Principal Subcontract Speciali - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

Job Description:

A Principal Subcontract Specialist is responsible for strategic sourcing, supplier development and performance management, establishment of medium-complex to high-complex business agreements and management of high dollar subcontracts in support of various programs on the Core Procurement team. This position is expected to manage suppliers and subcontracts in a fashion consistent with integrated supply chain models, recognizing the role and value of each participant through the acquisition life cycle from requirements generation through product delivery, product support, and payment. In this capacity, they are responsible for identifying potential sources, evaluating supplier capabilities, executing subcontracts, and managing post-award administration to achieve program objectives. Principal Subcontract Specialists lead formal negotiations for subcontracts with medium to high contractual, financial and technical complexity. In this capacity they are responsible for executing subcontracts that comply with Raytheon purchasing processes and systems, as well as FAR/DFAR regulations. The Principal Subcontract Specialist is accountable for supplier performance. They are responsible for managing their Supplier's critical path in support of key program milestones. The Principal Subcontract Specialist coordinates with the Program IPT and Engineering to oversee supplier risk, performance and improvement.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Preparation and issuance of solicitations (RFQs, RFPs and RFIs)
  • Understand and be able to work with certified cost and pricing data during the proposal and subcontract phases of the procurement life cycle
  • Analyze quotations/proposals to perform price/cost analysis techniques
  • Develop negotiation strategies and lead formal negotiations (Price, Delivery, Terms & Conditions)
  • Issuing purchase orders other than fixed price (i.e. Time and Material, Cost Plus)
  • Where applicable, establish strategic agreements with key suppliers
  • Place subcontracts/purchase orders of medium complexity in accordance with all regulatory (FAR/DFAR) and corporate compliance requirements
  • Maintain strong business relationships with first tier subcontractors
  • Work closely with the Program and other functional groups (Operations, Quality, Engineering, etc) to obtain quality, compliant hardware on-time, with a focus on Affordability
  • Develop plans to promote cost reduction initiatives and performance improvements (technical and quality) to drive flawless supplier execution for RMS programs

Required Skills:

  • Principal Subcontract Specialist: 6+ years’ experience in supply chain management or similar role
  • 4 year degree from an accredited college/university
  • Experience supporting business and functional deliverables
  • Experience working collaboratively in a team based setting
  • Experience working in a dynamic environment where you planned, organized and prioritized your work
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • The ability to make decisions and solve problems
  • Effective at influencing others
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team oriented environment
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office® suite or similar software programs
  • Procurement or other experience in a DoD environment (FAR/DFAR)
  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR/DFARS)
Desired Skills:
  • Ability to operate effectively with minimal oversight
  • Capability to manage multiple and often conflicting priorities
  • Managing complex subcontracts
  • Developing strategies and leading complex negotiations
  • Experience in performing price analysis
  • Familiarity working with financials, including budgets and cost details
  • Procurement or other experience in a DoD environment (FAR/DFAR)
  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR/DFARS)
  • Experience participating or leading negotiations
  • Working in a SAP based environment

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.