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L3Harris Lead, Program Manager in Simi Valley, California


Job Title: Lead, Program Manager

Job Code: AS20210401-54652

Job Location:Simi Valley, CA

Job Description:

Responsible for the execution of company programs including cost, schedule, and technical performance. Coordinates the preparation and release of program plans, schedules, budgets, and estimates to complete. Acts as the primary customer interface for program activities and leads program meeting/reviews with the customer and executive staff. Engages in all activities to maintain continuity with all programs on a “cradle to grave” basis. Identifies, analyzes, and mitigates all program risk.

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports to Director, Programs.

  • Supports production and logistics for on-time delivery and risks associated with production line stoppages, product deployment, spares, repairs/RMA turnaround time, O&M documentation and training.

  • Plans, organizes, controls, and directs complex technical programs to ensure successful accomplishment of technical design, financial goals, and manufacturing objectives.

  • Provides a single point of contact on program activities for both the customer and L3Harris Datron as well as coordinate program planning with the customer to ensure the identification of appropriate schedules, design efforts, costs, and other considerations.

  • Coordinates program details within L3Harris Datron with a wide variety of individuals and functions leading to successful program conclusion.

  • Reviews potential changes in contract scope and advise management and customer of the impact.

  • Negotiates cost and schedule modifications, as well as develops and writes program plans, and assists and/or coordinates the preparation of cost and technical proposals in response to customer requirements.

  • Coordinates and conducts design review activities and meetings, schedules internal meetings and customer presentations as required, and prepares and manages departmental budget and expenses.


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a Business or Engineering related field.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Program Management is required.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Project.

  • Must be able to interface with engineering, manufacturing, and management personnel.

  • Must be able to maximize production and spares profits, maintain a high level of customer service by managing delivery, failures, RMA turnaround, and spares.