Principal Specialist, Contracts - #197105

Raytheon Missiles & Defense


Date: 06/08/2022 10:00 AM

City: Tucson, Arizona

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

About Us:


At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, by combining our vast resources and investments, we are able to dedicate ourselves to solving mission-level vs. product-level customer challenges – together we can anticipate more, move faster and make a bigger impact on the big picture.



Job Summary:


The Naval Power Contracts office has an immediate opening for a Principal Specialist, Contracts to provide support for the Cruise portfolio.



The successful candidate will be responsible for the development of proposals, as well as management and administration of contracts. The primary customer is the Department of the Navy and Marines. Duties include a role in Request for Proposal (RFP) assessment, capture and proposal strategy, contract negotiation, customer engagement and collaboration, and general contract administration. The successful applicant will be a key customer interface for 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. The selected candidate will advise program management of contractual rights and obligations and means to mitigate contractual/program risks. Minimal travel may be required. There will also be special projects assignments supporting the Naval Power Contracts team.



This position requires the selected candidate to be within commuting distance from Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD) facilities in Tucson, Arizona. Relocation assistance is not available.



You will need a security clearance within one year of your start date.



We value diverse skills and experience, so don’t hold back. Your qualifications could add tremendous value to our team. Our customers come from all different backgrounds, and so do our employees. If you’re passionate about what you could accomplish here, we’d love to hear from you.



Responsibilities to Anticipate:



  • Provide sound contract management to meet customer obligations, achieve company objectives, and comply with company policies
  • Professionally represent Raytheon Missiles & Defense on contractual transactions and work closely with customers to develop business relationships
  • Serve as the lead for the analysis of Requests for Proposal (RFP), development of proposals, proposal reviews and coordination, negotiation, contractual agreements, contracts execution, as well as general contract administration
  • Effectively manage contractual scope and terms and conditions to ensure work is performed to the overall contract scope
  • Identify, mitigate, and drive the resolution of contractual issues as they may arise
  • Work closely within cross-functional teams to construct, submit, and negotiate Terms and Conditions and pricing proposals, examine and understand cost structure estimates of labor, material, engineering services, production costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Provide guidance regarding contractual and business issues, advising management of contractual rights and obligations as well as possible mitigation of contractual/program risks
  • Support special projects


Qualifications You Must Have:



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or a related field
  • 5 years (or an advanced degree with 3 years) of applicable business-related experience
  • Experience with US government contracts
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance


Qualifications We Value:



  • Existing Department of Defense Secret Clearance
  • Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
  • Experience managing production, development, or service contracts
  • Ability to understand the financial aspects of contracts and risk quantification
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective relationships with customers and internal partners based on understanding, teamwork, and trust
  • CORE/Six Sigma experience


What We Offer:


Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.



Additional Details:


Employee Referral Award Eligibility: Only employees currently within RMD and RI&S have the potential to receive a Referral Award for submitting a referral to RMD and RI&S roles. ALL eligibility requirements must be met (see guidelines) to receive the Referral Awarding.



Clearance Information: This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here:https://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htm



Location Information: This position is located in beautiful Tucson, AZ. Tucson has a friendly, caring and laid-back atmosphere, combined with the innovation and energy of a metropolitan region and recognized as one of America’s 10 Best Small Cities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, colorful Sonoran Desert landscape and majestic saguaro cacti, Tucson is blessed with some of nature’s best work. Tucson is known for its bright blue skies, and with more than 310 sunny days per year, Tucson’s fantastic weather lets residents enjoy the outdoors year-round.



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Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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