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Senior Manager, Supply Chain Management (Fort Wayne, IN)

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Job ID 8585
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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: Senior Manager, Supply Chain Management

Job Code: 8585

Job Location: Fort Wayne, IN

Job Description:

  • Subject matter expert with knowledge of job area and in-depth knowledge of project management, with the ability to lead all aspects of the Supply Chain acquisition process from proposal stage through Program award and execution.
  • Analysis of markets and strategic sourcing to align with business goals.
  • Responsible for managing Business Unit cost, schedule, and technical performance, and ensuring L3Harris and Customer objectives are achieved, including on-time delivery, exceptional quality, and affordability with the ability to monitor & assess project issues and develop mechanisms & resolutions to meet goals.
  • Determines feasibility of material, components, specifications, or requirements and supports product development activities, including proposal support and engineering change impacts to supply chain.
  • Strong understanding of baseline centric execution and Change Management with the ability to review status of projects, budgets, forecasts, EVMS; prepare status reports.
  • Develop, maintain, and manage strategic relationships with suppliers to achieve Program, Customer and Corporate goals for sales, orders, and profit.
  • Strong ability to manage cross-functional relationships to integrate the supply chain team into program development and execution.
  • Lead, motivate, and develop a diverse team of Supply Chain Professionals at varying levels of experience.
  • Develop, drive, and execute supply chain transformation and improvement projects. Must have functional and operational experience in the Supply Chain Management and Operations domains who can understand, analyze, and define business requirements.  This individual must be able to use hands-on, cross-functional approaches to identify pain points and drive improvements.  Must have the passion, business and technical acumen and experience to drive best-in-class supply chain processes and efficiencies.
  • Responsible for staffing, recruiting, training, talent development, engagement & retention of employees
  • Negotiation expertise to include drafting and negotiating contract vehicles including Subcontracts, Letter Subcontracts, Teaming Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements and Sole Source Agreements
  • Establish & manage major contractual milestones, such as preliminary and critical reviews and other contractual schedule goals throughout the program, including analysis of supplier capacity and capabilities.  Will ensure supplier ability to supply parts with on-going adjustment of material flow for adequate line fill and inventory optimization.
  • Apply ingenuity and innovation to develop and implement solutions to complex problems and identify areas for supplier performance improvement and cost reduction.
  • Responsible for initiating corrective action measures when necessary.
  • Provide timely and accurate Supply Chain status appropriate to various levels of L3Harris Management and external customers.

Essential Functions:

  • Motivated self-starter well versed in the overall Supply Chain Process Flow and managing Business Unit performance in the areas of technical scope, schedule, and cost.
  • Apply expertise in managing complex subcontracts, including hardware, software, complex services subcontracts, and follow-on/production subcontracts.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with a wide array of professional levels and functions.
  • Lead, direct, and review the work of direct report(s) to maintain workflow and productivity and ensure weekly objectives are achieved.
  • Ability to work as an effective leader, while maintaining a “team” mentality in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Provide input on talent and performance management decisions for team.
  • Manage department and program budgets and support explanation of variances in monthly performance.
  • Ability to navigate FAR/DFARS regulations and internal procedures for compliance.
  • Support Small Business initiatives.
  • Ability to generate spending plans, payment forecasts, and variance reports.
  • Follow strategic direction set by Program and functional leadership.


  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 12 years of prior related experience, OR Graduate degree with a minimum of 10 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 16 years of prior related experience.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • TS/SCI and/or DoD Secret clearance preferred, but not required.
  • Experience in the following contract types: FFP, FPIF, T&M, Labor Hour, Cost-Plus (w/fixed-fee, incentive fee, or award fee)
  • Experience managing budgets and sales forecasting.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite of Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Lean Six Sigma experience.
  • Previous Leadership experience

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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