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Senior Associate, Procurement

Cincinnati, Ohio

Job ID 11006
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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.

About L3Harris Technologies:

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.

L3Harris Defense Electronic Systems (DES), a division of L3Harris, provides precision electronic components, subsystems, and systems for the DOD and international allies.  L3Harris DES specializes in the design and manufacture of fuzes, ignition safety devices, proximity sensors, GPS navigation systems, aerospace status indicators, and range and test solutions.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, L3Harris DES’ primary manufacturing facility was specifically designed and constructed for the manufacture of fuzing and ordnance systems and precision electronic components.  L3Harris is a partner you can count on to deliver quality products and solve your toughest technical challenges.  The Cincinnati location has flexible manufacturing - capable of manufacturing a variety of products from large scale down to individual production units for development efforts, dual identical modern Surface Mount Technology (SMT) assembly lines for automated electronic manufacture, and on-site inspection and test capabilities to perform all required environmental conditioning test procedures. We offer competitive benefits, an alternative 4/10 work schedule, and the opportunity to work with a talented and diverse group of professionals.

Job Description:

The Buyer sources and purchases mechanical and electro-mechanical parts, machinery, equipment, tools, raw material and packaging materials from manufacturers necessary for operation of an organization.

Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives. Compiles information to keep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes. Confers with suppliers and analyzes suppliers' operations to determine factors that affect prices and determines lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules. Reviews proposals, negotiates prices, selects or recommends suppliers, places orders, analyzes trends, follows up orders placed, verifies delivery, approves payment and maintains necessary records.  Prepares bid packages.

Essential Functions:

  • Placing Purchase Orders
  • Handling Invoice Issues
  • Working closely with suppliers
  • Negotiation Skills


  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience OR Graduate Degree or equivalent with 0 to 2 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 6 years of prior related experience.
  • Three years or more experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Three years or more experience in negotiations
  • Three years or more experience in the procurement of mechanical and electro-mechanical commodities. 
  • Three years or more experience in the field and will represent the organization as the prime contact on a project or program.
  • Three years or more experience in a real time MRP environment.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be eligible to obtain a Security clearance.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Procurement experience with DoD and Government Contracts.

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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