The Director of the Defense Policy and National Security Affairs is primary company interface at the staff level of the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy (OSD(P)), and the National Security Council (NSC). A significant portion of Raytheon’s international sales are dependent on obtaining the timely approval from senior U.S. Government appointees with OSD(P) and the NSC staff for export. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.
The Director will be responsible for developing and maintaining a trust-based relationship with key members of OSD(P) and the NSC staff to provide a consistent one-company face. The successful incumbent will be the engage directly at the Deputy Assistant Secretary and their staff level and serve as the primary contact representing Raytheon in senior national and foreign policy engagements.
Responsibilities will include coordinating between Raytheon’s business units, Government Relations, and USBD, and is charged with overseeing all company interface with the OSD(P) and the NSC staff. The Director will also be responsible, with the RII, for developing staffing package for USG officials, the President of RII, and the Raytheon senior leadership team to include the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board.
The Director will report directly to the Vice President for Raytheon International Inc. Washington Relations, in Rosslyn, VA.
Fourteen plus years progressive experience working with international / defense customers
Detailed understanding of the National Security Structure or interagency process.
Expert in the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy’s interagency staffing requirements.
Expert knowledge in international security affairs, specifically in Europe, Central and South America, and the Middle East.
Expert knowledge of on advising senior political appointees across the Defense of Defense.
Deep understanding of the organization, leadership structure, and decision-making process of the Department of Defense.
Expertise and experience working in the Department of Defense’s force development and security cooperation programs.
Demonstrated ability as a team leader
Successful builder of relationships and trust with customer
Strong problem solving skills – ability to understand customer issues and concerns and be able to map out a satisfactory company response/approach that will still enable meeting corporate business objectives
Ability to communicate highly technical issues to business executives and corporate decision makers
Expand Raytheon relationships with international customers and increase the pipeline for international bookings and sales
Partner to develop business unit capture strategies. Identify potential policy challenges and develop effective responses to mitigate the challenges.
Assist in creation and implementation of country strategies for priority countries.
Provide insights, implications, and recommended Raytheon actions in response to U.S. foreign policy initiatives, geopolitical events, and associated changes in the international environment.
Intermediate understanding of European languages (French or German)
Relevant experience working with DOD Special Access Program customers
Top Secret clearance
BA required; MA preferred
Secret with current SSBI mandatory, Top Secret with current SSBI desired
Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration,Â C5Iâ„¢ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than... 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.