Senior Contracts Manager

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Raytheon UK

Role: Senior Contracts Manager Sensors

Req ID: 189751BR

Location: Harlow or Glenrothes (Hybrid working and on-site)

Summary of Role

This role is responsible for the management and delivery of all commercial aspects of programmes within the business area, working within a close knit multi-functional team. This is a high-profile role and requires managing diverse internal and external stakeholders. This role works throughout the entire programme lifecycle and an ability to perform through others is a key requirement. The role requires leadership and daily management of the Contracts team, delivering an effective and motivated team including finalising contract closures, recruitment, performance management and talent development.

Main Duties

  • Leading the wider commercial elements of small, medium, and large contracts together with the creation and management of teaming strategies.
  • Responsible for the creation and delivery of the sub-business area Commercial strategy.
  • Managing contractual issues and positions with clearly understood risk and opportunity boundaries, interfacing with internal and external legal counsel.
  • Influencing internal and external stakeholders with both cross functional communication and senior management briefing into the relevant US business areas at executive levels.
  • Able to create, review and negotiate complex contractual documents that align with the business governance.
  • Problem solving and dispute resolution.
  • Customer relationship management including working in an ISO 44001 (previously BS 11000) environment.
  • Ensuring that corporate governance is understood and followed including managing internal gating processes.
  • Active work force planning to meet bid and contract negotiation requirements.
  • Customer relationship management including working in an ISO 44001 (previously BS 11000) environment


  • Responsible for all contracts new business activities within the sub-business area.

Candidate Requirements


  • Significant experience in a commercial or contracts role, delivering services and products within a highly regulated industry.
  • Related commercial / legal degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Working in collaborative environments dealing with complex issues.
  • Managing and delivering medium (£25m) and high (£200m+) value contracts.
  • Dealing with Customers from different global locations and cultures including the UK Ministry of Defence.
  • Understanding and ability to work within the requirements of the Defence Reform Act
  • Knowledge of US FAR/DFAR compliance and applicability together with a good working knowledge of ITAR and EAR export challenges.
  • Delivering multiple different types of agreement.
  • Able to work within various locations as required, leading geographically dispersed, diverse teams with flexible working arrangements.
  • Dispute resolution experience gained within long term agile contracts.
  • Good experience of managing and capturing change through contractual mechanisms.
  • Able to deputise for the Associate Contracts Director on an Ad-Hoc basis
  • A well organised and self-motivated individual
  • Experience of managing a team of professionals at varying skill levels
  • Holds or able to obtain a minimum security clearance of SC


  • Self-starter with a positive attitude.
  • A strong diversity, equity and inclusion mind-set with business ethics.
  • Good at building trust and communication with other team members and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Inspiring others to the point that others are motivated to follow.
  • Making decisions with confidence, encouraging innovation by looking at what is possible whilst asking the right questions and observing.
  • Staff management and development with strong coaching and mentoring skills.

About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester with presence across other customer sites also. Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country Raytheon UK employs 1,700 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances.

Raytheon UK is a landed company, part of the Raytheon Technologies organisation and sits within the Raytheon Intelligence & Space business

About Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defence. Its 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cyber security. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Raytheon Career Development:

Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join. Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits:

  • 25 days holiday + statutory public holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)
  • 6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’
  • Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme’s.
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.
  • 37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements).
  • Flexible working arrangements can be considered wherever we can (depending on the role) so please enquire or highlight any request to our Recruitment team to explore flexible working possibilities .
  • Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites and Manchester & Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks (hot & cold).

Raytheon Application Process

To apply visit the Raytheon Technologies Global website and search by req ID: 189751BR

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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