Senior Subcontracts Manager

Senior Subcontracts Manager
Job Description: The senior-level Subcontracts Manager is responsible for program subcontracting activities crucial to program success. The role will report to the department Director and expected to function as a team lead and subcontracts subject matter expert. The selected candidate will apply firm knowledge of procurement, project management, legal procedures, policies and regulation. Additionally, they will maintain or improve cost, schedule, quality and improve profitability of assigned projects.
Major Responsibilities:
Develops and enhances relationships with suppliers; serves as the primary contact for both internal and external communications related to the project's major subcontracts, and fosters a positive and mutually beneficial relationship.
Drafting and negotiating subcontracts, which may include engineering design and development subcontracts, material or production subcontracts, Intellectual Property purchase agreements, Intellectual Property License agreements, Proprietary Information Agreements, Teaming Agreements, etc.
Enforcing performance guarantees and remedies, where necessary, to maintain a high level of performance.
Interfacing, stimulating, coordinating, supporting and assessing the contribution from the other company functions in terms of information necessary to finalize and manage subcontracts (i.e. SOW's, Program Schedules, Business Strategy Plans, other).
Managing subcontracts by ensuring an adequate flow of information among the several company functions and the Subcontractors; and, promoting, monitoring and coordinating the resolution of action items necessary to the successful execution of the assigned subcontracts.
Monitoring financials associated with assigned subcontracts and assessing the health of the subcontracts throughout their life-cycle, taking the necessary measures to make the subcontracts a success and identifying and managing the necessary corrective actions to resolve critical issues.
Actively works to support the development of new technologies and supplier capabilities. Initiates and supports supplier qualification when new sources are required.
Drives cost savings and quality improvement projects.
Review open invoices and insures timely two-way or three-way match requirements to keep all suppliers current.
Reduces procurement cost and improves responsiveness by analyzing supply chain and commodity trends, measuring and reporting results as well as enhancing established procedures.
Support program and company objectives/needs.
Other duties as assigned.
The L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation Division was founded in 1956 and for over 50 years IEC has played a key role in the most successful defense system of modern history. Headquartered in Anaheim, CA, IEC is a recognized industry leader in defense and security solutions. Providing critical technology advancements in the areas of GPS/ Position Navigation and Timing, and Range and Test Solutions.
Required Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelors degree in Operations Management, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or other related field (MBA desired) and a passion to further a career with L3 Interstate Electronics.
Required Experience:
10 overall years professional experience in any combination of subcontract management, purchasing, supply chain management, material management, project management, legal, or engineering.
A minimum of 5 years experience specifically in subcontract management.
Comprehensive experience managing cost reimbursable (CR, CPFF, CPIF, CPAF, T&M, Labor Hour, etc) type subcontracts.
Experience interacting with DCMA, DCAA, and other federal agencies.
Direct experience and compliance with Truth in Negotiation Act (PL-87-653).
Required Skills:
Strong understanding of UCC, Terms & Conditions, financial analysis, and supplier risk mitigation.
Strong understanding of FARS/DFARS.
Must be independent and able to work with little direction.
Firm understanding of procurement practices.
Extensive experience negotiating and managing major subcontracts for cost, schedule, and quality.
Understands and clearly communicates design specifications to suppliers, including the ability to read and comprehend complex statement of work and specification documents, and drawings.
Familiarity with quality management systems, such as ISO or AS.
Strong analytical background.
Experience working and interfacing with Suppliers, Manufacturing, Inventory Management, Quality, and Engineering.
Excellent people skills to include collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment.
Outstanding work ethic and commitment to organizational success.
Proficient with Microsoft Office products.
Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, & presentation).
Desired Experience:
Experience or education with a MRP system.
Experience with Deltek's Costpoint system.
5 years work experience in non-procurement role, such as engineering, operations tech, quality, program management.
Experience with Earned Value Management methodology and techniques (either managing subcontracts subject to EVM or participating in reporting for prime contracts subject to EVM).
Professional certifications from ISM, APICS, NCMA, or other organization.
Special Requirements: Due to the nature of our work, our facility is a cleared facility. As such, this position requires US Citizenship.
If you thrive on challenge, are motivated, creative, and can hit the ground running, we want YOU on our team!
L-3 is a leading supplier of communications and specialized products and services to the U.S. Department of Defense, intelligence agencies, federal civilian agencies, state and local governments, foreign governments, and major aerospace and defense prime contractors. L-3 employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide, and the company reported 2015 sales of $10.47 billion.
9/80 Work Week with Every Other Friday Off
Competitive Compensation Package
Medical, Dental, Vision, Tuition Reimbursement
Stock Purchase Plan, 401(K) with matching.
12 Annual Holidays
Work on a Campus Setting.
Onsite Company Restaurant serving Breakfast and Lunch
Basketball Court, Running Track
Exercise Equipment, Showers, Locker Rooms
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
L-3 IEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer ? minorities / females / vet / disability / sexual orientation / gender identity.

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