Manager Contracts - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

Rhode Island
United States

What’s YOUR Mission?
Here at Raytheon, we work together as one global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place. Our innovation spans all domains: from land and sea to air, space and cyberspace. We’re inspired by a noble mission that’s shared by Raytheon employees around the globe and an inclusive culture that empowers employees and celebrates their contributions.

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.

Job Description:
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) has a position within the Raytheon IDS Seapower Capability Systems (SCS) Business Area with primary responsibilities supporting the Total Ship Integrated Systems Business Area with concentration of the Zumwalt DDG 1000 MSE Program and future Domestic and DCS ship pursuits (Saudi Fast Patrol, MUSV and US Navy FFG(X)). This position will be located at the Raytheon facility in Portsmouth, RI.

Duties will include being the Contracts Lead for the DDG 1000 MSE Program as well as participation in front-end assessment of business pursuits, proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration, supervision over one direct and significant customer activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment of contract requirements in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications. Candidate must be able to readily adapt in a challenging, fast-paced environment. The Contract Professional supporting this key business area is responsible for management of the customer relationship, the provision of business counsel and leadership to the Program Management Teams, together with expedited proposal, negotiation and/or definitization of contracts that are critical to IDS and SCS Programs.

Required Skills:

  • 8+ years of applicable business-related work experience.
  • Knowledge of FAR/DFARs, ITAR and/or related regulations.
  • Experience with applying legal aspects of Government and commercial acquisition to the contract management function.
  • Experience developing solutions to unusual and complex contracting issues.
  • Experience establishing pre-negotiation objectives and negotiation skills to realize objectives.
  • Proven negotiation skills to define strategies and lead negotiations.
  • Experience reconciling RFP, Program requirements, proposal submittals and resultant contract.
  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain a Top Secret Clearance.
Desired Skills:
  • Experience researching compliance issues, applicable regulations and laws, and formulate recommendations to management.
  • Thorough knowledge of financial business principles and understanding of applicability to contracts and business.
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to recognize risk elements in business transactions.
  • Effective communicator both orally and in writing; strong analytical skills, strong interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working within team environment with customers and peers.
  • Experience with different contractual vehicles.
  • Cross-functional experience in Finance, Integrated Supply Chain, Business Development, or Program Management

Required Education (including Major):
  • Bachelors Degree. Preferred majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management, Contract Administration, Supply Chain Management, Economics, Business Law, Finance

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“Diversity is at the heart of all we do at Raytheon. We embrace diversity and diverse opinions; we treat people with dignity and respect to support our inclusive culture. This allows us to retain and attract the world-class talent and supplier base we need to develop the innovative solutions our global customers depend on. We view our diversity as a competitive advantage as a key enabler of our growth."
- Thomas A. Kennedy
Raytheon Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


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.