Principal Specialist, Contracts, Tucson, Arizona

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Tucson, Arizona

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United States of America


AZ888: RMS AP Bldg 928 1151 East Hermans Road Building 928, Tucson, AZ, 85706 USA

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About Us:

At Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD), fresh thinking and possibilities are forged in times of change, and you will be on the front lines as we trailblaze new approaches, push the boundaries of innovation and chart a course to a tomorrow you can be proud to have a hand in creating.

Job Summary

RMD has an opening for a Principal Specialist, Contracts in the Specter Portfolio within RMD’s Strategic Missile Defense Mission Area and Integrated Missile Defense Systems Program Area Directorate.

You will be the Contracts lead for a development program in the Specter portfolio. The program is of strategic importance to RMD, with successful execution enabling future business in this area. Your workload will be primarily focused on one program but is also expected to include contract management for a few smaller development contracts within Specter.

Please note that this role will be primarily on-site at RMD Tucson. Individual is expected to be in Tucson within three (3) months of start date.

RMD provides the industry’s most advanced end-to-end solutions, delivering the advantage of one innovative partner that connects vision with precision to detect, track, intercept and neutralize threats. We’re on a mission to create a safer future by being the place our customers turn to tackle their most complex challenges. Our broad portfolio includes air and missile defense systems, precision weapons, radars, command and control systems, and advanced defense technologies.

Our RMD Contracts teammates are valued business partners, influencing and executing balanced business deals, collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, all in support of the products and services we deliver to our customers. With a global portfolio of clients, partners, and suppliers, the development opportunities for our Contracts professionals are endless, both domestically and abroad.

Our success is driven by a strong culture, investing in our people, and by embracing the perspectives of a diverse workforce. Our Contracts teammates fuel powerful ideas, develop meaningful relationships, and work together to achieve and exceed business goals.

There’s no such thing as a perfect candidate, 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:

Analyze Requests for Proposals (RFP)
Conduct proposal reviews and coordinate customer responses.
Negotiate proposals resulting in contract modifications or awards
Review Estimates at Completion (EAC)
Support program management and execution reviews
Develop Intellectual Property and investment strategies
Provide general contract administration
Work closely with the Portfolio Director, Program Management, Engineering, Business/Estimating, and Supply Chain
Provide guidance to senior management regarding contractual and business issues
Ensure that negotiated terms and conditions comply with company policies
Advise management of contractual rights and obligations and possible mitigation of contractual/program risks

Qualifications You Must Have:

Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business, Finance or related field
Typically requires 5+ years or an advanced degree with 3+ years of applicable business-related experience
Existing Secret Clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret Clearance
Prior experience with US Government contracts

Qualifications We Value:

Existing DoD Top Secret Clearance is a plus
Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
Contractual acumen with proficiency in contracts fundamentals
Experience managing development 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
Experience working is a fast-paced environment, where prioritization is required to be effective
Proven record of responsiveness with strong time management and organization skills
Related contract administration experience including hands-on proposal preparation and contract negotiations with the US Department of Defense (DoD)
Experience with US Government and US Prime Contractor customers as well as  end-user communities in the development and acquisition of major systems
Familiarity with Other Transaction Agreements, Intellectual Property, license agreements, or teaming agreements
Juris Doctor or MBA a plus

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.

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/maintain 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:

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 is 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 around.

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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