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Specialist, Program Mgmt, Commercial Aviation Solutions

St. Petersburg, Florida; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job ID 8873
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Our Business and Operations team has an unwavering focus on our commitment to excellence in everything we do. They’re the backbone of our ability to deliver mission solutions with speed, innovation and flawless execution.

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  • Technical


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

L3Harris Work Perks

  • Health

    • Medical with a High Deductible and traditional PPO plan options, as well as, vision and a full array of supplemental health benefits
    • A doctors' service to help with referrals and second opinions for you, your family, and parents

  • Family

    • 4 weeks of paid parental leave for moms and dads
    • Fertility treatment
    • Subsidized backup childcare and eldercare
    • Adoption assistance - $5,000 per adoption/$15,000 per employee
    • Pet insurance

  • Well-Being

    • No cap to your PTO time (for exempt employees)
    • Dress for your day - wear what works for you at work
    • Legal plan for you, your family, and parents
    • Discount platform
    • 9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. employees, effective October 24, 2022.

Job Description

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: Program Manager – Commercial Aviation Solutions

Job Location: St. Petersberg, FL or Grand Rapids, MI

Job Description:

Commercial Aviation Solutions is looking for a Program Manager you will be responsible for managing all aspects of products and services throughout their lifecycle (development and in service).  Development responsibilities include leading cross functional program teams through the pursuit, planning and execution phases ensuring performance through effective monitoring/control operating systems and measurements.  The Program Manager will ensure customer, supplier and business case objectives are met prior to closing out the program and transitioning it into the In-Service phase of the life cycle.  In Service responsibilities include managing delivery to customer contracts, financial objectives for revenue, EBITDA and cash, working cross functional on goal deployment and attainment of defined objectives.  Program Managers will need to build and influence cross functional teams to perform through the CAS ethos, which define the mind sets, behaviors and attitudes required to effectively achieve team oriented outcomes for the business.  In addition to owning the accountability for program performance, you are responsible for contributing to the overall successful business performance of CAS through collaboration and partnering to share best practices and provide needed support.  The general roles and responsibilities for the Program Manager include, but are not limited to the following:   

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the total life cycle of a product or service; from ideation, to development and throughout the in service phase. 
    • Key life cycle responsibilities includes development of the business case, planning the overall program, supporting the business development and contracting with the customer, execution of approved program plans, certification and entry into production, sustainment of product delivery and quality objective and all financial aspects pertaining to profit/loss, balance sheet and cash flow.  Program Managers are expected to be the general managers of their programs.   
  • Build strong cross functional teams, operating systems and program cultures in alignment with the CAS Ethos.  Ensure that the teams understand the vision, mission and objectives of the program and are inspired to work collaboratively in the pursuit of defined goals.  
  • Create an Integrated Program Team (IPT) operating system conducive to executing the program collaboratively across multiple functions including sales, business development, engineering (systems, software, hardware and certification), operations, quality, contracts, finance, customer support, and configuration management activities. 
  • Cultivate positive customer and supplier relationships to build a team-oriented program cultures and develop new business opportunities.  Customer and supplier communications and delivery on our commitments are essential elements of the CAS Ethos. 
  • Build data driven program dashboards to illustrate performance against targets and key trends to be addressed. 
  • Bring a passion for and knowledge of program management skills.  Essential to this position are development of program strategy that spans customer, supplier, and internal stakeholder requirements, organizing work break down structures to identify scope, integrated master scheduling activities, sequencing, resources and budgets, milestone road mapping, identification of risk/opportunities, functional resource planning including subcontract and contingency resources, program budgeting, development of program control measures across all functional elements and lessons learned mindset. 
  • Earned value management and Agile backgrounds are critical to this position.  Accountable for ensuring scope, schedule and cost baseline change control as well as delivering on production, quality and cost/profit objectives for assigned products and services.
  • Develop and successfully transition new development of products and services from qualification/certification into service ensuring a successful transition to operations, aftermarket and supply chain teams.  Successful transition requires a strong background in DFx processes and tools such as APQP. 
  • Responsible for ensuring outsource activities and alliance partners are executing per financial and contractual agreements. In addition, responsible for the management of customers, including the management of their expectations, customer satisfaction and scope.
  • Collaboratively partners with functional leaders across Commercial Aviation Solutions to provide enterprise-wide leadership. 
  • Establish a process improvement culture within the Program Management team including direct involvement with process improvement idea generation and project execution.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience or a Graduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience.  In lieu of a degree, minimum of 8 years of prior related experience. 
  • Must have strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Project Management tools.
  • Must have the ability to manage multiple complex programs at one time and meet required deadlines.
  • Must have experience leveraging Continuous Improvement methodologies to ensure program performance an improve business effectiveness.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Prefer MBA or advanced degree
  • Prefer related program management experience with embedded engineering development products. 
  • Prefer experience in avionics industry, in both Military and Commercial Market Segments
  • Prefer PMP certification along with previous experience utilizing earned value metrics

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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