Head of Strategy (Raytheon UK)

Head of Strategy (Raytheon UK) London, England

Raytheon Intelligence & Space
Full Time London, England 10.56 - 12.04 GBP Today
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United Kingdom


GBR22: Greater London, Trafalgar Square, 1 Northumberland Avenue, London, GT LON, WC2N 5BW, United Kingdom

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Job Title: Head of Strategy (Raytheon UK)

Location(s): Hybrid, and willing to travel to locations in the South East (including our office location)

Summary of Role:

This key influential role will drive and underpin Raytheon UK’s growth aspirations with a focus on identifying and addressing future customer needs and translating this into long term strategy which support decision making in underpinning factors such as, investment and workforce planning.

The Head of Strategy must be able to work at all levels within the business both in the UK and build relationships and influence in the wider RTX group across the UK and US. They must have an established and credible rapport with the UK customer community and a wide understanding of Defence & Security needs. They must be able to operate independently at VP level and be willing to be a disruptor and challenge the norm. Some international experience would be beneficial.

The Head of Strategy works very closely with the Leadership of Raytheon UK to support, shape and contribute to our growth discussions. They must also maintain and grow relationships across the wider business; support multiply external cross-cutting Government, Trade bodies / NATO initiatives and work in concert with Government Relations team.

This is a challenging and exciting role that is both hugely rewarding and high profile. Extensive communication skills are required and an approach that is adaptable dependent upon circumstance and situation is imperative. The work location will be flexible, based on demand, but engagements tend to be London and the Home Counties and a flexibility to be available weekly in these locations is essential.

Raytheon UK have established products and services in the UK and has a strategy to rapidly growing its business in this market with capable and experienced UK personnel. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in further driving our growth ambition.

Head of Strategy Duties

  • Understand UK Defence policy, customer direction of travel and be able to translate this in to a ‘so what’ for RUK and create our strategy to grow
  • Work seamlessly with functions and lines of business to shape and influence longer term direction of travel, but also support near term strategic captures and in-year focus
  • Facilitate and drive growth planning discussions across each business area. Focus mind on investments required to derive value in the longer term incl M&A activity and external investments
  • Critical thinking and an enquiring mind to take information and translate into an achievable growth plan with routes to market is essential
  • Supporting senior customer engagements alongside BD as appropriate and the ability to seamless fit in is essential

Candidate Requirements:

Personal Characteristics

  • Demonstrable strong leadership skills with a desire to drive growth
  • A proactive team player who can engage and influence
  • Strong interpersonal skills, team motivator, able to build strong relationships with customers and peers. Able to engage and shape multidiscipline teams
  • Innovative & creative problem solver, essential to be able to assimilate information and ‘join the dots’ but also recognise constraints and opportunities to overcome in order to achieve
  • Motivated and able to represent Leadership team externally and internally at customer engagements and internally across the business
  • Excellent Communication – written and verbal at all levels within the organisation
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Energy, Drive and Staying Power
  • Courage; able to make the difficult decision and recommendations to ensure the right thing is achieved in the longer term
  • Ability to rapidly assimilate information, culture and process to bring maximum effect in a short space of time.

Education and Experience


  • Degree or similar plus extensive Defence experience in the UK and preferable with some international experience. This could be in a BD/Strat role in Industry or leadership role in the Government or Armed Forces
  • Well established background in Defence & Security
  • Experience of working with senior transatlantic business leaders

About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester and a presence across customer sites together with remote working practices. Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country Raytheon UK employs over 2,000 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances across its core mission areas Weapons & Sensors, and Cyber, Space & Training.

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. It’s 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 (increasing to 27 days) + statutory public holidays.
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution).
  • 6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’.
  • Flexible Benefits scheme.
  • Discretionary Bonus scheme.
  • Enhanced family friendly policies.
  • 37hr standard working week, with an early finish on Fridays whilst operating a ‘Hybrid Working Model’*
  • Canteen facilities are available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites. Manchester & Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks (hot & cold).

  • Our Hybrid Working Model supports flexible working arrangements on a formal or informal arrangement, considering both location and/or working hours, subject to business and customer needs. Please highlight any flexible requirements to our Recruitment team to explore the opportunities.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

At Raytheon UK, we’re committed to be building a workforce that represents the true diversity of Britain where all of our colleagues feel enabled to deliver the best work of their lives. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer who selects the very best candidates for the job. We truly value the diversity of our workforce work hard to create an inclusive environment where our colleagues can bring the unique skills, experiences and ideas to the table to help us grow our business, create innovative solutions and develop our people.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) act as the eyes and ears into the community they represent and support us in building a truly inclusive business. Our ERGs are open to all colleagues, regardless of background, and include: Raytheon Women’s Network, RayPride, Young Employees Success Network, Raytheon Veterans Network, Raytheon Alliance for Diverse Abilities and RayBAME.

We’re also delighted to have been recognised as a Gold Award Employer as part of the HM’s Armed Forces Covenant and the Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index as a ‘best place to work for LGBTQ Equality’.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other characteristic.

If you need us to make any adjustments to support you during our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to help.

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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Head of Strategy (Raytheon UK)
Raytheon Intelligence & Space

Arlington, United States
Gregory J. Hayes
$10+ billion (USD)
10000+ Employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Aerospace & Defence
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