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Director, Program Management

Clifton, New Jersey; Los Angeles, California

Job ID SAS20220809-90178
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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
  • Location: On Site
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  • 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: Director, Program Management

Job Code: SAS20220809-90178

Job Location: Clifton, NJ OR Van Nuys, CA

Job Description:

L3Harris Technologies is seeking a highly motivated and innovative Director of Program Management. In this leadership role the individual will be responsible for overall program management and is accountable for program execution, customer satisfaction, and financial performance. This position will have a direct interface with customers, suppliers, and stakeholder leadership. The role includes responsibility for guiding L3Harris’ employees in their work and influencing them to deliver their best and to act within the L3Harris corporate values. The position can be located in Clifton, NJ OR Van Nuys, CA.

Key Responsibilities Include:

• Managing a portfolio of complex programs, managing several direct reports and the various programs they are managing, succession planning, performance management, and coaching and mentoring
• High-level relationship management
• Ensuring customer satisfaction, maintaining customer communication, and providing overall management of the customer relationship
• Managing the cost, schedule, and technical performance requirements of multiple programs through all phases from inception to completion
• Directing the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets, and financial terms/conditions of contracts
• Ensuring that all resources such as engineering, manpower, production, and facilities are available to support the program
• Participating in defining program parameters or guiding internal research and development efforts
• Working with customers to determine needs, requirements, and new business opportunities
• Directing the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, manufacturing, and administrative areas.
• Solving highly complex problems with significant business impact
• Interacting internally with management and customers on significant business matters
• Developing, managing, tracking, and reporting financial forecasts
• Participating in the overall marketing strategies and business planning in support of L3Harris initiatives and strategic corporate business pursuits
• As required, the candidate will lead and support planning for and involvement in applicable trade shows
• Providing/reinforcing the credibility and commitment of L3Harris at appropriate executive levels within the customer community
• Organizing and coordinating customer visits and participating in appropriate symposiums and trade shows
• Understanding customer procurement processes and government funding approval
• Making effective decisions regarding the profitability and achievability of pursuits
• Occasional travel required


Active Secret Clearance, with eligibility for higher level accesses
• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, or technical field with a minimum of 15 years of prior related experience; Or, Graduate Degree with a minimum of 13 years of prior related experience
• Experience managing programs within a DOD or Aerospace environment
• Solid technical background and strong financial skills
• Previous Earned Value Management System experience
• Experience leading teams and working with other teams, business units, and customers
• Experience with customer and stakeholder communication
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
• Excellent oral, written, negotiation, and presentation skills
• Previous experience managing government contracts

Preferred Additional Skills:

• Previous Electronic Warfare experience highly desired
• PMP or equivalent highly desired

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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