Principal Specialist, Contracts, Javelin (Remote) - RAZ99: RTN Remote, Arizona

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United States of America


RAZ99: RTN Remote, Arizona

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At Raytheon, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling – to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of today’s mission and stay ahead of tomorrow’s threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world.

Job Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Specialist, Contracts in the Precision Fires & Maneuver (PF&M) portfolio within the Land and Air Defense Systems (LADS) Business Unit. 

In this role, you will be responsible for helping lead, manage, and administer contracts within the Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture (JJV) production contracts portfolio supporting the Production Lead for the Raytheon side of the JJV covering an existing multi-year firm fixed contract and being involved in the definitization of multiple Undefinitized Contract Action (UCAs). The portfolio will include contracts that contain both  Firm Fixed Price (FFP), and Cost Plus Fixed Fee type Contract Line Items (CLINs).

The position will be well suited for a highly motivated, well-organized person who enjoys working in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment with a key outside partner in Lockheed Martin Corporation.

This position offers remote work location. A low volume of periodic travel will be required to customer locations and to Tucson, AZ.

Success in this position is defined as being a business partner with the assigned teams.  Enablers for success include being able to effectively multitask; familiar with DoD contracting; and demonstrate good communication skills to be able to interface with all levels of internal and external customers.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Analyze Requests for Proposal (RFP) related to production, development of proposals, proposal reviews and coordination, negotiation, contractual agreements, contracts execution, as well as general contract administration.
  • Collaborate with the Contracts Lead, Program Managers, Chief Engineers, Proposal Manager, Business/Estimating and Supply Chain.
  • Support program management and execution reviews.
  • Provide sound contract management to meet customer obligations, achieve company objectives, and comply with company policies.
  • Provide guidance regarding contractual and business issues, advising stakeholders of contractual rights and obligations as well as possible mitigation of contractual/program risks.
  • Examine and understand cost structure estimates of labor, material, equipment services, production costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Identify, mitigate, and drive the resolution of contractual issues as they may arise.

Basic Qualifications:

  • ​Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or related field
  • Typically requires 5 years of prior relevant work experience in contracts or an advanced degree in a related field and minimum 3 years’ experience
  • Experience with U.S. Government contracts under the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplemental (DFARS) and related government regulations
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional experience in areas of law, supply chain, finance or program management
  • Professional, effective written and verbal communication skills to interface with internal and external customers; strong analytical skills; strong interpersonal skills; be adaptable to a variety of business situations
  • Familiarity with Intellectual Property, license agreements, teaming agreements, and Export/Import
  • Aptitude to review RFPs, proposals and contractual documents for contractual requirements and risks, ensure proposed solutions meet customer requirements and meet company policies and standards
  • Ability to lead proposal and contract negotiations to achieve business objectives while ensuring customer needs are met
  • Proven record of responsiveness with strong time management and organization skills
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, or PowerPoint)
  • Active DoD Secret clearance
  • Juris Doctor, MBA or NCMA Certification

What We Offer:

Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a 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 benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

Additional Information:

* Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home). An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed.

Clearance Information: This position requires the eligibility 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:

The salary range for this role is 77,000 USD - 163,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX 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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