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Subcontracts Manager

Crawley, United Kingdom

Job ID 11131
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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: Subcontracts Manager

Job ID: 11131

Job Location: UK – Crawley – West Sussex

Please note that onsite working will be expected for at least 4 days per week.

About this opportunity and L3Harris UK

From 12 UK sites, our team of over 1,400 people deliver unique capabilities across air, land, sea, space and cyber for military, security and commercial customers, worldwide.

L3Harris in Crawley specialise in technology and systems to enable quality pilot training from distance learning systems applications and maintenance solutions to training devices and full flight simulators, our technology covers the complete training spectrum.

In the position of Lead, Strategic Subcontracts you will be responsible for the total supplier agreement lifecycle for a large and growing business unit within the Commercial Aviation Solutions business. Working with stakeholders to identify risk gaps, working with suppliers in the negotiation and management of supplier agreements, and working with management to establish and conquer strategic objectives – this position will play a pivotal role in the strategic posture of the supply chain organization.

A few of our employee benefits are:

  • 25 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), increasing with long service and with the opportunity to buy/sell up to 5 days
  • Private medical insurance with optional family cover
  • Pension scheme of up to 7% employer contribution
  • Life Assurance 4x salary (flexible up to 10x)
  • Group income protection
  • Flexible opt-in extras such as a health care cash plan, dental insurance, gym membership, critical illness cover and cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance program providing mental health and wellbeing support

Essential Functions:

  • Leading and managing the Cradle-to-Grave Subcontract Management process supporting the Commercial Aviation Solutions business.
  • Leading the Pre-Award phase, from Strategy development to Term and Condition negotiations working hand-in-hand with various stakeholders within the business
  • Leading the execution phase of a subcontract: definitize & award the agreement, actively perform change and risk management, monitor the need for REI’s, and ensure the close-out subcontracts in a timely manner.
  • Managing various types of agreements across the UK, USA and internationally.
  • Analyzing and summarizing data to provide timely and accurate subcontract status to Management.
  • Applying ingenuity and innovation to develop solutions to complex agreement problems.
  • Collaborating with the internal stakeholders to better understand the business and gain ability to optimize agreements
  • Initiating risk mitigation strategies related to the performance and pricing of Long Term Strategic Agreements
  • Working independently with little to no in-person supervision.
  • Ability to travel in order to meet face-to-face with to negotiate agreements and engage with suppliers as a part of the Subcontract management process (<20%)


• Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 9 years of subcontracts/contracts/supply chain related experience, OR Graduate degree with a minimum of 7 years of subcontracts/contracts/supply chain related experience

Preferred Skills:

  • Self-starter with a knack for working independently on complex tasks
  • Significant Experience Negotiating and Managing Supplier Agreements in support of Commercial Customers within the UK
  • Ability to work cross-functionally in a complex and fast paced organization
  • Strong business acumen and problem solving ability
  • Strong interpersonal and planning skills to lead change through influencing abilities.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • NCMA certification a plus

Please note applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment must meet the requirement of right to work in the UK.

As an equal opportunities employer, L3Harris is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join L3Harris.

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