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L3Harris Wilmington - Senior Specialist, Subcontracts in Wilmington, Massachusetts


Job Title: Senior Specialist, Subcontracts

Job Code: SAS20200411-52591

Job Location: Wilmington, MA

Job Description:

The Subcontracts Manager is responsible for managing assigned complex assemblies in support of Program and Proposal execution. This management spans across the SCM value stream including requirements definition, sourcing, definitization, supplier management, and close-out. Performs supplier management using established practices to reduce overall risk and improve on time delivery per establish goals

Essential Functions:

  • Plans and implements activities related to the procurement of complex materials, goods and services

  • Works with Engineering and Quality to effectively establish requirements and competitively source materials

  • Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives

  • Approves and qualifies vendors, obtains quotes, examines bids and makes awards. Follows up on all awards through completion of order

  • Negotiates with suppliers and analyzes suppliers’ operations to determine factors that affect prices and to determine lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules

  • Reviews proposals, negotiates prices, selects or recommends suppliers, analyzes trends, and maintains necessary records

  • Prepares request for proposals (RFP) and bid packages. Negotiates and settles with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections, losses, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes. Follows applicable anti-corruption ethics, laws, and regulations

  • Communicates within and outside of the organization which include customers or vendors

  • Works to influence others to accept individual or team’s views or practices and changes to concepts, practices and approaches

  • Communicates with leadership regarding matters of importance to the functional or business area. May conduct briefings with leaders

  • Work consists of making significant improvements of processes, systems, solutions, or products to enhance performance of job area

  • May develop new concepts or standards, opportunities for problem solving and innovation, where information is difficult to obtain

  • Conducts extensive investigation to understand root cause of problems

  • Problems span a wide range of difficult and unique issues across the function and/or business area.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 6 years of prior relevant subcontracts experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience.

  • DoD electronics or Space experience.

    Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience in Government Procurement and compliance to FAR/DFAR

  • Supply Chain degree preferred

  • Project management experience

  • EVMS training

  • Supplier Risk management

  • Proficient in excel, Microsoft, and Power Point

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.