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Lead, Contracts

Posted May 29
Full Time
Salt Lake City, Utah

Job Description

L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Job Title: Lead, Contracts

Job Code: 11046

Job Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Job Schedule: 9/80, 1st shift 

Job Description:

This position is responsible for conducting proposal preparation, pre-contract data collection, and administering, extending, negotiating and terminating standard and nonstandard government contracts.

Essential Functions:

  • Preparing, negotiating, and administering a large volume of contracts of various types for a variety of customers.
  • Ensuring contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, customer specifications, FAR, DFAR and ITAR.
  • Reviewing RFPs; preparing proposals including engineering changes; performing associated negotiation and defining activities.
  • Performing risk assessment of proposal/contract terms and conditions; formulating and executing strategies to minimize potential risks to the business.
  • Working with customers, management, and program teams to resolve issues, secure approvals, and ensure successful contract execution.
  • Serving as point of contact for the customer during all phases of a program.
  • Generating and maintaining contract documentation.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 13 years of prior related experience.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense Secret security clearance.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with FAR and DFARS required and functional knowledge of SAP input and report generation.
  • Must have hands on experience with ITAR
  • Must have experience with reviewing RFPs, preparing proposals, negotiation, definitization  and administration of DoD Contracts
  • Must have 6+ years current experience with risk assessment of proposals/contract terms and conditions and strategies to minimize potential risks to the business.
  • Must have experience effectively interfacing at all levels of company management
  • Must have 6+years current experience effectively interfacing with Government customers and other customer organizations


  • Must be able to travel as required and on short notice.
  • This position requires the ability to work any shift, weekends, and overtime as required.
  • Current and active Secret security clearance, or higher.
  • Experience in problem solving through creative solutions drawing from prior experience is preferred.
  • Must be detailed oriented
  • Must possess excellent communications skills. Effectively communicate via formal letters complicated and sensitive subjects, possess proper email skills, and possess excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Must have experience and be able to manage complex projects or processes.
  • Must have experience leading a team/project in gathering comprehensive data from multiple disciplines and lead a team to address complex issues and concerns.  Problems typically require consideration from multiple areas or specialties.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability 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 L3Harris Technologies 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.

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.

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