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Specialist, Procurement

San Diego, California

Job ID 8796
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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: Specialist, Procurement

Job Code: 8796

Job Location: San Diego, CA

Job Description:

  • Previous experience and strong working knowledge with purchasing and managing suppliers for complex mechanical components and PWB commodities. 
  • Works closely with engineering, planning, and program leadership to drive successful completion of
    Customer milestone activities and on time customer deliveries.
  • Sending Request for Quotes (RFQs), competing for best price/schedule, placing purchase orders and compiling compliant documentation packages.
  • Advising planning, program, and supply chain leadership on risks and mitigation strategies for items purchased
  • Assists less experienced buyers with resolving problems.
  • Execute and support negotiations of purchase orders.
  • Identify and implement cost reduction strategies.
  • Actively supporting development of Lean & Low-Cost Suppliers.
  • Ensure our supplier base meets our program needs with capabilities and depth.
  • Engagement with procurement leadership and cross-functional teams such as Engineering, Business
    Development, Planning, and Finance to understand timelines, technical requirements, and challenges
  • Ensure appropriate purchasing tools are compliant and properly utilized to meet all established work objectives.
  • Interface with other departments as required to control and coordinate workflow.
  • Ensure appropriate compliance for maintaining AS9100 Certification.
  • Ensure compliance to all FAR & DFARS regulations and the maintaining of an approved Purchasing System in support of CPSR (Contractor Procurement System Review).
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience or 2 years post-Secondary/ Associates Degree and a minimum of 8 years of prior related experience. Graduate Degree or equivalent with 2 years of prior relevant related experience.
  • 3 + Years experience using Microsoft Excel including creation of pivot tables and use of VLOOKUP required.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • 3 + Years Supply Chain experience supporting Government FAR, DFARS, regulations with Certified Purchasing System Reviews.
  • Experience in purchasing, in a manufacturing environment
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Outlook E-mail
  • Successful candidates must meet eligibility requirements to access US classified information
  • Ability to prioritize competing work assignments and initiative to complete tasks.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced team environment, with strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Person should possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills and be extremely organized

In compliance with pay transparency requirements, the salary range for this role is $67,500- $125,500. 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.

L3Harris Technologies is an E-Verify Employer. Please click here for the E-Verify Poster in English or Spanish. For information regarding your Right To Work, please click here for English or Spanish.

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