L-3 Communications Global Procurement and Supplier Contracts Program Manager in Ontario, Canada

Global Procurement & Supplier Contracts Manager

L-3 Communications is a prime contractor in Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C3ISR) systems and 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, allied foreign governments, domestic and foreign commercial customers and select other U.S. federal, state and local government agencies

L-3 Wescam develops and produces state-of-the-art multi-spectral and multi-sensor Electro Optic and Infrared (EO/IR) imaging and targeting sensor systems. Our advanced EO/IR laser imaging and targeting sensor systems provide unparalleled Intelligence/Surveillance/Reconnaissance (ISR) capability to Defense/Military, Homeland Security and airborne Law Enforcement including marine and ground-based platforms. With over 3500 systems fielded worldwide, Wescam products and systems can be found on over 135 different types of platforms including fixed-wing, rotary wing and UAV platforms.

The Role

L3 Wescam’s primary operations are focused on intelligence/surveillance/reconnaissance hardware and systems. This role focuses on the systems integration elements of our products, including satellite to ground-based vehicle communications uplinks and the integration of the entire array of systems and hardware. We are seeking a Global Procurement and Supplier Contracts expert to assist in managing our growing business.

This global role is in response to L3’s expanding market share and global dominance of the ISR market. With up to 70% travel (initially) to customer locations in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), the Procurement and Supplier Contracts Manager has overall responsibility for supplier cost, delivery and quality, schedule attainment to program specifications and ultimately – major subcontract program progress.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Plan the sourcing selection process and lead the program team through specific supplier evaluation and selection, adhering to fair and equitable procurement practices with direct line to corporate policies and strategies

  • Lead negotiation efforts on applicable subcontracts and support of negotiation efforts for related contracts with multiple suppliers of optical sensor and laser systems and subsystems, satellite communications and video control systems

  • Create SOW, schedules, and bidder instructions for RFQ, RFP, or RFI, including market analysis

  • Ensure complete flow down of customer contractual requirements into subcontract T's and C's

  • Creation and maintenance of subcontractor evaluations and award justification

  • Resolve subcontractor issues through continuous improvement and Total Quality approach

  • Responsible for reporting and achieving program milestones (cost, delivery and quality)

  • Establishing forwarding/warehousing and in-country logistics with 3rd party providers

  • Procurement administration, implementation and coordination of new business opportunities, including new program subcontracts or reconfiguration or multiple/alternate source exercises

  • Work closely with Procurement leadership team to support supply chain strategies, processes and priorities within Program Management and Engineering teams

  • Liaison with commodity procurement for prioritization of part procurement

  • Identify problems and initiate corrective action to mitigate program and commercial risk

  • Dedicated to process re-engineering through an innovative, resourceful and adaptable approach as it relates to supply chain

  • Support our Bids and Proposal teams with specific market intelligence on supplier capability and capacity for future business pursuits and RFP support.



Skills and Experience Requirements

  • Background in Defense/Aerospace market verticals is highly preferred, or Industrial Engineering and/or Electrical Manufacturing experience

  • Program Management and Project Management skills – PMP designation is preferred

  • Ability to travel extensively to global locations

  • Multi-lingual capabilities are highly preferred

  • Ability to obtain and maintain NATO and Controlled Good Program clearances

  • Clear and concise understanding of NPI, SQA, and application of FAR/DFARS requirements

  • An understanding of Canadian quality standards is required, knowledge of global quality standards is considered highly preferential

  • Experience with COTS/MOTS procurement and supplier protocols

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Operation Management and Business practices

  • Knowledge of Program Management and Subcontracts Principles

  • Ability to handle multiple projects and establish priorities in an environment where priorities may compete

  • Excellent computer skills

  • Excellent communicator both written and verbal

Education Requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree in a related field or equivalent experience in an Engineering-To-Order environment

  • APICS, PMAC accreditation or working towards accreditation

    WESCAM offers a challenging and dynamic work environment. Work with leading-edge technology and tools, alongside some of the best thought leaders in our industry, in an environment that values work/life balance.

Benefits include every second Friday off with pay (9/80 work schedule) in addition to regular vacation and public holidays, free on-site gym, free fruit, free bagels on the last day of the week, a strong focus on continuing education and much more.

Most of all, WESCAM is working towards a noble cause. Our work has a direct link to saving people's lives and safeguarding freedom around the world. We truly do make a difference in our work and in the world!

For more information, please check us out at:http://www.wescam.com/

Organization: *Division L-3 Wescam

Title: Global Procurement and Supplier Contracts Program Manager

Location: CAN-Ontario-Burlington

Requisition ID: 085492