Manager, Program Contracts - Military veterans preferred

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  full-time   employee

United States

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Manager, Program Contracts supporting IDS' Seapower Capability Systems (SCS) in Marlborough, MA. This position is responsible for a full range of contract management and capture activities in support of the highly visible, growing AN/SPY-6 / Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) Program. AMDR is the Navy’s next generation integrated air and missile defense radar that significantly enhances the ships’ ability to detect air and surface targets as well as the ever-proliferating ballistic missile threats. The AMDR portfolio includes a couple of contracts with options, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $2B.

The scope of your responsibilities will include:

Leading the creation, approval, maintenance, and execution of contracts capture/execution strategies and plans for AMDR to execute and grow internationally.

  • Providing strategic thought leadership to develop innovative contract solutions which will result in achieving program and business objectives.
  • Providing Proposal (RFP) assessment, proposal generation, contract negotiation, contract management, and ensuring that business deals comply with company policies.
  • Supporting program gate reviews, program management reviews, business strategy sessions, proposal reviews, risk management activities, and all other contracts related matters affecting AMDR.
  • Developing relationships with and serving as the focal point of contact with the customers' Contract Managers, DCAA and DCMA.
  • Shaping opinions of key stakeholders and negotiating to create the best outcomes possible.
  • Advising management of contractual rights and obligations; mitigating contractual and program risks; compiling and analyzing data; maintaining historical records.
  • Supervising 1-2 contracts professionals to ensure that resources are properly allocated and leveraged. Candidate must be able to recruit, develop, motivate, and retain talent to execute on all contractual activities to achieve company business objectives.
This position reports directly to the Senior Manager, Contracts for the Naval Radar Systems (NRS) Product Area.

Required Skills:
  • 10 years of related work experience in contracts.
  • Extensive experience with contracts “common body-of-knowledge” (i.e., FAR, DFARS, ITAR, EAR, TINA, EVMS, etc.)
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and within a fast-paced multitask environment
  • Experience with providing leadership and mentoring to staff
  • Extensive negotiation experience and skills to include preparation of business case presentations, shaping requirements, persuasive communication skills, and ability to condense complex situations into easily understandable formats to all levels.
  • Possess a high level of discernment to prioritize competing execution priorities.
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Security Clearance within a year of employment; U.S. Citizenship required
Desired Skills:
  • Defense Industry specific contracts or industry related experience
  • Ability and experience recognizing risk elements in business transactions
  • Experience working competitive domestic and international programs/acquisitions [Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and Direct Commercial Sales (DCS)]
  • Ability to apply legal aspects of government and commercial acquisition to the contract management function
  • Ability to travel (occasional travel required)
  • Advanced degree (Masters or J.D.) or Industry Certifications (NCMA or IACCM)
Required Education (including Major):
  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA,BS) in Business Management or Administration, Legal, Finance, Political Science)

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Raytheon Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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