Principal Specialist, Contracts Hypersonics

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
About Us:
At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, fresh thinking and possibilities are forged in times of change and you will be on the front lines as we trailblaze new approaches, push the boundaries of innovation and chart a course to a tomorrow you can be proud to have a hand in creating.

Job Summary:
Raytheon Missiles and Defense (RMD) has openings for two Principal Specialists on the Hypersonics portfolio Contracts team within RMDs Advanced Technology organization, which 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 growth of RMD. RMD is working on the forefront of technology, advancing industry knowledge and capabilities to meet and overcome the complexities of hypersonic flight, and accelerating development of hypersonic weapons using state-of-the art expertise and investment in new infrastructure, people, and technology. Fielding these weapons is vital to our national security.

The individuals in these roles will provide key support to captures and development programs within the Advanced Hypersonic Weapons portfolio. This highly competitive total system development area requires quick turn proposal responses, robust Intellectual Property strategies, and novel contracting approaches. These positions offer the candidates a broad opportunity to engage in varied contract activities across several programs which include strategic competitive pursuits.

RMD provides the industry's most advanced end-to-end solutions, delivering the advantage of one innovative partner that connects vision with precision to detect, track, intercept and neutralize threats. Were on a mission to create a safer future by being the place our customers turn to tackle their most complex challenges. Our broad portfolio includes air and missile defense systems, precision weapons, radars, command and control systems, and advanced defense technologies.

Our RMD Contracts teammates are valued business partners, influencing and executing balanced business deals, collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, all in support of the products and services we deliver to our customers. With a global portfolio of clients, partners, and suppliers, the development opportunities for our Contracts professionals are endless, both domestically and abroad.

Our success is driven by a strong culture, investing in our people, and by embracing the perspectives of a diverse workforce. Our Contracts teammates fuel powerful ideas, develop meaningful relationships, and work together to achieve and exceed business goals.

Theres no such thing as a perfect candidate, so dont hold back. Your qualifications could add tremendous value to our team. Our customers come from all different backgrounds, and so do our employees. If youre passionate about what you could accomplish here, wed love to hear from you.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • Analyze Request for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Conduct proposal reviews and coordination
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Review estimate at completion (EAC)
  • Support program management and execution reviews
  • Develop Intellectual Property and investment strategy
  • Provide general contract administration support
  • Work closely with the Program Directors, Program Managers, Chief Engineers, Business/Estimating, and Supply Chain to construct, submit, and negotiate pricing proposals
  • Provide guidance to senior management regarding contractual and business issues
  • Ensure that negotiated terms and conditions comply with company policies
  • Advise management of contractual rights and obligations and possible mitigation of contractual/program risks
An advanced degree in a related field may be substituted for 2 additional years of experience.

Qualifications You Must Have:
  • Bachelors degree in Business, Finance or related field
  • 5+ years of applicable business-related experience or an advanced degree with 3+ years of experience
  • Experience with US Government contracts
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.
Qualifications We Value:
  • Active Secret Clearance
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Experience with US Government and US Prime Contractor customers as well as end-user communities in the development and acquisition of major systems
  • Familiarity with Other Transaction Agreements, Intellectual Property, license agreements, or teaming agreements
  • Juris Doctor or MBA a plus
What We Offer:
Whether youre 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.

Additional Details:
This position is located in beautiful Tucson, AZ. Tucson has a friendly, caring and laid-back atmosphere, combined with the innovation and energy of a metropolitan region and recognized as one of Americas 10 Best Small Cities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, colorful Sonoran Desert landscape and majestic saguaro cacti, Tucson is blessed with some of natures best work. Tucson is known for its bright blue skies, and with more than 310 sunny days per year, Tucsons fantastic weather lets residents enjoy the outdoors year-round.
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