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L3Harris Sr. Associate Procurement/Estimator in Ayer, Massachusetts


Sr. Associate Procurement/ Estimator

Job Code: PRP2

Job Location: Ayer, MA

Job Description:

Quote, source, select, purchase and report on materials and assemblies as assigned (e.g. machined components, weldments, fabricated metal assemblies, electronic components, PCBA’s, motors, gears and other similar products) using established policies and procedures in a Maritime and Defense manufacturing company.

Requires an ability to understand the component obsolescence market and to identify and institute opportunities to mitigate risk on programs containing potential obsolete components.

Measures of success include swift and accurate processing of RFQ’s, placement of simple purchase orders and positive key performance indicator results including minimal Late Quotes in queue, Supplier Performance, On time PO placement, and cost savings.

Essential Functions:

  • Obtain current quotations from designated suppliers based on RFQ’s assigned

  • Identify and develop new sources of supply using existing L3Harris Supply Chain policies where current global supplier capabilities are inadequate.

  • Maintain an in depth knowledge of approved supplier base in order to execute job functions efficiently and work with Engineering/ programs team as Subject Matter Expert in supplier sourcing options for requested commodity

  • Must be able to represent L3HARRIS as the first initial supplier engagement point for program proposals and maintain strong, collaborative supplier relationships to ensure timely quote turnaround.

  • Capable of independently working with program managers, product configuration and engineering staff to obtain material specifications and BOM information needed to quote part pricing and lead time.

  • Manage day to day procurement activities including internal and supplier communications, negotiate schedule and delivery changes, price changes, revised terms and special arrangements with suppliers.

  • Develop, implement, and negotiate price and delivery terms with suppliers to minimize material cost, inventory levels, and transportation costs while supporting production demand requirements.

  • Manage relationships with key suppliers through monthly supplier workshops to include review of supplier scorecards, OTD performance, open order reports, forecasts, supply chain risk elements, efficiency opportunities and other supplier management functions as required to improve supplier performance.

  • Negotiate and execute critical, complex, high-value awards either in conjunction with a buyer or independently.

  • Identify/ lead discussions and meetings /close out cost reduction ideas with suppliers generated from workshops and/or suggestions; and maintains performance management system to drive ideas to closure.

  • Expeditiously maintain and execute RMA process for designated part numbers.

  • Create and maintain reports (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly) as needed to monitor quoting activity levels, and support proposal schedules.

  • Optimize commodity spending and provide minimum target annual savings through cost reductions, cost avoidance and operational improvements.

  • Review MRP requirements to ensure component deliveries are scheduled in line with production requirements as needed; review and issue purchase orders and make necessary changes to requirements, schedule and price.

  • Maintain and improve MRP data integrity on part numbers and BOMs as designated.

    Qualifications: (refer to Career Framework)

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience or 2 years post-Secondary/ Associates Degree and a minimum of 6 years of prior related experience. Graduate Degree or equivalent with 0 to 2 years of prior related experience; 3 years’ experience purchasing electro-mechanical parts, components, and assemblies preferred

  • Experience with ERP/MRP demand and forecast systems.

  • Excellent computer skills with strong proficiency in Windows™ interface, Microsoft Office™ package (Microsoft Outlook®, Microsoft Excel®, Microsoft Word®, Microsoft PowerPoint®, Microsoft Access®), Microsoft Project and software.

  • Demonstrated experience with negotiations and supplier relationship management

  • Demonstrated problem solver with ability to function and execute assigned tasks in a fast-paced environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to exceed expectations (beyond daily work requirements).

    Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal, and decision making skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills with keen attention to detail

  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

  • Must be able to exhibit a positive attitude and communicate clearly and effectively, and, most importantly, promote collaboration among the team

  • Domestic travel may be required on a limited basis

  • Selected applicant may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information

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.