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Senior Specialist, Subcontracts (Palm Bay, FL)

Palm Bay, Florida

Job ID 9315
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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: Senior Specialist, Subcontracts

Job Code: 9315

Job Location: Palm Bay, FL

Job Description:

  • Lead all aspects of the Subcontract acquisition process from proposal stage through Program award and execution with general oversight.
    • This acquisition process includes requirements definition, generation of Statements of Work, generation of Requests for Proposals, proposal evaluations, source selections, negotiations and definitization, cost and price analysis, file documentation, ensuring compliance to all internal and Government FAR/DFAR/DPAS/CPSR Procurement Regulations, change management, invoice approvals, dispute resolution and subcontract close-out.
  • Responsible for managing Subcontractor cost, schedule and technical performance, and ensuring L3Harris and Customer objectives are achieved, including on-time delivery, exceptional quality, and affordability.
  • Draft and negotiate complex contract vehicles including Subcontracts, Letter Subcontracts, Teaming Agreements, and Non-Disclosure Agreements.
  • Establish major contractual milestones, such as preliminary and critical reviews and other contractual schedule goals.
  • Apply ingenuity and innovation to develop solutions to complex subcontract problems and identify areas for performance improvement and cost reduction.
  • Responsible for initiating and tracking closure of corrective action measures with Suppliers when necessary.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with cross-functional partners.
  • Provide timely and accurate subcontract status to L3Harris Management and cross-functional stakeholders. 
  • Ensure budget, sales forecast, and EVMS performance is met.

Essential Functions:

  • Motivated self-starter who can work independently through the Subcontract Management Process Flow and is well versed in managing supplier performance in the areas of technical scope, schedule, and cost.
  • Work should be performed within set boundaries and with moderate oversight.
  • Operate with sense of urgency and within tight deadlines.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with a wide array of professional levels and functions.
  • Manage program budgets and explain variances in monthly performance.
  • Ability to navigate FAR/DFARS, ITAR, EAR regulations and internal procedures for compliance.
  • Support Small Business Initiatives.
  • Ability to generate spending plans, payment forecasts, and variance reports.
  • Follow strategic direction set by Program and functional leadership.
  • Experience managing budgets and sales forecasting.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite of Products.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 6 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 10 years of prior Subcontracts experience.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • TS/SCI clearance preferred, but not required.
  • Experience in Government Contracting/Subcontracting.
  • Experience in managing various types of subcontracts, including hardware, software, service subcontracts, and follow-on/production subcontracts.
  • Experience in the following contract types:  FFP, FPIF, T&M, Labor Hour, Cost Reimbursement (w/fixed-fee, incentive fee or award fee).
  • Experience as Cost Account Manager for Subcontracts managing budgets and sales forecasting.
  • Ability to periodically travel to supplier facilities (mainly domestic locations).

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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