Sr Manager Contracts - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

The following position description represents an immediate opportunity within Air Warfare Systems (AWS) Contracts for a Sr. Manager, Contracts. This position is responsible for contracts management leadership and strategy for the teams who support a wide range of high value contracts supporting five (5) significant programs, Paveway®, Maverick®, HARM, Griffin, and JSOW. These are critical programs within RMS requiring senior level support to provide strategic oversight, develop partnerships and resolve issues both internally and externally. The ideal candidate will have deep experience in negotiation of complex production contracts, and a moderate level of experience in negotiating and managing development and sustainment contracts. A proven record of engaging with program managers and engineers to ensure robust change management, and Intellectual Property (IP) protection programs are in place and managed effectively, is essential to be successful in this position.

The successful applicant will be the primary customer interface for business and contracting matters and will be responsible for establishing and maintaining trust and cooperation while ensuring that proposed and negotiated terms and conditions comply with company policies and guidelines. This role works closely with Program Managers, Business/Estimating, Corporate Treasury and Export/Import Operations and the International Contracts Organization (ICO). The selected candidate must be able to represent Raytheon independently on significant transactions and advise management on contractual rights and obligations and mitigate contractual/program risks. This assignment requires an ability to develop and maintain trusting relationships with external and internal customers.

This position is based in Tucson, AZ and reports directly to the AWS Director of Contracts.

Please note that this position is not anticipated to start until June 2019

Additional job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading a team of 7-8 contracts professionals, providing direction, training and development to meet current program needs and develop a talented and motivated contracts workforce to address ever-growing needs
  • Providing strategic leadership to develop innovative contracting solutions to meet program and business area objectives
  • Strong leadership that fosters respect and allows others to succeed
  • Shaping business transactions and negotiating skillfully to create the best outcome possible
Required Qualifications:
  • 12 years business leadership experience in contracts, or a combination of six years of contracts experience and six years of other functional experience related to business management
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Law, or related field (Master’s degree may be considered in lieu of 2 yrs of experience)
  • Demonstrated leadership capability with the ability to effectively prioritize actions and direct and mentor a team
  • Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
  • Experience with US Government and US Prime Contractor customers in the acquisition and user communities
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective relationships with customers based on understanding and trust
  • Experience with negotiation and administration of large domestic contracts and subcontracts
  • Experience with the negotiation and administration of international commercial contracts
  • Contractual acumen with proficiency in contracts fundamentals
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills
  • Existing DoD Secret clearance
  • US Citizenship is required as this position needs an active US Security Clearance as of day one of employment
Desired Qualifications:
  • Certification in Government Contracts
  • Master’s Degree or JD preferred
  • Familiarity with Raytheon’s businesses, policies, and practices
  • Proven track record of achieving desired results
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

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.