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Raytheon Technologies Principal Specialist - Procurement in United Kingdom

Job Title: Principal Specialist - Procurement P3

Location(s): Any location - may require travel

Summary of Role:

Executes and manages routine and non-routine procurements at various values and complexity e.g. design, development and production procurements. Identifies and manages commercial risk. Leads or supports Contract Management strategy and activity in respect of responses for Requests for Proposals. Negotiates Purchase Orders and changes. Interfaces internally and externally. Contributes to Business Area strategies.

Main Duties:

  • Liaising with peers from other disciplines and businesses and the Functional SLT.

  • Sources, negotiates, awards and documents purchases for materials, services, and supplies.

  • Performs cost and price analysis, develops negotiation strategies, and leads negotiations in order to create value for money outcomes for procuring goods and services

  • Support early supplier identification and engagement for new business pursuits.

  • Responsible for Supply Chain bid/proposal activities for strategic pursuits.

  • Utilizes source selection techniques (best value, Total Cost of Ownership etc.), performs cost analyses, conducts negotiations, and identifies supplier risks.

  • Interface with Integrated Product Teams to understand technical and programme challenges and provide solution options for "buy" technologies.

  • Provide risk and opportunity analysis for early capture as it relates to introduction of new suppliers to mitigate risks with regard to early supplier decisions.

  • Ensures that requirements (prime contract, quality, terms and conditions) are properly communicated to suppliers.

  • Manages supplier performance to cost, schedule and quality requirements.

  • Interfaces with internal and supplier cross-functional organizations.

  • Assists in the development of bids and agreements.

  • Executes to customer requirements including government regulations, public law and Raytheon policies and procedures.

  • Contribute to the creation of business capture strategies by recommending strategic choices to improve the organisation’s short and long term performance

  • Continually assesses and promotes sustainable and responsible procurement, including social, cultural and diversity values in the organisation and throughout the supply chain

  • Facilitates relationships between program office/functional organisations and suppliers.

  • Utilises project management skills and techniques when managing suppliers.

  • Initiates and participates in supplier assessments and development activities.

  • Participate at supplier and internal reviews including Gates, MRBs and EACs

  • Produces support data or business cases/ briefing materials for management reviews

  • Participates / leads supplier assessments and supplier development activity teams, including the administration of appropriate due diligence activity

    Candidate Requirements:


  • Experience in Supply Chain, Subcontract Management, Procurement, Commodity and/or related field

  • Related degree//MCIPS/BA/MBA or equivalent

  • Flexible and positive attitude

  • Able to lead or perform effectively in a multi functional team

  • Excellent verbal and written communications and ability to brief at mid-mgmt level

  • Knowledge of import/export legislation and logistical requirements

  • Experience of programme management skills (IPDS/Risk Management/Programme Gating/ Metrics/SOW Development/Business Finance)

  • Experience in medium/high complexity proposal and programme governance activities

  • Administration of delivery/acceptance/invoicing of goods and services

  • Experience in or exposure to negotiating low/medium complexity non-standard agreements

  • Experience of developing and managing Subcontractor Relationship Management and collaborative working

  • Experience of problem solving and dispute resolution at mid-management level

  • Experience or knowledge of MRP, SAP and purchase order placement/ material receipt processes

  • Experience of working with international suppliers/programmes


  • Experience managing a team

  • Ability/Experience to manage a medium sized team with focus on policy and strategy implementation, along with operational plans with measurable contribution towards the achievement of results of the sub-function.

  • Experience in development of operational plans that generates processes and standards in support of the functional strategy and goals.

  • Experience as Control Account Manager

  • Experience of Team mate selection and Teaming Agreements

  • 6 Sigma process improvement skillset