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Raytheon Technologies Contracts Principal Specialist / Contracts Manager in Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Company Overview

Raytheon Missiles and Defense is a technology and innovation leader in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions thanks to employees who live our Values of Trust, Respect, Collaboration, Innovation and Accountability. Diversity is a part of our culture and a key to our success. When world-class talent works together in a place that is respectful and inclusive, we solve some of the world's hardest problems

At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, you have the opportunity to try new things and make a bigger difference across a broader end-to-end solution, a richer technology and product set, an expanded range of disciplines, a growing global footprint and a more diverse team of colleagues and customers.

Job Description:

Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD) has an opportunity in its Advanced Sensors Maritime Program Area within the Advanced Technology organization for a Principle Specialist, Contracts or Manager, Contracts. The Advanced Technology area focuses on key pursuits as well as development efforts that serve as the growth engine and front end of the business, critical to the future of RMD. The successful applicant will support the development of proposals, as well as management and administration of contracts with the primary customer being the Department of Defense. Duties will include analysis of Requests for Proposals (RFPs), conduct contract negotiations and provide general contract administration. The selected applicant will interface with multiple customers on contracting matters and ensure that proposed and negotiated terms and conditions comply with company policies as well as advise program management of contractual rights and obligations and means to mitigate contractual/program risks. Minimal travel may be required.

The position will be well suited for a highly motivated, well organized individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment. Your responsibilities will include developing creative approaches to solving problems while employing sound change management and communication skills.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Provide sound contract management to meet customer obligations, achieve company objectives, and comply with company policies

  • Professionally represent Raytheon on contractual transactions and work closely with customers to develop business relationships

  • Lead for the analysis of Requests for Proposal (RFP), development of proposals, proposal reviews and coordination, negotiation, contractual agreements, contracts execution, as well as general contract administration

  • Effectively manage contractual scope and terms and conditions to ensure work is performed to the overall contract scope

  • Identify, mitigate, and drive the resolution of contractual issues as they may arise

  • Work closely within cross-functional teams to construct, submit, and negotiate Terms and Conditions and pricing proposals, examine and understand cost structure estimates of labor, material, engineering services, production costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness

  • Provide guidance regarding contractual and business issues, advising management of contractual rights and obligations as well as possible mitigation of contractual/program risks.

    Qualifications You Need:

  • 5 years of contract experience including negotiation and administration of contracts and/or subcontracts

  • BA/BS in Business, Finance or related field

  • Principle Specialist, Contracts requires a Bachelor degree and 5 years of direct experience (or master’s degree plus 3 years of experience)

  • Manager, Contracts requires a Bachelor degree and 8 years of direct experience (or master’s degree plus 6 years of experience)

  • Prior experience with US Government contracts

    Qualifications We Value:

  • Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)

  • Ability to understand the financial aspects of contracts and risk quantification

  • Existing DoD Secret/Top Secret clearance

  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective relationships with customers and internal partners based on understanding, teamwork, and trust

  • Experience working is a fast-paced environment, where prioritization is required to be effective

  • Proven record of responsiveness with strong time management and organization skills

  • Contractual acumen with proficiency in contracts fundamentals

  • Related contract administration experience including hands-on proposal preparation and contract negotiations with the US Department of Defense (DoD)

  • Familiarity with Other Transaction Agreements, Intellectual Property, license agreements, or teaming agreements

  • Juris Doctor a plus

    What We Offer:

    Whether you are just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

    Security Clearance:

    This position requires the eligibility to obtain security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations, and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens.

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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.

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