Licht joins the club from the Arizona Cardinals where he served as their director of player personnel for the 2012 season, as replacement for Mark Dominik, who was fired at the end of the regular season.
"We are excited to welcome Jason Licht as the new general manager of the Buccaneers," said Buccaneers co-chairman Joel Glazer told the club's official website.
"Jason is a seasoned NFL personnel veteran who has worked with some of the most accomplished individuals in professional football while contributing to success in New England, Philadelphia and Arizona.
"His strong player personnel background provides the ideal complement to Lovie Smith's philosophy as our head coach. We look forward to working with Jason and Lovie as we set the foundation and chart the course for the future of Buccaneers football."
Licht has worked in the NFL since 1995.