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Procurement Specialist

Job ID CS20211301-55034

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 air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Title: Complex Procurement Specialist, L4

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

This position requires time on-site and in-plant in Salt Lake City, UT. Relocation will be considered on a case by case basis.

Our Supply Chain Management organization is hiring a Complex Procurement agent.

This individual will manage a portfolio of complex procurement acquisitions with both new and existing customers. The qualified candidate must have a thorough understanding and experience with acquisition principles, theories, concepts, regulations, and experience demonstrating a broad application of those practices, techniques, and standards. 

The candidate must be customer focused and possess the ability to develop innovative solutions to a variety of complex problems; have excellent verbal, written and presentation skills to accurately report findings and procurement status to a variety of audiences; and have excellent interpersonal and leadership skills to influence and guide cross-functional teams, customers and other external partners.  In addition to this skill set, the candidate will also be required to lead negotiations with suppliers for complex procurement hardware. 

Specific knowledge of procurement types include Firm Fixed Price, Cost Plus- Fixed Fee, Cost Plus- Incentive Fee, as well as other innovative contract types. 

Must have strong experience analyzing complex terms and conditions. 

Must be well versed in FAR and DFAR regulations and have a familiarity in project management.

Other duties as assigned.


Bachelors Degree AND 6 years of Procurement or Buyer experience.

6 years experience in negotiations with suppliers, program managers, and internal stake-holders

4 years recent experience as a DoD Purchasing Agent

4 years working with DoD Contracts, Costs, and Pricing analysis

4 years hands on experience and knowledge of FAR and DFAR process and procedures

1+ years experience with Earned Value Management

Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Security Clearance

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

Masters Degree AND 4 years of DoD procurement experience.

Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Purchasing Certification

Purchasing Warrant execution accountability and responsibility

Experience with reading, understanding, and breaking down complex DoD Program and Supplier contracts

Experience in a manufacturing environment and familiarity of how product flows through the factory floor

Experience with the entire MS Office suite, including Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint.

Advanced experience with Excel is expected: v lookups, if statements, macros, etc.

Familiar with Cobra EVMS

Secret security clearance, or higher

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.