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L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.

Principal Subcontract Administrator

L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. - Northampton, MA

Description L3 KEO employs a full spectrum of engineering and manufacturing disciplines to design and build sensor systems for submarines, surface ships, combat vehicles, and other defense platforms. L3 KEO is the US Navy\u2019s choice for submarine imaging and surface electro-optical gun directors. At KEO we are entering our second century of business and have been part of many firsts dating back to our founding in 1916 when we designed the first submarine periscope for the United States Navy. Today KEO has delivered and supports imaging systems on every operational US Navy submarine and many friendly navies throughout the world. Located in a state of the art manufacturing facility in Northampton, MA we pride ourselves as being a culture of continuous improvement. Branded by our history and driven by innovation \u2013 KEO continues to set the standard for world-class submarine imaging and electro-optical Gun Weapon Systems integration. As a Subcontract Specialist you are responsible to negotiate, place and administer major subcontracts and procurements. In this role you will work with Program Management Engineering and Quality to develop procurement specification and statement of work. Prepare RFPs and lead source selection teams when evaluating potential suppliers. You will also: Negotiate major subcontracts with selected suppliers, evaluate proposals and cost data, and take a leadership role in conducting financial and technical analysis. Provide adequate cost and pricing analysis support for each subcontract. Insure compliance with all Government and customer requirements, including FAR and appropriate certifications. Coordinate completion and close out of all subcontracts insuring full compliance with Division contract and administrative requirements. Assist in the preparation and negotiation of teaming agreements and special contract arrangement used in the development of Division new business. Ensure subcontract compliance with Public Laws, IIS policies, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR\/DFAR), and ITAR and import\/export requirements. Responsible for the maintenance of FAR and implementation of contractual changes and modification flowed down from the Contracts Department. Maintain productive relations with all suppliers, even under challenging conditions. Make periodic visits to suppliers to validate Subcontract Compliance and Performance to Plan through active review of leading performance indicators, and timely report of status to Program Management and Engineering. Seek out and recommend appropriate Corrective\/ Mitigating Action(s) when necessary, and new sources of supply when necessary. Maintain effective communication with all Departments with regard to cost of materials, delivery status, cost reduction proposals, technical problems and solutions, and all other issues affecting the continuity of material supply. Provide leadership role on Cost Reduction teams and in support of Value Analysis efforts. Seek out, propose and execute cost improvement wherever possible. Keep Purchasing Manager informed of major procurement cost and schedule issues. Conduct all actions in a professional and ethical manner. Perform all duties within parameters of the Purchasing Manual. Perform other related duties as assigned. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS & DUTIES: Oversee and participate in high value subcontract negotiation Determine the appropriate selection and issuance of fixed price, time and materials, labor hours and cost-type agreements and\/or purchase orders. Develop financial strategy in driving the cost model down to increase profitability Collaborate with the program the coordination of process validation, first article inspections as well as prototype and production schedule Work in collaboration with the IPT team the coordination of early supplier involvement in highly technical and\/or complex new products, parts and designs to optimize quality and meet schedule Oversee the management of subcontractors to meet all subcontract requirements including but not limited to management of financial obligations and mitigating cost overruns, schedule, technical and quality requirements Measure the effectiveness and performance of subcontractors across the business based on active review and assessment of EVMS & technical performance Responsible for the reporting of subcontractor\u2019s performance utilizing the monthly Supplier Rating System Develop solutions in resolving supplier contractual issues that requires a high level of creativity Perform risk assessment, identify potential risks and impacts, and develop mitigation plans Participate in source selection process and the development of cost proposal during new business pursuit working collaboratively with Program Management and team leaders. Contribute in process improvement of the department Follow market price trends and develop market strategies. Serves as a consultant to management and special external spokespersons for the organization on major matters pertaining to its policies, plans, and objectives. #LI-MK1 Qualifications KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Minimum Education Required: Bachelor\u2019s Degree with a Masters Preferred Minimum Experience Required: 10 years of related experience in major complex subcontracts Knowledge: Contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques and standards; considered an expert in the field. Skills Required: Strong leadership and negotiation skills required Possess a clear and substantial understanding of Supply Base Management, i.e., the most advantageous utilization of qualified suppliers in support of the Division\u2019s goals and objectives Possess strong PC skills in order to generate correspondence, charts, reports and data as required Experience in purchasing, inventory, planning and MRP systems Experience working with lean manufacturing processes and principles Position will require 20-25% domestic and international travel Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Works well with management, peers and subordinates Experience supervising, coaching and developing staff Must have the ability to obtain a US Secret Clearance Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities\/ females \/ veterans \/ individuals with disabilities \/ sexual orientation \/ gender identity. US Security Clearance Required:None Schedule :Full-time Shift :Day - 1st Travel :Yes, 25 % of the Time Organization :Division - Imaging & Integd Solution\/KEO-20000056 Job Level :Individual Contributor Job Posting :Apr 2, 2018, 3:53:39 PM Job :Procurement

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L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.


Principal Subcontract Administrator L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. - Northampton, MA, United States


Location: Northampton, MA

Company Profile:
L-3 is a prime contractor in Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C3ISR) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. Our customers include the U.S. Department of Defense and its prime contractors, U.S. Government intelligence agencies, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Justice, allied foreign governments, domestic and foreign commercial customers and select other U.S. federal, state and local government agencies.