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Lead, Material Management - Hybrid (Palm Bay, FL)

Palm Bay, Florida

Job ID 9711
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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 Title: Lead, Material Management

Job Code: 9711

Job Location: Palm Bay, FL- Hybrid

Job Description:

  • Utilize Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems to effectively time phase materials, equipment, and commodity products of high complexity for government and commercial programs, in support of Program material requirements, schedules, and cash flow objectives.
    • Daily responsibilities will include:
      • Ensuring raw material requirements are identified and planned according to scheduling requirements from Engineering specifications and production schedules
      • Managing the flow and execution of purchase requisitions to Procurement
      • Serve as the primary interface between Procurement and Program with responsibility to resolve challenges during design, procurement cycle and through final receipt and ensure timely and compliant delivery
      • Working with Procurement to manage lead times with suppliers and timely delivery schedules
      • Monitoring and reconciling any relevant Supply Chain disruptions that develop throughout the program lifecycle
      • Working with Manufacturing and Production Planners to plan, schedule, and monitor the efficient movement of material through the receiving, stockroom, and kitting process to production and/or engineering development
      • Budget management and control
      • Engagement and reporting to many program disciplines including Program Management, Engineering, Quality, Legal, Finance, Configuration Management, Production Planning and Manufacturing
      • Leading status and team meetings
      • Developing strategies, implementing plans, and tracking progress for cost savings initiatives
  • Responsible for managing complex programs with little oversight, including delegation of support work
  • Estimate and manage labor budget for material management resources
  • Establish, track, and report Earned Value Mangaement performance for large budget programs
  • Develop strategies, implement plans, and track progress for cost savings initiatives
  • Participate and/or lead projects as assigned
  • Identify process improvements and facilitate implementation

Essential Functions:

  • Motivated self-starter with comprehensive knowledge of Supply Chain processes and the Material Management Process Flow
  • Experience with Material Requirements Planning (MRP) software and advanced concepts
  • Experience with FAR, MMAS, SOX, and CAS requirements, as well as ITAR and EAR regulations
  • Work should be performed independently with little oversight  
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with a wide array of professional levels and functions
  • Apply innovation, comprehensive information gathering, analysis, and investigation to solve complex problems.
  • Manage program budgets and explain variances in monthly performance
  • Ability to navigate FAR regulations and internal procedures for compliance
  • Ability to generate sales forecasts and variance reports
  • Follow strategic direction set by Program and functional leadership.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite of products
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


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

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • TS/SCI clearance preferred, but not required
  • Lean Six Sigma experience
  • APICS and/or ISM certification preferred, but not required

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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