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Specialist, Material Program Management

Huntsville, Alabama; Camden, Arkansas

Job ID 11840
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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: Specialist, Material Program Manager (Hybrid)

Job ID: 11840

Job Location: Huntsville, AL, OR Camden, AR 

Job Schedule: Huntsville - 9/80: Employees work 9 out of every 14 days – totaling 80 hours worked – and have every other Friday off, Camden - 4/10: Employees work 10 hours per day, 4 days a week

Job Description:

The Aerojet Rocketdyne Segment of L3Harris Technologies is seeking a Specialist, Material Program Manager to join our Supply Chain and Material Management (SCMM) organization.  This role can be located at our Missile Solutions Headquarters in Huntsville, AL -OR- our Camden, AR site.  The Material Program Management position provides Supply Chain/Material Management (SC/MM) representation and leadership in support of Business Unit and Business Development activities. They are responsible for effectively leading the SC/MM functional organization to develop and document strategies, plans, and processes to manage the supply chain for integration into the Program Management plan. They work directly with Program Management and act as the primary customer contact for the Supply Chain portion of program activities. They represent procurement on the program integrated program teams (IPTs) and interface cross functionally in the resolution of material status, problems or issues.

Essential Functions:

  • Assemble and lead integrated cross functional team(s) within assigned program(s) while interacting with supplier(s), supply chain director, program managers, functional managers, and customers to achieve subcontract cost, schedule and technical objectives.

  • Support the Supply Chain portion of development and production proposals, including planning and execution of affordability, supplier quality and other supplier performance improvement initiative, being submitted to Government and Prime Contractor programs.

  • Support negotiation of subcontracts and assist in the development of supplier baseline program lans including development of supplier budget and schedule baselines, consistent with program plans.

  • Prepare presentations and lead teams in presentations to peers, customers, suppliers and managers.

  • Up to 20% business travel to other Aerojet Rocketdyne facilities and suppliers across the country and flexibility to work extended hours as needed.

  • Hybrid Work Location: You will need to live within commuting distance to our Huntsville, AL or Camden, AR location, work from home schedule will be dictated by the manager and business needs

  • Ability to obtain a US Secret Security Clearance


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 4 years of prior relevant supply chain and material management experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related supply chain and material management experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 8 years of prior related supply chain and material management experience.

Preferred Additional Skills: 

  • Ability to use technical knowledge and experience to evaluate plans, processes and results of the supporting team.

  • Ability to implement product design and development stage gate process (reviews for design, build, and test).

  • Knowledge of supply chain management, lean manufacturing, assembly and ATP processes.

  • Knowledge of solid rocket propulsion, explosive and pyrotechnic devices, electromechanical actuators and actuator control systems.

  • Knowledge of project management methods within the defense acquisition environment including program planning, integrated master scheduling, budgeting and earned value management.

  • Ability to define and negotiate task objectives, scope description and completion criteria for specific and broad activities.

  • Experience with MS PowerPoint (presentations, logic diagrams), MS Project (basic scheduling), MS Excel (entering formulas, graphing, developing spreadsheets), and MS Word (tables, program plans).

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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