Skip to main content

Principal, Supply Chain Management (Palm Bay, FL)

Palm Bay, Florida

Job ID 8413
Apply Now

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: Principal, Supply Chain Management

Job Code: 8413

Job Location: Palm Bay, FL

Job Description:

L3Harris Technologies, Inc. is seeking a Supply Chain Program Management (SCPM) Principal, who will lead and manage Subcontractors, proposals, and new business pursuits in a matrixed organizational environment.Our Supply Chain Program Managers lead strategic and tactical supply chain activities supporting programs to effectively execute Subcontracts to business goals and objectives and from initial proposal phases to customer awards and execution. The Supply Chain Program Manager serves as the primary liaison between the multi-functional program team and all the supply chain stakeholders including subcontracts, procurement, materials management, compliance, category management and our supply base. A key Supply Chain Lead in a fast-paced environment responsible for delivering Organization value by driving commonality, efficiency, affordability of critical Subcontractors. The SCPM will work closely with the Program, Subcontract Managers (SCMs), Subcontractors and executive leadership across functions such as: Program and Capture Management, Contracts, Engineering, Finance and Quality. In this role, the SCPM will be responsible for leading early engagement with Subcontractors to ensure milestones and customer requirements are met in accordance with L3Harris Business Acquisition Processes. This position supports a dynamic and growing business and includes significant product development content and major subcontractors who are integral to the success of programs across the Division. The ideal candidate will have experience leading complex development subcontracts throughout the product life cycle; from establishing material strategies to employing best subcontract management practices; from development thought successful transition into production. This is a critical role in all Program and Supply Chain decision-making and will drive results related to subcontractor selection and assessments, successful program capture including key business and financial objectives, and flawless execution.   The SCPM facilitates quick resolution of technical and programmatic issues by leveraging and integrating the capabilities of the organization. The SCPM is the primary interface between supply chain, the Program Management Office and the Customer.  This position will report directly to the Division Supply Chain Director.

Essential Functions:

  • Must have strong experience with subcontract program management & have excellent communication and team building skills, including proven ability to manage dispersed teams.
  • Support new pursuits and opportunities including scalability of commercial and government offerings.
  • Partner with customers and programs to determine needs, requirements, and develops new business opportunities.
  • Coordinate the preparation of proposals, business plans, performance Statement of Work (SOW) and specifications, operating budgets, and financial terms/conditions of contracts.
  • Develop relationships with key partners for large system development and integration efforts.
  • Establish and maintain high-level relationships with senior leaders and government customers.
  • Coordinate with chief engineer and functional managers to ensure proper resources are available in a timely manner to execute project work.
  • Manage cost, schedule, and technical performance of project portfolio through all phases of project lifecycle from strategy & inception to hardware delivery, integration & test. 
  • Must have experience managing complex contract types to include Cost Reimbursement and FFP contracts with various fee structures.
  • Must have strong understanding of Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Must have experience as a Cost Account Manager (CAM) and able to direct and manage cost, schedule, performance of a team.
  • Establish milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies program problems and obtains solutions, such as allocating resources or changing contractual specifications.
  • Participate in the negotiation of contracts and have expert change management skills, including proven ability to manage sole source suppliers and customer contract changes.
  • Interact & partner internally and externally with management and customers on business matters!
  • Continuous improvement within the business area to support scalability initiatives.
  • Adhere to L3Harris leadership expectations by exemplifying consistent team communication, drive a culture of engagement and inclusion, advocate employee growth and development for the future.
  • Willing to travel 25-30%


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 12 years of prior relevant supply chain and program management experience; Or Graduate Degree and a minimum of 10 years of prior related experience
    • Supply Chain experience must include cost reimbursement and firm fixed price subcontract management in both a competitive and sole source environment (>$50M subcontract)
  • 10 Years or more experience with program management experience must include managing large teams with design/development work and multiple deliveries of production hardware.
  • 10 Years or more business development experience including effective decision making regarding the profitability and achievability of pursuits.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with the aerospace & defense community
  • Able to organize and coordinate customer visits, to include participation in appropriate symposiums and trade shows.
  • Able to develop broad, cooperative relationships with numerous groups and individuals.
  • Experience utilizing Earned Value Management System Principals
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

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.

Apply Now

Join Our Talent Community

Sign up for job alerts and be the first to know about our job openings.

Select a job category and location, then click "Add" for each saved search. Finally, click "Sign Up" to create your job alert.

Interested In

Upload Resume (Optional)

Recently Viewed Jobs

View All Jobs

Saved Jobs

You have not saved any jobs.

View All Jobs

Awards and Recognition

Indeed Better Work Awards - 2023
Fortune 2022 - World's Most Admired Companies
2022 Bloomberg Gender Reporting Framework
Top HBCU Supporters
CEO Action
Catalyst CEO
Handshake Early Talent Award
WayUp 100 Top Internship Programs Award
2022 Readers Choice Top 50 Employers
2023 Best Employers for Veterans
2022 DEI Best Place to Work For Disability Inclusion
2022 Top 50 Employer Careers and the disABLED
Catalyst Logo
2023 Hamilton Niagara's Top Employers
Americas Best Large Employers
Americas Greatest Workplaces 2023 Diversity