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Senior Principal, Project Management - Operations Management

Greenville, Texas

Job ID IMS20212809-70112
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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.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Experienced
  • Location: On Site
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Success Profile

What makes a successful Business and Operations team member at L3Harris?
Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • 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: Senior Principal, Project Management - Operations Management

Job Code: IMS20212809-70112

Job Location: Greenville, Texas

Job Description:

Perform liaison activities on behalf of Operations with the Program Office and Engineering. Provide Operations’ insight and planning activities for the RECON Business area.

Essential Functions:

Bid and Pursuit activity:

  • Coordinate Engineering business approach with Ops Estimating
  • Validate initial labor spread in LTS or IMS at time of bid for future manpower needs. Adjust at time of award and coordinate through Operations adjusting at the beginning of each program.
  • Review Ops bids and sign off on OGRR bid review package

Execution alignment:

  • Verify & monitor drawing tree is complete with valid release dates
  • Align dates with HDL Phase Plans
  • Coordinate Supply Chain and Manufacturing ability to support and adjust schedule disconnects across all three functional areas.
  • Provide SIOP reviews with both PMO, Finance and Ops
  • ID staffing concerns to Deputy and VP Operations
  • Review contract performance in LTS with PMO and OPS
  • Perform capacity analysis and provide PMO critical insight for program planning
  • Support all program start up reviews and and Manufacturing Readiness. Engage PMO, MPM, and Engineering early for Make/Buy opportunities


  • PMO, ENG, and OPS staff
  • Material Status for Programs (Blackout)
  • LTS, SIOP, OGRR, IPT, Critical A/C schedule programs
  • Capacity Planning and Hangar stack chart planning
  • PMO planning activities
  • Engage VP OPS early for critical path support and key events to ensure performance to requirements and customer satisfactions

Overall Summary:

  • Recognized as an external and internal expert and thought leader with deep and substantive technical expertise as well as advanced business knowledge and leadership capabilities.
  • Communicates with contacts inside and outside of the organization on matters of strategic importance to influence executive leadership on new concepts, practices, and approaches.
  • Establishes overall direction for new processes, systems, and solutions.
  • Recommends and implements strategies and develops operational plans/goals with direct impact to the achievement against functional strategies.

Nature of Supervision:

  • Work is guided by long-term objectives for the organization – typically two to three year goals.
  • Responsible for developing resource plans and programs for area of responsibility to ensure strategic objectives are achieved.

Communication and Influence:

  • Communicates within and outside of the organization, which includes major customers or vendors.
  • Works to influence others to accept team's view/practices and agree/accept new concepts, practices, and approaches.
  • Requires ability to influence senior leadership regarding matters of strategic importance to the function or organization.
  • Recognized as external and internal expert and thought leader with deep and substantive technical expertise as well as advanced business knowledge and leadership capabilities.

Innovation and Complexity:

  • Responsible for establishing the direction for new processes, systems, solutions, and products using significant conceptualization, reason, and interpretation. Solutions are innovative and often define best practice for the future.
  • Opportunities for problem solving and innovation are regularly complex, requiring broad-based consideration of variables that impact multiple areas of the organization.
  • Extensively analyzes implications of both near and long-term implications of solutions.

Organization Impact:

  • Owns and develops tactical and operational plans and goals for a business area or function.
  • Recommends and operationalizes strategies that have a direct impact on mid- to long-term function or business area achievements. Requires a high degree of responsibility for resources, and ability to influence business decisions made by leadership.
  • Recommends and implements new products, processes, policies, standards or operating plans in support of job function strategy.

Job Qualification Requirements:

Bachelor degree with a minimum of fifteen (15) years of applicable experience. A combination of education and experience may also be considered.

  • Significant Organization Management experience within the defense industry required.
  • Strong leadership and liaison experience required.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills required.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills.

Position requires an active DoD Secret Security Clearance and the ability to maintain the stated clearance, which requires U.S. Citizenship.

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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