Sr Contract Negotiator - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

Raytheon Vision Systems' (RVS), a division of Space and Airborne Systems based in Goleta, CA, strives to be the most admired firm in the industry for discriminating focal plane arrays. RVS has been a technology development and manufacturing leader of infrared systems for 55 years and it continues to be one of the industry leaders in the production of high tech vision products for a variety of space, tactical and commercial applications.

RVS is looking for a Sr. Contracts Negotiator who wants to work in an exciting, fast paced environment supporting contracts with numerous internal and external customers. The contracts cover a wide range of dollar values, scope and product lines. These dynamic programs manufacture production level hardware, support commercial products and develop cutting edge advanced technology.

This contracts position will be responsible for supporting all aspects of the RVS contracts portfolio. RVS is a high volume, highly technical site with various commercial, internal and US Government customers. Candidates must be able to effectively multitask, be familiar with DoD contracting, and demonstrate good communicable skills to be able to interface with all levels of internal and external customers.

The Sr. Contract Negotiator will serve as an agent of the company and will lead the program team in proposal activities, negotiations, and all other miscellaneous contract activities and duties. The individual assigned to this position will receive, processes and releases contracts; review and negotiate terms and conditions; maintain contract files; and work within a cross functional team to develop and submit proposals and administer contracts in accordance with company policies. This position routinely interfaces with the RVS Leadership Team, RVS IPTs and internal/external customers; serves as primary point of contact for resolution of customer issues; develops and maintains customer relationships; and supports program meetings and financial/operations reviews.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Contracts, Business Administration, Business Law or related discipline with 6+ years applicable work experience in US government contracts – contracts or supply chain OR Master’s Degree in Contracts, Business Administration, Business Law, Finance or related discipline
  • Apply the tenants of Raytheon's Customer Focused Marketing to establish and maintain effective customer relationships based on professionalism, responsiveness and ethical conduct.
  • Review RFPs, proposals and contractual documents for contractual requirements and risks, ensure proposed solutions meet customer requirements and meet company policies and standards
  • Lead proposal and contract negotiations to achieve business objectives while ensuring customer needs are met.
  • Perform as key contributor during the pre-proposal strategy, proposal development, negotiation and start up phases of programs
  • Ability to work in a team environment with customers and peers
  • Ability to prioritize daily actions
  • Ability to handle high volume contracts tasking and to multi-task across multiple programs and product lines
  • Experience working with FAR and DFAR and other government regulations
  • Experience with multiple contract types
  • Experience in generating and negotiating proposals/terms and conditions/contracts
  • Experience in Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, or PowerPoint)
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.

Desired Skills:
  • Analytical skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Experience developing and maintaining high-performance relationships with internal and external stakeholders and customers
  • Experience working with program management principles
  • Excellent and effective written & verbal communication skills (formal correspondence to customers)
  • Existing security clearance OR ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Defense industry experience

Required Education: Bachelor's degree (BA, BS) or equivalent.

Desired Education: Master’s degree. 130736BR 130736

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.