Senior Subcontract Manager - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United Kingdom

Job Title: Senior Subcontract Manager (Weapons)
Req ID: 78567BR
Location(s): Harlow or Glenrothes

Summary of Role
Reporting directly to the Head of Commercial and Subcontracts for Weapons this role will lead a small, embedded specialist subcontracts team to deliver key programmes for the Weapons business during the bidding stage and then further into the execution and delivery phases.
Working as a member of a very high value complex programme management team this role participates in strategy development, leads all subcontract management activity including supplier selection, teaming and relationship development and co-ordination of responses to customer requests for proposal and change.

Main Duties
•Establish and maintain non-routine subcontracts of high value and complexity and manage a small team to do the same
•Identify and manage commercial risk
•Interface internally and externally at a very senior level with large and sophisticated suppliers and the customer
•Develop external partners and alliances and collaborative behaviour sets and resolve complex problems and disputes
•Work with large and sophisticated platform integrators as suppliers and internal multi- functional teams
•Lead a team of subcontract specialists to deliver programmatic needs, recruiting, developing and managing the team to deliver supplier performance
•Prepare and implement teaming and subcontract management strategies and relationship management plans
•Develop innovative supply chain solutions
•Take part in and or lead subordinate personnel to:
?Negotiate non-standard subcontract agreements including developing cost reduction opportunities
?Identify and manage business risk
?Administer complex due diligence activity
?Maximise programme financial performance associated with subcontracts
?Ensure subcontractor compliance and performance and manage issues and disputes
?Accept and pay for goods and services
?Maintain governance and appropriate records
?Manage change
•Functional representative at customer, supplier and internal reviews including Gates, MRBs and EACs
•Produce business cases/ briefing materials for senior management reviews
•May participate in or lead cross-functional improvement activity

Candidate Requirements

•Related degree or equivalent experience
•Experience of high value subcontract negotiations including flowdown of MoD terms to large sophisticated Defence suppliers
•Experience of managing the performance of large, sophisticated Defence suppliers including collaborative working using a BS11000 methodology
•Strong programme management and financial management skills to include
?Schedule management,
?Risk and opportunity management,
?Earned Value Management,
?Change Management,
?Estimate at Complete analysis
?Issue management, problem solving and dispute resolution
•Able to work in and lead a multi-functional team
•Excellent influencing skills
•Flexible and positive attitude
•Experience of proposal development
•Ability and willingness to travel within the UK with the possibility of some overseas travel

•Experience of contracting with large value subcontracts within the aerospace and defence industry
•Good working knowledge of import/export legislation
•Strong network of industry/ internal contacts
•Excellent experience of Make/Buy reviews and Supplier Management and Engagement Plans
•Eligible for or Holder of current SC security clearance (RSL will sponsor as required)

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 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, Waddington and Broughton.
Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass Raytheon. For more about Raytheon, visit us at and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

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 holidays
•Contributory Pension Scheme
•Life Assurance
•Flexible Benefits
•Enhanced sick pay scheme

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 Application Process

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