Associate Director, Contracts

Raytheon CompanyTewksbury, MassachusettsFull TimeHybrid

About Us:

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.

To realize our full potential, Raytheon is committed to creating a company where all employees are respected, valued and supported in the pursuit of their goals. We know companies that embrace diversity in all its forms not only deliver more capable business results, but also become a force for good, fueling stronger business performance and greater opportunity for employees, partners, investors and communities to succeed.

Position Overview:

The Associate Director, Contracts will lead the MENA Program Area reporting into the Global Patriot Program Area Directorate Contracts team within the Land Warfare & Air Defense (LW&AD) Mission Area. As the Contracts lead of the MENA Program Area, you will provide continuous oversight and leadership to three (3) Contracts professionals responsible for a mix of US DoD and international direct commercial sales (DCS) contracts. Associate Director, Contracts is responsible for regular communication with key leaders both internally and externally. Will lead the robust change management process and be able to recognize and eliminate ambiguities or unauthorized changes that could result in cost overruns, delivery, and performance problems, and/or schedule delays in this development program.

This position is expected to develop and implement strategies to deal with complex issues that require detailed information gathering, analysis and investigation. Associate Director, Contracts will be required to work closely with Product Line Lead, Program Managers, Business/Estimating, Office of General Counsel.


Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Review Request for Proposals (RFPs), Contract Change Proposals, and Request for Equitable Adjustments (REAs) for requirements and risks,
  • Ensure proposed solutions meet customer requirements, and addresses risks, while meeting company policies and standards.
  • Program knowledge to understand program performance, provide guidance and influence outcomes to achieve program and financial objectives.
  • Advise management of contractual rights/obligations and the means to mitigate contractual/program risks.
  • Recognize business and contractual issues in program performance, implement solutions; carry to completion, while exercising good judgment as a leader.
  • Research compliance issues, applicable regulations, and laws, and formulate recommendations to management.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to achieve Program objectives.
  • Work across the enterprise to shape opinions of key stakeholders, balance competing priorities while working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Capability and willingness to travel to support program needs.
  • Position is hybrid near office location in Tewksbury, MA


Qualifications You Must Have:

  • A University Degree in business, finance or related field or equivalent experience and minimum 12 years prior relevant experience or An Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 10 years’ experience
  • Experience in contract administration & program management such as proposal preparation and contract negotiation for development, production, service contracts
  • Experience in ITAR Foreign Military Sales (FMS) exemption and/or ITAR Part 130 reporting process
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued security clearance is required. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance


Qualifications We Value:

  • Be an effective communicator both orally and in writing; strong analytical skills; strong interpersonal skills
  • Have a demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • Be capable of multi-tasking and handling several assignments
  • Possess excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Solid interpersonal relationship skills
  • Strong negations skills
  • Advanced Degrees, MBA or Juris Doctor
  • Active current DoD Secret Cleara


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:

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:

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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