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Sr Specialist, Material Management

Hamilton, Ontario Job ID 116193
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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 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. and Canada employees, effective October 24, 2022.

Senior Specialist, Material Management


Hamilton, Ontario


As a subsidiary of L3Harris Technologies and within the Integrated Mission Systems Segment, the WESCAM division develops the most advanced optical sensor and targeting systems for global defense and military sectors, National Security, Search & Rescue and Airborne law enforcement agencies. From long-range covert surveillance missions to search and rescue operations, our MX-series systems, and the mission systems solutions they are a part of, produce stabilized high-magnification electro1-optical and infrared images from airborne, marine and ground based platforms, enabling our customers to see first and act first.

About the Role

The Senior Specialist, Material Management is the focal point for material availability analysis, reporting, and constraint resolution for their assigned product line(s) in support the Production Plan, On-Time Delivery to Customer Contract Dates, and On-Plan Revenue Recognition. Analysis of the material supply profile enables this role to articulate the impact that proposed or completed changes in demand and/or configuration will have on the organizations ability to execute production as planned. This role drives material availability resolution and risk mitigation through to closure by way of Procurement/Supply Chain engagement and by leveraging the SIOP process.

Tasks to be Accomplished

  • Lead material availability analysis, reporting, and provide clear to build dates for assigned product line(s)
  • Utilize available MRP data and pegging reports to assess material shortages and identify opportunities to advance production builds where material availability will support
  • Analyze proposed build plan changes and engage Procurement to establish material availability projections
  • Participate in the SIOP process, providing build plan change request feedback and material availability status
  • Understand and convey the impact of build plan changes, including Forecast to Contract conversion, on material availability and contribute to establishing business impact expectations and risk mitigation strategies
  • Initiate action with Procurement where material availability (buys) does not support need date for planned production and track this activity through to closure
  • Initiate action with Don Mills Manufacturing where material availability (makes) does not support need date for planned production and track this activity through to closure
  • Actively participate in Production meetings, providing status for near-term material constraints and activity underway to clear each of the shortages as required
  • Provide critical information to all stake holders, where material availability does not support the build plan and could effect on-time completion of planned production or on-time delivery to customer contract requirements
  • Provide guidance to Production Planning with respect allocation of material which is in short supply to assist in minimizing impact on production and revenue
  • Set planned consumption of alternate material in ERP when available and as appropriate
  • Provide feedback to Production Planning with respect to closure of Firm Planning or Use Up Stock activity
  • Actively participate in the ECO process (TRB/CRB) by providing input required to define effectivity based on material availability, Procurement feedback, and Supplier capability/capacity to support the change
  • Contribute to ECO implementation planning (CIB) to best align demand with anticipated material availability
  • Identify and communicate impact of ECO releases related to material availability and material disposition

Skills Required

  • Firm understanding on ERP/MRP system methodologies, outputs, and scenario planning
  • Highly energized, creative, adaptable, and resourceful results orientated problem solver
  • Proven effectiveness in change management and impact analysis
  • Strong leadership/communication skills in a team environment
  • Demonstrated commitment Continuous Improvement

Experience & Education Requirements

  • 5 years of progressive experience in Supply Chain Management and/or Production Planning
  • Intimate understanding of ERP/MRP functionality related to Supply Chain Management, Material Supply Planning, Inventory Management, and Engineering Change Order processes and methodologies
  • APICS Certification or working towards certification
  • Post-Secondary Education University or College Degree/Diploma

In July 2019 – L3 Technologies and Harris Corp merged to become L3Harris Technologies, becoming 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 air, land, sea, space and cyber domains.

Our customers perform on the world’s most challenging front lines. They trust us to keep them prepared for what’s next. We combine speed, innovation and flawless execution to give people confidence and security in the world ahead.

As we relentlessly pursue new ideas, we know that everything we bring to market must deliver, without fail, every time. The urgency of our quest is matched by our commitment to the people we serve. In a world of ever accelerating change, threat environments move fast. We move forward faster, delivering industry-leading value.

Organized into four segments – Integrated Mission Systems, Communications Systems, Space & Airborne Systems and Aviation Systems – L3Harris Technologies employs over 50,000 people worldwide in over 130 countries with annual revenues approximately $17 billion.

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Our work environment is both challenging and dynamic – our physical environment is state of the art. Here’s what you can expect as an L3Harris WESCAM employee

  • Brand new, custom-built 330,000 sq ft Engineering and Production facility atop the Waterdown escarpment in Hamilton
  • Close to hiking paths along the Bruce trail
  • Every other Friday off (paid – with our rare 9/80 work schedule)
  • 18000 sq ft subsidized Café including 12 mini- Café areas throughout the complex
  • Free10,000 sq ft on-site gym
  • Free wellness programs
  • Free fruit, bagels and coffee
  • Remote/hybrid work options, hoteling stations providing flexibility and multiple work options
  • Wellness rooms – first aid, prayer, mother’s room and quiet zones
  • Work/Life balance
  • Real opportunities for growth and development
  • A diverse and inclusive working culture
  • Everyone’s role at L3HARRIS WESCAM contributes to protecting people’s lives

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that diversity among our employees makes us a stronger organization.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our L3Harris WESCAM family, and our community by welcoming and encouraging applications from anyone interested without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, Aboriginal status or any other legally-protected groups. For people with disabilities, we work with you throughout the recruitment process to ensure you have what you need in order to be at your best. If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment/interview process, or as you begin your career with us just let us know and we will take care of you.

This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.

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