Contracts Principal Specialist / Contracts Manager

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
Contracts Managers are entrusted with our most important asset: the trust and respect of our customers. The official face of Raytheon Missiles and Defense (RMD) to the customer, RMDs Contracts Managers handle essential communication, negotiation, and contract management throughout every phase of our customer relationship. Working as a strategic business partner within Raytheon, our ultimate aim is to deliver balanced, equitable deals that ensure mutual long-term success.

If you would like to work in a collaborative, flexible environment with people who really enjoy what they do, we encourage you to apply.

Key elements of our growth include our strong commitment to the global marketplace and our superior employee benefits package, including: Medical, Dental and Vision available on Day 1, Holiday time, Paid time off (PTO), Flexible Work Schedules, 401K with match, Employer Contributed Retirement Income Savings, Employee Discounts, Performance Sharing, Educational Assistance, Continuous Learning and much more.

RMD Contracts has an opening for a Contracts Manager/Sr. Contracts Negotiator, based on experience. The individual in this role will be responsible for the proposal, capture and negotiation of a diverse portfolio of contracts within the Air Power Mission Area. Specifically, the individual will be a member of the StormBreaker program contracts team. The StormBreaker glide bomb is an all-weather, day/night, smart weapon that can distinguish between tracked and wheeled vehicles, and between friendly structures and targets.

The individual in this role will be an active member of the team of five Contracts professionals. This role will be primarily focused on analysis of Request for Proposals (RFP), proposal reviews and coordination, and contract negotiations to include large complex production (USG/FMS). Responsibilities include working closely with the Contracts Lead, Program Director, Senior Program Managers, Chief Engineers, Proposal Manager, Business/Estimating and Supply Chain to construct, submit and negotiate pricing proposals; providing support to senior management regarding contractual and business issues; ensuring that negotiated terms and conditions comply with company policies; advising management of contractual rights and obligations and possible mitigation of contractual/program risks; examining and understanding cost structure estimates of labor, material, equipment services, production costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness.

This position on the StormBreaker program offers the candidate a broad opportunity to engage in a myriad of contract activities on a program that has significant activity in every aspect of the programs life-cycle. The program currently consists of large scale development, production, integration and sustainment and is continuing to grow.

This position can be a Principal Specialist, Contracts or a Manager, Contracts, based on the candidate's qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position.

This position will offer a flexible work arrangement, including potential relocation to Tucson, but at a minimum will require the ability to travel for meetings & negotiations.

Qualifications you need:
  • 5 years of contracts experience including negotiation and administration of major contracts and/or subcontracts.
  • BA/BS in Business, Finance, Communications or related field (advanced degree may be considered in lieu of 2 years of experience)
    • Principal Specialist, Contracts requires a Bachelor degree and 5 years of direct experience (or masters degree plus 3 yrs of experience)
    • Manager, Contracts requires a Bachelor degree is required and 8 years of direct experience (or masters degree plus 6 yrs of experience)
  • Direct experience with customer relationship management
  • Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and shared databases
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
Qualifications we value:
  • Experience managing production, development or service contracts valued at $25M or higher
  • Ability to understand the financial aspects of contracts, such as incentives, share ratios, and risk quantification
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective relationships with customers and internal partners based on understanding and trust
  • Proven record of responsiveness with strong time management and organization skills.
  • Hands-on proposal preparation or negotiation experience
  • Experience with US Government and US Prime Contractor customers in the acquisition and end-user and communities
  • Experience working is a fast-paced environment, where prioritization was required to be effective.
  • Past experience in working within a team and fostering teamwork and trust
  • Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
  • Contractual acumen with proficiency in contracts fundamentals
  • Related contract administration experience with the US Department of Defense (DoD) including proposal preparation and contract negotiations, or a combination of five years of contracts management experience and five years of other functional experience related to business management
  • Juris Doctor or MBA

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 ability to obtain a Secret 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.



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RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701

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