Major Subcontracts Program Manager
L-3 Communications - Salt Lake City, UT

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USA-Utah-Salt Lake City


Communication Systems-West (CSW), a division of L-3 Communications, is a leader in defense electronics for strategic and tactical military operations. We provide high-performance data link systems to transfer information to and from aircraft, ships, satellites and ground stations throughout the world. Our data links feature real-time relay of information for reconnaissance and surveillance purposes.

The Subcontracts Program Manager works with Program Management, Contracts, Legal, Finance, Engineering, Quality, and Operations to identify requirements, select subcontractors, negotiate, and manage major subcontracts in support of Government Prime Contracts in accordance with the company and FAR/DFAR procurement policies and procedures. Coordinates and reports all activities between CSW and the subcontractors.

The Subcontracts Program Manager will work with all of the various business disciplines within CSW to assemble all requirements documentation in support of major proposals, bids, and contract modifications ensuring all appropriate flow-downs and requirements are met.

Analyze contract requirements, special provisions, terms, and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, corporate policies, and business unit procedures.

Work in planning the overall acquisition strategy; generating/implementing source selection competition plans; coordinating Requests for Information (RFI) in support of developing additional source lists; writing clear and concise Statements of Work (SOW) and identifying and managing baseline changes.

Support the fact-finding of major subcontract proposals and actively participate in negotiations of those proposals.

Possess the ability to negotiate win-win solutions.

Good interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate (verbally and in writing) to all levels of management.

Work effectively in a team setting with supporting organizations.

Effectively balance program plans, risks, and opportunities with executable strategies to meet requirements on budget.

Routinely lead technical and management reviews (SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR, TIMs, etc.) and programmatic/business reviews (PMRs, Status Tracking and Action Item Teleconferences, Cost and Schedule assessments, etc.)

Identify risks and develop risk mitigation strategies and/or corrective action plans.

Expert knowledge of FAR/DFAR/ITAR requirements and the ability to communicate issues, impacts, and corrective action plans to the team.

Understand Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and be able to manage subcontract cost and schedule while remaining within budgets and with acceptable quality.

Comprehend complex program and interdependencies and be able to provide clear consistent priorities to his/her subcontractors.

Manage several subcontractors at any one time with the ability to multi-task and communicate on a daily basis for status reporting.

The highest level of ethics and integrity are a must.



: Bachelors degree in Business Management or Engineering; MBA is a plus

This position requires a Bachelors degree in Business Management, Engineering and/or equivalent experience and ten plus (10+) years of related experience with at least 2 years of supervisory experience. MBA would be a plus. Proficiency in MS Office.

Travel will be required throught the United States and occasionally internationally; a valid U.S. passport will be required.

Due to the nature of our work qualified candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance.

This position may be filled at a higher grade based on the successful applicant's skills, education and experience.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.

US Security Clearance Required








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Communications Systems-West

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