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Subcontracts Manager - Software

Salt Lake City, Utah

Job ID CS20212007-65750
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My favorite part of working for L3Harris is knowing that the parts that I procure go into products that help save lives.

Lizzie, Procurement Associate, Rochester, NY

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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 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.


Job Title: Subcontracts Manager - Software

Job ID: CS20212007-65750

Job Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Job Description:

The Subcontracts Manager - Software is an essential member of the L3Harris Supply Chain Management team. The Subcontract Manager is responsible for managing end-to-end acquisition lifecycle of subcontracts. This acquisition lifecycle includes requirements definition, generation of Statements of Work, generation of requests for proposals, proposal evaluations, source selections, negotiations and definitization and file documentation

The Subcontracts Manager - Software plays a key role in ensuring compliance to internal and Government FAR/DFAR/DPAS/CPSR Procurement Regulations, change management, invoice approvals, dispute resolution and subcontract closeout. The Subcontract Manager is the main point of contact between suppliers and program teams and provides all contractual direction. In addition, this individual will manage projects designed to improve organizational efficiency, motivate and improve professional skills required in our business environment. The position is expected to use a defined set of metrics to measure performance to ensure accountability and facilitate problem resolution.

Relocation to Salt Lake City, UT will be offered on a case-by-case basis.

Essential Functions:

  • Acquire software packages, software maintenance services, and hardware maintenance services for direct programs, government and commercial

  • Negotiate, approve, and execute third-party software licensing, development, partner, and royalty agreements for internal, government, and embedded product use for deployment to Customers

  • Research software package and product licensing information to optimize deployment options and third-party agreement negotiations

  • Manage supplier performance in the areas of technical scope, schedule, and cost and generate scorecards

  • Navigate and apply regulations and internal procedures for compliance, such as FAR/DFARS.

  • Supply market analysis, solicitations, fact-finding & source selection.

  • Manage and report subcontract status effectively to Leadership teams in both Microsoft PowerPoint and Word

  • Perform Price Analysis, develop negotiation strategies and lead negotiations

  • Negotiation of price, schedule, Terms and Conditions and other contractual requirements

  • Experience executing and managing multiple contract types

  • Able to communicate effectively with a wide array of professional levels and functions.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage subcontracts in support of commercial or government programs.

  • Able to perform analysis of data using analytical tools, such as Excel, and make recommendations to Leadership

  • Able to work across the organization, interface and communicate at all levels effectively

  • Ability to work independently or as a team

  • Practical knowledge of project management

  • Coordinate with multi-function teams to generate Statements of Work

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 6 years recent similar experience as a Subcontract Manager (SCM) or Procurement Contracting Officer (PCO) in a DoD environment

  • 3 years experience negotiating cost elements, price, schedule, third-party software licensing (perpetual/cloud/subscription) & royalty agreements, and general terms & conditions. Software license agreement negotiations must include experience with source code rights and IP protection

  • 3 years of recent experience procuring software programs such as virtualization packages, RTOS/OS systems, DDS packages, codecs, collaboration & development environments, and encryption tools

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Graduate Degree and a minimum of 4 years recent experience as a Subcontract Manager (SCM) or Procurement Contracting Officer (PCO) in a DoD environment.

  • Supply Chain related certifications from nationally recognized organizations (APICS, ISM, SCPro, NCMA, Defense Acquisition University (DAU or DAWIA))

  • Knowledge and experience with LEAN principles.

  • Experience with DoD Purchasing Policies & Procedures. Working knowledge of FAR/DFARs.

  • Contract Management Certification

  • Project Management Certification

  • Active and current Secret, or higher, US Security clearance

  • Experience with Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and working with Software Engineers in a development environment

  • Knowledge of Open Source Software licensing and distribution (GNU, MIT, etc.)

  • Experience with third-party software partner programs such as Red Hat Embedded and Reseller 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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