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Lead, Subcontracts (Hybrid - Clifton, NJ)

Clifton, New Jersey

Job ID 11977
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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: Lead, Subcontracts

Job Code: 11977

Job Location: Clifton, New Jersey (Hybrid)

Job Description:

The Subcontracts Lead is an essential member of the EW Subcontracts / Supply Chain Management team. The Subcontracts Lead is responsible for managing end-to-end lifecycle of subcontracts and is responsible for solicitations, fact finding, sourcing, documentation, negotiations, cost/price analysis, terms and conditions negotiations, and subcontract execution. The Subcontracts Lead will be the main point of contact between suppliers and the program teams and will provide all contractual direction. They will maintain and own key supplier and stakeholder relationships. The ideal individual will be recognized as an internal expert and thought leader in Supply Chain Subcontracted efforts and has broad experience across multiple job areas or through increasing responsibility. The individual will works under consulted direction to manage large, complex suppliers of strategic importance to the organization. The individual must be effective at communicating within and outside of the organization and has the ability to influence at all levels. The individual will help develop or champion process improvements as well as recommend tactics and strategies that will directly impact the achievement of business and functional results.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead subcontracted actions in support of assigned pursuits, proposals and/or programs (including but not limited to execution of Non-Disclosure Agreements, Teaming Agreements, Strategic Partnership development and Acquisition Strategy development)
  • Provide accurate and timely forecasting of subcontracted deliverables (data, hardware, milestones, etc.).
  • Report status of major subcontracts to internal leadership
  • Develop & manage key stakeholder relationships (both internal and external)
  • Lead all aspects of the Subcontract proposal process including requirements gathering and SOW generation, generation of Requests For Proposals, proposal evaluations, source selections, negotiations, file documentation, change management, invoice approvals, dispute resolution and subcontract close-out
  • Support strategic efforts that assist in meeting business goals and objectives.
  • Drive cost-savings initiatives and support streamlining of policies and procedures
  • Assist in training of junior members
  • Represents Subcontracts in program reviews (as required) and Supply Chain in supplier executive reviews
  • Drive supplier fact finding & source selection decisions
  • Lead supplier management on all assigned efforts. Responsible for the cost, schedule, quality, and risk management of assigned suppliers
  • Report status of major subcontracts to internal leadership
  • Perform Cost/Price Analysis, develop negotiation strategies, lead negotiations
  • Award and execute contracts and contract modifications.
  • Manage and communicate supplier scorecards to supplier executives
  • Drive supplier root cause and corrective action plans


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 13 years of prior related experience with 8+ years of supplier management experience in a defense environment
  • Strong experience managing major subcontracted efforts in support of government and non-government program(s)
  • Strong knowledge of FAR/DFARs
  • Experience negotiating price as well as terms & conditions
  • Experience with multiple subcontract types such as FFP, Cost-Plus type contracts, T&M, etc.
  • Willingness to travel (10-20% of the time anticipated)
  • Ability to obtain or has previously had a security clearance (Typically based on U.S. Citizenship)

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Ability to work independently or as a team
  • Advanced Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Ability to influence at all levels
  • Experience presenting to executive leadership
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Self starter; ability to work in ambiguous conditions
  • Strong contracting knowledge and experience
  • Experience with various program lifecycles (development, production, post-production)
  • Has an active clearance or has the ability to obtain a Secret clearance
  • Knowledge and experience with LEAN principles
  • Experience with L3Harris Systems, Policies & Procedures
  • PeopleSoft, Control (Cincom) experience
  • Experience in Lean & Six Sigma techniques and/or Green Belt certified
  • PMP Certified
  • Cost Account Management (CAM) certified with practical experience
  • Experience procuring microelectronics
  • Experienced in Proposal and Capture activities

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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