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Senior Buyer

Londonderry, New Hampshire

Job ID CS20211810-71110
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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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  • Collaborative
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Influential
  • Organized
  • 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

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 air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Sr Spec, Procurement

Job Location: Londonderry, NH

Job ID: CS20211810-71110

Job Description:

  • Influence Electronic and/or Optical suppliers' manufacturing processes, technology decisions, and policies in ways that are mutually beneficial and sustainable for both organizations by leveraging the growth of L3Harris
  • Lead sourcing engagements and competitive bidding (RFI, RFQ, and RFP)
  • Help develop long-term department strategies and significantly influence the cross-company project development and delivery processes and standards.
  • Collaborate with Engineering, Manufacturing, Supplier Quality, PMs, MPMs in securing the best solutions for new or existing programs
  • Proactively manage the supply base to achieve our site goals
  • Research and benchmark current market conditions/trends, developing technologies, supply chain capacity/capability, product knowledge, customer requirements and supply/demand challenges for each commodity
  • Execute spend management strategies including supplier assessments and rationalization, negotiation for best total cost of ownership, make vs. buy analyses, vendor managed inventories, inventory reduction programs, cycle time improvements, security of supply, supplier diversity, continuous improvement, commodity roadmaps, and procurement/stakeholder collaboration
  • Lead negotiations and minimizing the purchase price variance (PPV). Ensure on time deliveries by monitoring the materials lead time, capacity status, and market conditions of purchased commodities.completion of contracts with strategic and preferred suppliers to maximize benefits for the L3Harris IVS
  • Establish a strong network and foster collaboration with internal customers, suppliers, key stakeholders, and SCM team members
  • Implement a rigorous and disciplined process for managing respective supply base including leading periodic Supplier business reviews, monitoring and managing supplier performance (quality, cost, delivery, technology, service, and leadership), managing supplier relationships, performing root cause analysis and resolution, developing and monitoring supplier improvement plans
  • Establish, implement, report and socialize on specific, actionable, measurable, achievable, time specific goals and objectives and related performance
  • Travel as required and approximately less than 15%

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Materials Management, Supply Chain, Finance or Engineering with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience, including a minimum of 4 years in a Procurement role.
  • 4+ Years working with Contractual Terms and Conditions and how to mitigate risk
  • 4+ Years of experience with Electronics Purchasing, including Electronic Components, PCBs and Metal Fabrication or Optical Purchasing.
  • 4+ Years working with DoD procurement Requirements and practices including FAR & DFAR procurement requirements
  • 4+ Years working within MS Excel and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience demonstrating negotiation skills
  • Cost Point ERP System Experience
  • MBA or Graduate degree
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification
  • Certified Professional Contract Manager
  • Strong understanding of Procurement, Manufacturing Operations, and material logistics
  • Cost analysis experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Project and PowerPoint
  • Global sourcing 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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