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Raytheon Technologies Contracts Specialist in Rockford, Illinois

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United States of America


A01: Rockford - Aerospace 4747 Harrison Avenue, Rockford, IL, 61125 USA

We are currently seeking a Contracts Specialist for our Rockford, IL facility supporting our government customers. In this role, you will assess, interpret, and review documents and oversee compliance of the contractual obligations for the Program value streams.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage, negotiate and ensure compliance on government contracts

  • Review and respond to Requests for Proposals (RFP's), Requests for Quotation (RFQ's) and Invitations for Bids (IFB's), contract terms and conditions

  • Participate in meetings to ensure all involved departments understand the contractual requirements

  • Monitor and submit all business proposals both for new and follow-on business including contract change proposals

  • Ensure all proposal content is agreed upon by management and has complied with internal Collins approval procedures

  • Responsible for the business unit change management process

  • Lead all contract negotiation teams, negotiate contracts and contract modifications within government regulations and corporate & business unit guidelines

  • Identify any undesirable high-risk terms & conditions flowed down by customers and, when appropriate, develop alternatives for risk mitigation for management approval including internal legal staff, then carry company position forward to customers and negotiate agreement on terms & conditions for incorporation into defined contract

  • Ensure that adequate customer funding on cost reimbursement-type contracts is maintained

  • Manage the interface between company review meetings and customers and take a lead role in resolving any matters affecting contract administration

  • ERP System Order fulfillment and demand management (SAP)

  • Prepare monthly contract status/progress reports for in-house use and/or submittal to the customers

  • Submit monthly invoices, monitor receivables and cash collections, and ensure payment from customers per the terms of all contracts

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience OR

  • Advance degree and 3 years of relevant experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required

US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Business, Finance, Marketing or related field preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Contract Administration preferred, with a heavy slant toward U.S. Government/DoD contracts.

  • Knowledge of Federal and Defense Acquisition Regulations

  • Knowledge of government invoicing systems and policies and procedures

  • Experience with Fixed Price, Cost Plus, IDIQ and Time and Material Contracts

  • Working knowledge of FAR 15 and Government Property Administration

  • Previous experience with DCAA, DCMA preferred

  • AP experience preferred

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

• Medical, dental, and vision insurance

• Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

• Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option

• Tuition reimbursement

• Life insurance and disability coverage

• Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal

• Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

• Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

• Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You

• Autism Benefit

• Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

• Adoption Assistance

• Best Doctors, second opinion program

• And more!

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

    Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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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.