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Associate Director, Contracts (Hybrid) - SIGN-ON BONUS ELIGIBLE!!

Posted Jun 30
Full Time
HybridTucson, Arizona

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.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Associate Director, Contracts to lead and oversee a large, complex, production contracts within the Air Dominance product line within the Air & Space Defense Systems (ASDS) strategic business unit. We are seeking a leader with business acumen, initiative, and a positive can-do attitude. The role will be an integral part of a team providing strategic solutions and dynamic recommendations to key team members regarding contractual issues and proposal strategies. The Air Dominance product line is a challenging, fast-paced environment, and this role must serve as a trusted business adviser to program stakeholders.

Additionally, this position will work closely with Raytheon key team members by advising on contractual rights and obligations and means to mitigate contractual/program risks, compiling and analyze data, maintaining historical information, and providing recommendations for a balanced business deal.


What You Will Do:

  • Guide, manage, and strategically lead the Air Dominance production contracts team to continuously improve the overall quality, capability, and bench strength of the contracts organization

  • Lead the 2-3 members of the Air Dominance contracts team

  • Partner with the Program Managers and Directors to ensure financial targets are met by securing contract awards, negotiating contract payment terms, and working closely with the customer to ensure on-time payment

  • Manage multiple contracts as the primary interface with the customers’ Prime Contracting Officers (PCOs)

  • Work closely with program teams within in a matrix environment of program management, engineering, finance, operations, supply chain, and quality functional leaders

  • Act as a key team member of the capture team and establish negotiation strategy, targets, and minimums within approved authority

  • Ensure customer’s requirements are fully understood and flowed through to the capture team and to external suppliers in coordination with Supply Chain in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications

  • Conduct timely and effective negotiations and resolution of customer issues to improve key financial metrics (i.e., bookings, sales, cash, profit, etc.)

  • Work independently, yet recognize matters that require leadership review and buy-in

  • Multi-task routine and complex contract and proposal activities while responding to unplanned quick response requirements as they emerge

  • Draft complex letters that communicate Raytheon's business position effectively

  • Travel to other Raytheon customer locations as required 


Qualifications You Must Have:

Education & Experience

  • Typically requires a University degree and 12 years prior relevant experience, or an Advanced Degree in a related field and 10 years’ experience

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued security clearance (Secret) is required

  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

  • Experience in Government contract administration under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)

  • Experience negotiating agreements such as Cost Plus, Cost Plus Fixed Fee, Fixed Price Incentive Fee, Firm Fixed Price or Time & Materials

  • Experience leading, developing & guiding a contracts team


Qualifications We Prefer:

  • MBA or JD preferred

  • Independent decision making and leader of change

  • Experience with OTA and/or Agile Contracting

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Prior experience working in a controlled area (SCIF)

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Adobe


What We Offer

Our values drive our actions, behaviors, and performance with a vision for a safer, more connected world. At RTX we value: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Collaboration, and Innovation.

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 benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance, and child/adult backup care.


Learn More & Apply Now!

  • RTX solves some of the toughest challenges in aerospace and defense. That requires expansive thinking and bold innovation – and that, in turn, requires a culture that is diverse, equitable and inclusive

  • We embrace individuality and diversity of thought to fuel opportunity for our employees, our customers, and our communities. We work toward progress, knowing that a more inclusive world is critical to our mission. Not just in this moment, but always

Please consider the following role type definition(s) as you apply for this role.


Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader. Raytheon Tucson, AZ Location (

Security Clearance: This position requires a security clearance. DCSA Consolidated Adjudication Services (DCSA CAS), 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 143,000 USD - 287,000 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.