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Senior Manager, Contracts

Melbourne, Florida; Herndon, Virginia

Job ID 11288
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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
  • 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 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Job Title: Senior Manager, Contracts

Job Code: 11288

Job Location:Onsite in eitherMelbourne, Florida or Herndon, Virginia

Job Description:

The L3Harris Mission Networks Sector under the Space & Airborne Systems Segment provides highly secure managed infrastructure services for mission-critical communications, air traffic surveillance, and enterprise information management. L3Harris managed infrastructure is always on and always there, continuously improving operations safety and efficiency for our customers.

This Mission Networks team is seeking a Senior Manager, Contracts to lead a team and spearhead our contractual strategies with precision and expertise. As an experienced leader, you’ll lead a dedicated group of professionals in managing all aspects of contract negotiations, execution, and ensuring the seamless flow of agreements critical to our organization’s success. Your strategic acumen and keen eye for detail will drive our contractual processes forward, fostering strong relationships with customers and other stakeholders, while mitigating risks and optimizing opportunities.

The company has more than five decades of innovative and exceptional performance and have earned our place as a trusted provider to our customers. If you thrive in a dynamic environment and possess passion for driving results through effective contract management, this is a unique opportunity and we invite you to apply and be a cornerstone in shaping our future success.

What the role will involve:

  • Senior Manager, Contracts over a team within the Mission Networks Sector.
  • Provide expert contractual direction and guidance for in all phases of the business cycle (pre-proposal, proposal, negotiation, and post-award).
  • Provide evaluation, solution based business and contractual guidance, and risk mitigation strategies for contractual and business obligations, opportunities, rights, and remedies.
  • Establish and drive implementation of contract policies, processes, and procedures to ensure achievement of segment and corporate goals.
  • Provide leadership, oversight, direction, and guidance of compliance awareness with contract and regulatory requirements as well as L3Harris policies and procedures.
  • Review proposals to ensure they meet company policy and customer solicitation requirements; determine the applicability of government/international laws and regulations.
  • Utilize risk management methodologies to assess and minimize risk to the company.
  • Lead team in negotiation preparation and negotiation execution to ensure L3Harris enters strong deals.
  • Work closely with government contacts and multi-function corporate representatives i.e., program management, engineering, finance, legal, trade compliance, etc.
  • Participate in initiatives; promote continuous improvement and best in class contracting.


  • Ability to obtain an FAA Public Trust Suitability determination.
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 12 years of prior related experience, or Graduate Degree with 10 years of prior related experience. In lieu of degree, minimum of 16 years of prior related experience.
  • Expert knowledge of FAR/DFARS regulations, licensing, ITAR/EAR, and CAS. Experience in AMS is a strong plus.
  • Requires broad management and leadership skills with experience in leading and mentoring a team of contract professionals to achicve departmental and business goals and objectives.
  • Ability to develop and implement strategic inititiatives to optmize contract processes, improve efficient, and drive business outcomes.
  • Strong communication with parties within and outside of the organization. Works to influence others to accept team's views or practices and agree/accept new concepts, practices, and approaches. Requires ability to communicate and influence leadership regarding matters of substantial importance.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and finalize complex contracts, including pricing, terms, and conditions to maximize value and mitigate risks. 
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills necessary for working in a collaborative and positive team environment.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Advanced education within the discipline or an MBA
  • NCMA professional certifications (CPCM, CFCM, etc.)
  • Experience in AMS Regulations is a strong plus.
  • Experience with commercial contracting/subcontracting, preferable ability to manage services-based contracts/subcontracts.

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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