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Lead Program Manager

Melbourne, Florida; Malabar, Florida; Palm Bay, Florida

Job ID 10914
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Overview

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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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

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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 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Job Title: Lead Program Manager

Job Code: 10914

Job Location: Melbourne, FL

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 Description: 

L3Harris is seeking a Lead Program Manager to lead multi-functional teams in the execution of Tactical Missions Division programs and will be responsible for leading portfolios within assigned area. Additionally, the Lead Program Manager will be expected to assist in directing all phases of the follow-on program from proposal to contract award. The Lead Program Manager is responsible for the cost, schedule, and technical performance of assigned programs and proposals by leading teams including Program Management, Engineering, Operations, Contracts, Legal, Finance, Quality, Security, and others. Program Managers are expected to demonstrate team building, leadership, and communication skills by building relationships of trust with their teams, customers, peers, and leadership, and to effectively communicate with confidence including regular presentations and status updates to leadership. The Lead Program Manager will develop and deliver Program Execution and Earned Value Management (EVM) industry Best Practices. This role aims to foster mutual understanding and elevate proficiency in compliance procedures and best practices, thus bolstering overall program execution performance.

Essential Functions:

• Responsible for managing and driving key performance indicators of cost, schedule, and technical performance requirements of complex technical programs through the life-cycle phases of development, implementation, and operations to meet and exceed revenue and profit objectives
• Lead development and maintenance of an active and proactive risk management program
• Responsible for budget management and financial execution of the program
• Develop and manage accurate programmatic and financial forecasts
• Prepare proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budget, and financial terms/conditions of contract
• Responsible for managing a collaborative work environment with the customer to achieve business objectives
• Responsible for responses to RFIs, RFPs, or Requests for a ROM
• Lead program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance
• Serve as the EVM focal point between technical, cost, schedule, and program management teams
• Establish milestones and monitor adherence to master plans and schedules
• Identify program problems and obtain solutions such as allocating resources or changing contractual specifications
• Fully understand customer mission gaps, constraints, and objectives to develop strategies that meet customer needs and increase business opportunities with respective entities

Qualifications:

Must have current and active Secret Security Clearance

• Minimum 7 years of working knowledge of Earned Value Management and/or Project/Project Management concepts

• Minimum 7 years of experience with risk, opportunities, issues and change management

• Must have a minimum of 7 years of prior experience managing programs with DoD or Intelligence Community Organization

• Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 9 years of prior relevant experience; Or, Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience; Or, in lieu of a degree minimum of 13 years of prior related experience

Preferred Additional Skills:

• Current and active Top Secret or Top Secret/SCI clearance
• Experience with international business and trade compliance
• Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with senior stakeholders across various functions
• Ability to influence decision-making processes by presenting clear, data-driven recommendations to senior stakeholders
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities and new challenges
• Comfortable operating in a "managed chaos" setting with ambiguity and rapid iteration
• Entrepreneurial mindset with a bias towards action, taking initiative, and driving towards results
• Self-motivated self-starter who can hit the ground running with minimal oversight
• Able to multi-task, prioritize, and manage multiple workstreams and deadlines simultaneously
• Flexible and agile, with the ability to quickly pivot focus as needed
• In-depth knowledge of project management and Agile Scrum principles

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.

L3Harris Technologies is an E-Verify Employer. Please click here for the E-Verify Poster in English or Spanish. For information regarding your Right To Work, please click here for English or Spanish.

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