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Manager, Procurement

Rockwall, Texas

Job ID 11773
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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:

L3Harris Technologies, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) is seeking an exceptionally motivated, proactive individual to support the Procurement function. This role requires an eye for detail, accuracy, excellent interpersonal skills, and proven track record for taking the initiative, delivering exceptional results, and exceeding expectations. 

Our team is comprised of the following four (4) categories:  Metal, Fabrication and Hardware; Electronics and Electromechanical; Aircraft Parts, Equipment, Repair and Overhaul; IT, Telecom, Software and Services.  We are looking for candidates that have the experience to manage and lead a team of Buyers in the category of IT HW/SW, Telecom, Test Equipment/Services and Other Services (Subscriptions, Rentals, Calibration, etc…).

The Procurement function is for responsible acquiring goods and services from suppliers, receiving the right quality, in the right quantity, at the right time, for the right value, from the right source to optimize business performance. In this role, the Procurement Manager will manage the life-cycle of purchase orders from the initial source selection and acquisition strategy, or onboarding and vetting of new suppliers, through the solicitation, negotiation, and answering supplier information requests, to awarding a purchase order, to facilitating supplier supports request, managing the cost and schedule of the purchase, which includes purchase order management/execution, delivery of goods, invoicing, payment, or return of materials issues, to finalizing the purchase order closeout processes. L3Harris covers a variety of customers including U.S. Federal Government and Commercial, both international and domestic. This requires the procurement team to be compliant with all government and agency laws and regulations.

Essential Functions:

  • Leads, directs, and reviews the work of direct report(s) who exercise latitude and independence in their assignments. Has hiring, firing, promotion, and compensation authority within own organization, in accordance with management review and approval. Reports to Senior Manager of Procurement.
  • Works independently and delegates pieces of complex work to support organizational needs.
  • Frequently responsible for providing guidance, coaching, mentoring, and training to other employees across the Company within area of expertise.
  • Responsible for representing and leading on a Portfolio/Segment level, and or leading a team of buyers and must possess excellent communication skills and communicate effectively with leadership, a wide array of professional levels, functions, and suppliers.
  • Drive the implementation of Long-Term Agreement by leveraging demand and utilizing competition to drive material and labor savings. 
  • Expert ability to optimize organization's talents and the interaction of other functions to maximize efficiencies, improve key performance indicators (KPIs), develop custom strategies, support internal customer needs, and operate with excellence.
  • Focus on policy, strategy implementation, goals, and operational plans that will have measurable impact on the achievement of overall function or business results.
  • Expert understanding of Programs and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Enterprise Requirements Planning systems (finance, MRP, quality, engineering, etc.) and the cause-and-effect relationship between these systems.
  • Expert understanding of Procurements' relationship with other functions and the ability to influence and gain trust within these relationships to collaborate with the team and define the appropriate execution methods to meet cash flow, cost, and schedule objectives.
  • Expert understanding of forecasting and Supply Chain's influence on annual operating plan to include orders, sales, profit, and cash flow.
  • Advanced negotiation skills in best value, lead times, pay terms, milestones, and executing legal documents (i.e., Purchase Order (PO), Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Long Term Agreements, Terms and Conditions etc.) to effectively align with the category structure.
  • Serves as PEER reviewer and approver for Compliance of PO packages, which includes, source justifications, commercial item determination, and price justifications along with other Federal Acquisition Regulation/Defense Acquisition Regulation Supplement (FAR/DFARS), Department of Defense (DOD), and Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) requirements.
  • Identifies market trends and correlations in Program, Purchasing and Supplier data and develops action plans to address supplier performance trends, mitigate supplier risks, and leads plans to closure.
  • Contributes to the development of goals and department planning efforts.
  • Must be available for business travel (up to 10%).

Qualifications:

  • Requires management and leadership knowledge in job area. Typically has comprehensive knowledge and skills within a specific technical or professional discipline and may have broad understanding of other areas within the job function.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years prior related experience. Graduate Degree with a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 13 years of prior related experience.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience with MRP/ERP Software and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, WORD, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience managing a procurement team in either general procurement of subcontracts.
  • SAP or other similar ERP system experience
  • The ability to obtain a DoD security clearance at the Secret level, which requires U.S. citizenship.

In compliance with pay transparency requirements, the salary range for this role is $84,000-$156,000. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. L3Harris also offers a variety of benefits, including health and disability insurance, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and company-paid holidays. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

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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