Manager, Program Contracts - Military veterans preferred

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  full-time   employee

United States

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What We Offer:
Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, Raytheon offers 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 Raytheon offers include paternal leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Manager, Program Contracts (G11) position supporting IDS’ Mission Systems and Sensors (MSS) Programs in Woburn, MA. This position has a high degree of responsibility and visibility on a complex domestic/international program dealing with developmental and production type matters. The individual in this role will be responsible for the Fixed Station Sensor Modernization & Integration (FSSM&I) Program that falls within the Persistent & Strategic Sensors (PSS) Product Area. The FSSM&I Program is a competitively awarded contract with the US Air Force for integration & modernization of two ground based radars and an integrated system controller. The individual will be responsible for providing leadership to another Contract professional. The ideal candidate will have strong contracts, program management, and leadership skills.

The scope of your responsibilities will include:

  • Front-end engagement in structuring sound business arrangements
  • Developing contract negotiation strategies
  • Providing governance to the program team in carrying out the terms of the contract
  • Offering solutions to mitigate contractual/program risks
  • Serving as a focal point of contact with the customer and host nation members for all contractual matters
  • Work closely with the Program Manager, Deputy Program Manager, Chief Engineer, Business Manager, and IPT/CPT leads in setting program strategy, vision and tactical direction for program execution
  • Lead change management for the program including training the team, conducting weekly Change Management Disposition Boards, notifying the customer, and adding scope to the contract

This position reports directly to the Senior Manager, Contracts for the Persistent and Strategic Sensors Product Area.

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Except in rare circumstances, only US Citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Required Skills:

  • 10+ years' experience in domestic and/or international contracts management, law, engineering or business administration
  • Experience negotiating contract terms and conditions
  • Existing Secret clearance, or the ability to obtain Secret Level Clearance
  • US Citizenship is required

Desired Skills:

  • Defense industry experience
  • Experience with contracts "common body of knowledge" (i.e. FAR, DFARS, ITAR, EAR, TINA, EVMS or UCC)
  • Flexible to address complex contracting issues and able to develop solutions while delivering timely high quality products
  • Knowledge of financial business principles and understanding of applicability to contracts and business
  • Ability and experience recognizing risk elements in business transactions
  • Experience working sole source and competitive domestic and international programs/acquisitions
  • Experience with the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and Direct Commercial Sales (DCS)
  • CFCM or Other Professional Certification
  • Excellent interpersonal & communications (written and oral) skills
  • Master’s Degree

Required Education:
Bachelor’s Degree

This job is posted internally as: Manager Program Contracts

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- Thomas A. Kennedy
Raytheon Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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