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Senior Manager, Material Management

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Anaheim, California; Tulsa, Oklahoma

Job ID 11939
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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 MPES Division Sr. Materials Manager is responsible for leading and overseeing the total material and inventory strategy for all contract and non-contract material at the division’s six sites and ensures a high degree of support to each site’s master production schedule. This role will work closely with the Procurement Leaders to ensure material is proactively planned, ordered, received, stored, and issued to the manufacturing line to support the manufacturing need date, master schedule attainment, and customer on-time delivery. The Sr. Materials Manager will oversee each site’s MRP process and ensure the material strategy supports the production schedule through effective data and backlog management, planning techniques, ERP/MRP expertise, and inventory accuracy.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead the Materials Managers at each site and ensure the materials planning, shipping/receiving, and inventory teams plan for, control, and handle all contract and non-contract inventory.
  • Responsible for driving and maintaining a high degree of performance to each site’s operational metrics (Ex: Planning Parameter Execution, Inventory Accuracy, PR Backlog Management, etc.).
  • Drive the “Plan for Every Part” mentality across the division through effective MRP use, inventory accuracy, and materials management process execution.
  • Work closely with the division Procurement Leader to ensure the PR – PO process is executed on in a timely fashion and supports the overall material strategy, while also overseeing each site’s supply planning strategy.
  • Ensures a high level of inventory accuracy through an effective cycle count program and supports all site MMAS requirements (Inventory Accuracy & Material Accountability),
  • Collaborate with the analytics team to develop and maintain reporting that supports the operational and supply chain metrics:
    • MRP use and data integrity/population
    • PO Meeting Mfg. Need by Date
    • Inventory Accuracy
    • Material Receipt Cycle Time
    • Work Order/Kitting Execution
    • Master Schedule Attainment
  • Help to ensure the supply/inventory side of SIOP process is properly represented and planned for in all SIOP related activities.
  • Develop and execute on a warehousing and storage strategy that capitalizes on physical capacity and supports a high-volume manufacturing facility.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, operations management, supply chain management, or other technical discipline.
  • 10+ years of Operations, Materials Management, or Inventory experience with 5+ years in a leadership capacity.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to communicate, influence, and lead across multiple levels, teams, and business units.
  • Change agent and leader who can help transform the organization and maintain a high level of engagement.
  • Leads process improvement initiatives with little to no direction and supervision.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with SIOP process
  • Knowledge in defense program planning
  • Six Sigma, Lean, or APICS certification; CPIM certification highly desired.

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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