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Contracts Specialist

Raytheon UK
United Kingdom-Glenrothes
Closing date
12 Dec 2022

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Defence , Engineering, IT
Job Role
Software Developer
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Contracts Specialist
Summary of Role

This is a hybrid role and supports Raytheon locations in both Harlow and Glenrothes
As a highly valued contracts and commercial specialist you are expected to be a business enabler, supporting both the winning and subsequent delivery of a profitable business. Making our company one that our customers see as easy to contract with and work with through the delivery of their programmes. You will provide contractual and commercial governance and advice to the bid and project teams as the subject matter expert in your contracting area, support multiple contracts and provide flexibility as the business requires.

Main Duties
  • Provide full contractual and commercial support to development, approval and issuance of bids and proposals, whether in response to RFP/ITN etc or as part of the company strategy
  • Identify any commercial risk, provide input to the overall risk plan and implement effective risk mitigation.
  • Lead in the negotiation of contracts.
  • Manage new and existing contracts effectively, including all contract change control and support to the other functions, including contract flow-downs
  • Resolve all commercial issues promptly and effectively
  • Manage the financial aspects of the contract, including forecasting and milestone plans (including timely claim submission)
  • Be the commercial face of the organisation to the customer, as the day to day contact and subject matter expert
  • Assure the successful completion, closedown and archive of contracts
  • Be the champion of change and improvement
Candidate Requirements:
  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in reviewing and drafting contractual documents
  • Strong commercial awareness, business principles and governing law
  • Experience of commercial risk management
  • An ability to respond to tasks with tenacity and flexibility, whilst working cross functionally in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Strong communicator and relationship builder with both internal and external customers
  • An ability to remain calm under pressure and collaborate with others
  • Positive, self-motivated and the ability to work independently.
  • A willingness and ability to travel occasionally.
  • Previous experience of contracting in the Defence sector
  • Accreditation in Commercial and Supply Chain management
  • Eligible to obtain security clearance (SC) beyond baseline personnel security standard (BPSS)
  • Basic programme management skill set - Risk Management/Programme Gating/ Metrics
  • Strong record of problem solving and dispute resolution
  • Experience of working with international suppliers or customers
  • Experience of Financial Management
  • Awareness of Data Protection and other relevant commercial and contract legislation
  • Familiarity with business process management tools (IPDS, SAP or similar) and the competitive bidding process


Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Waddington, Broughton and Manchester.


Raytheon UK has six key sites. Our manufacturing hub is in Glenrothes in Fife where we employ more than 560 people. The aircraft systems integration takes place in Broughton, North Wales. We manage the Sentinel programme from RAF Waddington where we provide training and a wide range of development work for the RAF. At Gloucester and Manchester, our new cyber business centres conduct specialist research and software development work for customers, and finally there’s our technology centre in Harlow.


With more than 1,600 employees situated across England, Scotland and Wales, Raytheon UK continues to invest in its infrastructure and people as well as growing its graduate and apprenticeship programmes.


Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.

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