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Raytheon Technologies Contracts Manager in Goleta, California

Join the Contracting team in beautiful Goleta/Santa Barbara California! Raytheon Intelligence and Space, Self Protect Systems, has an exciting opportunity for a Contracts Manager, responsible for supporting the capture and execution of a variety of contracts within our Emerging Programs portfolio. This position will be located at the Goleta/ Santa Barbara site, and relocation assistance is available for the right candidate!

The Emerging Programs portfolio includes Development, EMD, Production, and Sustainment contracts, so there is always something new to learn. Contract types include both Cost and Fixed type Incentive Contracts, Other Transaction Agreements (OTA), Inter-organizational Transfers (IOTs), IDIQ’s, and includes multiple USG and Prime Customers. The candidate will be responsible for interfacing with USG agencies in the procurement and execution process as well as other partners including other Raytheon locations, Consortiums, and other DoD Prime Contractors. It is expected that the Contract Manager will proactively engage with program teams and customers to ensure that the program is always executing within its contract requirements (including cost objectives, schedule requirements for deliverables, terms and conditions, and statement of work requirements). The Contract Manager will use sound business acumen and program knowledge to understand program performance, provide guidance, recommendations, and influence outcomes to achieve desired results. This role requires the skill to recognize contractual issues early in program performance in order to develop recommendations to implement solutions, carry them to completion, while exercising good judgement with minimal supervision.

This person should possess experience with Department of Defense (DoD) Contracting including developing negotiation strategies, intellectual property, and have an understanding of FAR and DFAR requirements. The ideal candidate will have contracts, program management, and leadership skills including:

  • Providing strategic thought leadership to develop innovative contracts solutions which will result in achieving program and business area objectives.

  • Engaging in strategic assessment of business pursuits, proposal preparation, contract negotiations and contract management.

  • Developing strategies for business pursuits.

  • Ensuring successful governance/compliance

  • Display an advanced understanding of business relationships and contract structures, while demonstrating an exemplary level of business acumen.

  • Differentiate between routine and non-routine contract elements and terms, and be able to make recommended solutions.

    Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 8 years of professional contracts or related experience

  • Extensive experience with USG and Prime contracting

  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS), and equivalent U.S. Government regulations

  • Experience in change management, requests for equitable adjustments (REAs), engineering change proposals (ECPs), dispute resolution and negotiations

  • Experience in various contract types

  • Ability to interpret, comply, and advise on company policies and procedures

  • Good problem-solving skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • High level of proficiency with MS Office applications

  • Ability to work independently with limited oversight

  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.

    Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of Raytheon Intelligence and Space procedures, processes, and tools

  • Active Secret Clearance

    Required Education:

  • BS/BA degree in Business Administration, Finance or other related degree or applicable work experience


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.