcontracts Process Flow. Consults with leadership on matters of strategic program importance and is capable of successfully navigating tactical issues with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Works proactively and directly with Contracts function to identify risks and opportunities.
  • May perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas such as Contracts to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload. Domestic/International travel may be required up to 20% of the time, mostly via air.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with a wide array of professional levels and functions
  • Manage program budgets and explain variances in monthly performance. Additionally, Ability to generate spending plans, payment forecasts, and variance reports
  • Ability to navigate FAR/DFARS regulations and internal procedures for compliance; International experience (DCS/FMS)
  • Support Small Business Initiatives
  • Follow strategic direction set by Program and functional leadership
  • Ensure budget, sales forecast, and EVMS performance is met
  • Establishes and implements program plans in compliance with specifications, performance requirements, costs and schedules.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years of prior Contracts or Subcontracts experience in a Defense Prime environment or a Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience.
  • Experience writing, issuing and negotiating RFPs, NDAs, and subcontracts
  • Demonstrates attention to detail with strong organizational skills
  • Proactive negotiator

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience in managing various types of complex subcontracts, including hardware, software, complex services subcontracts, and follow-on/production subcontracts
  • Lean Six Sigma experience
  • Experience working in a matrixed organization
  • Secret clearance preferred, but not required
  • Experience as Cost Account Manager for Subcontracts managing budgets and sales forecasting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite of Products
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


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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