- Subject matter expert with knowledge of job area and in-depth knowledge of project management, with the ability to lead all aspects of the Subcontract acquisition process from proposal stage through Program award and execution. This acquisition process includes requirements definition, generation of Statements of Work, generation of Requests for Proposals, proposal evaluations, source selections, negotiations and definitization, file documentation, ensuring compliance to all internal and Government FAR/DFAR/DPAS/CPSR Procurement Regulations, change management, invoice approvals, dispute resolution and subcontract close-out.
- Analysis of markets and strategic sourcing to align with business goals.
- Responsible for managing Subcontractor cost, schedule and technical performance, and ensuring L3Harris and Customer objectives are achieved, including on-time delivery, exceptional quality, and affordability with the ability to monitor & assess project issues and develop mechanisms & resolutions to meet goals.
- Strong understanding of baseline centric execution and Change Management with the ability to review status of projects, budgets, forecasts, EVMS; contribute to status reports.
- Develop, maintain and manage strategic relationships with suppliers to achieve Program, Customer and Corporate goals for sales, orders and profit.
- Partners with Engineering, Program Team, Commodity Managers and Suppliers to drive alignment with commodity strategies for supply base optimization and lowest total acquisition cost.
- Negotiation expertise to include drafting and negotiate contract vehicles including Subcontracts, Letter Subcontracts, Teaming Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, and Sole Source Agreements.
- Establish & manage major contractual milestones, such as preliminary and critical reviews and other contractual schedule goals throughout the program, including analysis of supplier capacity and capabilities.
- Responsible for initiating corrective action measures with Suppliers when necessary and assessing trends in performance to prevent delays or cost overrun.
- Motivated self-starter well versed in the Subcontract Process Flow and managing supplier performance in the areas of technical scope, schedule, and cost.
- Drive all aspects of major subcontract execution (cost, schedule, technical, quality) and full integration of the subcontract work scope within the program, e.g. proposals, negotiations, contract execution, etc.
- Seamless integration of Subcontracts, Engineering, Quality, Finance, and Planning organizations in support of Program Management and Business Development.
- Accountable to Program Manager, Business Development, Supply Chain Leadership and Operations.
- Responsible to analyze diverse set of issues and challenging development program(s) changes and communicate effectively to Program(s) and Supply Chain Executive Leadership.
- Work closely with SCMs, Program Management and Technical personnel, to support/manage high-dollar value proposals and subcontracts.
- Strategically support Program(s) and SCMs on critical negotiations and strategies development.
- Strong negotiations skills and knowledge of legal terms and conditions.
- Experience with Intellectual Property (IP) and Patent requirements.
- Work closely with Trade Compliance and provide guidance and support to the Program(s) related to correct document markings. (i.e. Export Controlled, Proprietary Information, ITAR, EAR, etc.)
- Able to work directly with Technical Team(s) to identify processes, requirements, Statement of Works improvements and propose changes, to include Supply Chain risk mitigation strategies with possible cost savings/avoidance.
- Ability to travel domestically and internationally if needed. (~25%)
- Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum 9 years of prior Subcontracts or prior related experience, or Graduate Degree win a minimum of 7 years of prior Subcontracts or prior related experience.
- Previous Subcontracts and negotiation experience.
Preferred Additional Skills:
- FAR/DFARS experience.
- DoD Clearance is desired, but not required.
- Experience in the following contract types: FFP, FPIF, T&M, Labor Hour, Cost-Plus. (w/fixed-fee, incentive fee, or award fee)
- Experience managing budgets and sales forecasting.
- Proficient in Microsoft Suite of Products. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Lean Six Sigma experience.