Principal Subcontract Specialist - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United Kingdom

Summary of Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join an established Procurement & Subcontracts team on a multi-million pound, UK government programme.

Working under the general direction of the Subcontracts Manager the successful candidate will be required to manage routine and non-routine subcontracts of moderate value and complexity through the life cycle of those contracts. This will include input into the bid process, (which may include managing a competitive subcontract pricing process), managing contract acceptance and contract change during delivery of the contract and the administration of contract closure. The role requires significant interaction with our key programme partners and to establish effective working relationships with these Partners that drive value into the Avon programme for both the Customer(s) and for our respective businesses.

Some interaction with our UK MOD Customer will be required.

The role requires the candidate to work closely with the project management and finance teams and to have a good appreciation of the functional responsibilities of those teams.

Holder of or eligible for SC level security clearance (Raytheon will sponsor as required)

Main Duties

  • Development of standard and innovative subcontracts in response to Invitations to Quote (ITQ).
  • Negotiation of non-standard contract agreements and the processing of contract change notifications.
  • Identification and management of programme risks and opportunities, working collaboratively with customer base and the project management and finance teams.
  • Effective management of contract data and information to demonstrate compliance to Raytheon policy and contractual obligations.
  • To support the commercial manager in developing functional plans at programme level and producing business cases for review at senior management level.
  • To support the commercial manager in strategic partner relationship management initiatives.

Other duties
  • To act, as required by the Subcontracts Manager, as the functional representative at customer business reviews and internal management reviews.
  • To participate in cross-functional process improvement activity.
  • To administrate complex supplier due diligence activity.

Required Skills and experience
  • The candidate must have;
    • experience working in a busy Procurement and / or subcontracts function ideally on UK Government contracts.
    • a good understanding of the application of (UK) Contract Law.
    • have experience drafting and negotiating subcontracts > £1m.
    • experience acting as a principal supplier manager for major Aerospace or defence OEMs and have led supplier reviews.
    • experience of managing Request For Proposals (RFP’s), identifying and challenging cost models, risk profiles and through negotiation driving value for money from those proposals.

Desirable skills
  • Experience in acting as the functional lead and managing the end to end process of Tenders > £1m EU regulations.
  • Have experience of Project Management Toolsets including Estimate At Completion process and Earned Value Management.
  • Have experience working within 6 Sigma process improvement team.

  • Degree in a business management or related subject and / or MCIPS or other similar professional qualification.

About Raytheon:
Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. We are a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence and have developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, National & Cyber security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software solutions at its facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Manchester Waddington and Broughton.

Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cyber security solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass

Raytheon Career Development:
Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join. Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits:

· 25 days holiday + statutory public holidays
· Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)
· 6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’
· Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme’s.
· Enhanced sick pay scheme
· Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.
· 37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements). Flexible working arrangements may be considered depending on the role and subject to line manager approval.
· Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites with free snacks & drinks (hot & cold) available at others


Diversity is a core business imperative at Raytheon. We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes inclusiveness and always employs the best professionals for the job. Having a diverse workforce allows Raytheon to draw upon a range of different ideas and experiences which supports growing our business and creates an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity for success. Raytheon UK pro-actively encourages diversity of ideas, thoughts, and networking opportunities and has created Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) including Raytheon Women's Network, YesNet (Young Employees Success Network), D&I council, Reservist Network etc. and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background. 129945BR 129945