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Lead Material Program Manager

Northampton, Massachusetts

Job ID 11714
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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 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Job Description:

The Lead, Material Program Manager (MPM), for Undersea Systems Division Northampton, MA will use their past experience in Supply Chain and/or Program or Product Management to lead a cross functional team to develop a robust Supply Chain Strategy, and execute for key programs across the MIS Programs/Products. In collaboration with functional leaders, the Lead MPM will institute tailored “right sized” practices and approaches for successful execution on early engineering design efforts, to complete product life cycle with a focus risk and opportunity management to ensure top notch execution. The Lead MPM will be responsible for program cost, schedule and compliance with internal and external regulations with respect to materials and subcontracts.

In this highly visible role, the Lead MPM will collaborate across functions and be part of the Supply Chain team serving as a key interface to Program and Product Offices, Engineering, Quality, Finance and Operations. This individual will also be a Subject Matter Expert in Supply Chain and Programmatic Practices.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing and executing strategies and actions to baseline and improve both supplier and customer on time delivery
  • Ensure timely completion of all material and subcontract program milestones
  • Be accountable for the material and subcontract program budgets, and drive actions to improve financial performance
  • Serve as the primary liaison between Supply Chain and other functions for key Products/Programs
  • Analyze key performance indicators and identify challenged areas and champion continued improvements
  • Lead others by influence in a matrixed environment
  • Develop Supply Chain Estimates utilizing Risk & Opportunity for Best Case, Most Likely, and Worst case for ETC’s and New business Captures
  • Ensure compliance with all internal and external laws and regulations
  • Assist Program Finance in Rolling up quarterly financial status against the AOP and Short Term Forecast, EAC and ETC
  • Ensure customer flow down requirements are communicated and documented through the Supply Base
  • Manage key supplier performance and relationships
  • Lead Supplier Recovery Strategies with transparency in Reporting Supply Chain status and communicating critical issues to internal stakeholders with solution focused actions

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience.
  • Experience in Supply Chain and Program Management execution across a Product Life Cycle (SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR, PRR etc.)
  • Ability to communicate effectively, to internal executive leadership or line management both written and verbally
  • New Business Proposals / Capture Experience on competitive and/or sole source pursuits
  • Demonstrated Management and Leadership experience
  • Subcontractor Management through various stages of development through production
  • Ability to break large complex issues into smaller individual approaches to achieve business objectives
  • Earned Value Management experience / Previous Control Account Manager experience
  • Expertise in FAR, DFARS, ITAR

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in developing technical statements of work
  • PMP Certification
  • Advanced degree

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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