Lead, Subcontracts

Harris   •  

Fort Wayne, IN

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


8 - 10 years

Posted 114 days ago

This job is no longer available.

ob Description: 

This position is accountable for managing the Subcontractor(s) suppliers in the field.

Key focus areas are cost, schedule and technical performance on major Subcontracts for assigned programs and for the maintenance of an appropriate relationship with the Subcontractor resulting in successful support of program, division and corporate objectives Manages subcontract work statements and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment and/or services. Prepares bid packages, conducts bidders' conferences, analyzes and evaluates proposals, negotiates subcontract provisions, selects or recommends subcontractors, writes awards and administers resulting subcontracts, ensures compliance to all internal and Government (FAR) Procurements Regulations, monitors Subcontractor performance and initiates corrective action measures when necessary. Negotiates and coordinates additions, deletions or modifications to subcontracts. Participates with contracts administration and purchasing to develop subcontract policies and procedures.

Accountable for effective planning of material requirements, inventory control, supplier evaluation and selection, placement of purchase orders subcontracts for assigned procurements, supplies or services and for the conduct of supplier relations resulting in successful support of department, division, and corporate objectives. Monitors Subcontractor performance and initiates corrective action measures when necessary.

Manages Subcontractor cost, schedule and technical performance to insure meeting Subcontracted Program segment contractual commitments. Establishes major milestones such as preliminary reviews and critical reviews and other schedule goals for this segment. Establishes and implements program plans in compliance with specifications, performance requirements, costs and schedules. Is responsible for meeting all assigned objectives of the program. Works interactively with engineering in support of the Subcontracts and provides program and segment reporting on Subcontractor status and performance.
Monitors all program segment activities to ensure compliance with product specifications, performance requirements, schedules and cost commitments. Identifies existing or potential problems in terms of schedule and budget, etc., and works with affected Departments, Subcontractors and or the Customer in resolving or avoiding them.

Contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques and standards

  • Strong Program Management / Subcontracts focus
    • Coordinates and monitors major sub-contractor activities and subcontractor deliverables and finances
    • Develops, reviews, and approves plans, schedules, subcontract agreements and other program documents
    • Prepares and provides requiredreports, briefings, and technical reviews to senior management as requested
  • Ability to manage many subcontracts simultaneously


  • BA/BS in Business or Engineering and 9 years of experience; or equivalent.
  • 9 years purchasing/subcontracts experience managing large complex purchase orders and subcontracts
  • 2+ years of experience in both Engineering and Program Management,
  • 2 years experience in Fixed Price and Cost reimbursable contracts required
  • 5 years experience in negotiating terms and conditions (both FAR based and commercial law based) with knowledge in intellectual property rights, software license agreements and development contracts.

Preferred Additional Skills: 

  • Experience with Space Programs/NASA 
  • Experience Planning, organizing, and directing. Objective thinker, problem solver with ability to execute challenging tasks to completion. 
  • Experience providing/reinforcing the credibility and commitment of Harris at appropriate executive levels customer community. 
  • Background in organizing and coordinating customer visits participation in appropriate symposiums and trade shows. 
  • Understanding of the customer procurement processes and government funding approval. 
  • Experience making effective decisions regarding the profitability and achievability of pursuits. 
  • Experience working with other Program Managers, Business Development Managers, Product Lines, and Engineering functions.