Harris Corporation Procurement Group Lead in Palm Bay, Florida

Procurement Group Lead 7/31/18--Supply ChainUSA - FL - Palm Bay




Job ID: SIS20183107-26267


Job Title: Procurement Group Lead

Job Location: Palm Bay, Florida

Job ID: SIS20182603-24010

Job Description:

  • Lead Team of Procurement buyers for products and services for government and commercial programs

  • Oversee team’s development and management of RFQ/RFP process, negotiation agreements and management of the contract for medium to complex sourcing requirements.

  • Assist team, as necessary in, evaluation of bids and supplier selection based on price, delivery, quality, and service to obtain best overall value for Harris.

  • Utilize MRP systems, PeopleSoft financial system, Supplier Rating System, RI Web Applications, and Supplier Net applications.

  • Acts as a primary Harris point of contact to manage overall relationships with critical suppliers in order to facilitate long-term partnerships.

  • Interface closely with Program Teams on strategic efforts surrounding critical requirements, risks and opportunities, and supply chain challenges and initiatives

  • Interprets FAR/DFAR/ITAR laws, rules and regulations regarding import/export control certifications and licenses.

  • Lead and Motivate team to support key initiatives and programs, career development opportunities and change management.

  • Meets established goals, objectives, and performance metrics and solves problems of increased scope and complexity where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.

  • Confers with suppliers to determine factors that affect competitive total cost of ownership consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules. Evaluate root cause and corrective action with suppliers on late delivery performance.

  • Builds stable working relationships with manufacturing, quality engineers, material management and program office regarding procurement demands by early involvement with programs and suppliers to determine risk mitigation actions for critical path parts.


  • Bachelor's Degree and9+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Strong Leadership and Interpersonal skills

  • Excellent communication and written skills

  • Negotiation and follow-up skills

  • PC skills in MS office, with Word and Excel

  • Ability to follow through with work assignments, shows dedication to producing work of the highest quality and strong skills in driving tasks to closure

  • Experience in Space Businesses and with Hi-Rel requirements

  • Detail oriented and organized

Security Clearance:

Please be aware that many of our positions require candidates to be able 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 Harris Corporation 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.

Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

Candidates will support Environment, Health and Safety by fulfilling the Harris EHS Policy, complying with Harris EHS programs and applicable regulations, and striving for continual EHS improvement.

Job Profile Matching Criteria:

Expertise--Supply Chain

LocationUSA - FL - Palm Bay