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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01425493 Date posted 04/05/2021 City Burnsville State/Province Minnesota Country/Region United States

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United States of America


HMN01: S&IS (Sensors) - Burnsville 14300 Judicial Rd, Burnsville, MN, 55306 USA

This position is for a senior professional with deep knowledge and highly developed technical expertise in Program Management, able to manage complex problems in medium to large programs.  Develops and implements new products and operational plans to deliver desired results.  Develops program plans, schedules, and budgets, and supports strategic planning efforts, contract negotiations, and may manage important vendors.

More specifically, this position supports Collins Aerospace’s Engine OEM customers with engine sensing solutions delivered to each of the major manufacturers in this market. Strong candidates will have experience in aerospace in a technical leadership capacity and will understand the basic processes and standards in the industry.  This individual will be accountable for the full life cycle of products and services encompassed in the value stream including pursuit, order capture, design and development, production, service/support and long term strategic plans.  As the chair of an integrated product or project team (IPT), this individual will have P/L responsibility for assigned major programs, customer satisfaction and growth according to strategic plans.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead in the areas of planning, organization and coordination of all functional departments necessary to support pursuits and programs to include proposal preparation and bid activities for assigned product lines and/or customers

  • Ensure adherence to program baselines and serve as the primary customer point of contact in communication of program status 

  • Schedule, performance, cost attainment, sales, and order forecasts, and present proposals, status reports and customer status to leadership

  • Exercise technical acuity and an understanding of engine sensing equipment, production methods, development processes and support methodologies

  • Demonstrate leadership skills across the organization and with customers to meet objectives and satisfy customer requirements

  • Build strong and extensive working relationships internally and externally - external customer contacts are typically mid-level or senior level program management, engineering, maintenance and procurement agents

  • Works closely with all those involved in the Value Stream to ensure that orders, sales, and profit are forecasted correctly and that goals are met

  • Execution responsibilities include cost, schedule, technical performance, risk management, product support, manufacturing, and quality of all assigned product lines

  • Manage supplier relationships in coordination with Subcontracts Management, and manage obsolescence to ensure continued production of products

  • Provide leadership and direct support to one or more junior employees.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of relevant experience OR

  • Advance degree and 5 years of relevant experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required

  • Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience and success in leading an indirect tea in a matrix organization structure

  • Business acumen and proficiency interpreting and acting on financial information in project analysis and decision making including earned value management and analysis of discounted cashflows.

  • Established proficiency to identify and execute upon opportunities to work seamlessly with other functions, portfolios, and geographic locations.

  • Proven leadership in strategic thought, appropriate analysis, well-prepared contributions, and sound, timely decision-making.

  • Demonstrated embodiment of a positive, passionate sense of urgency and ownership and ability to instill it in teammates and co-workers.

  • Familiarity with Lean principles

  • Familiarity with Collins Aerospace Avionics Strategic Business Unit business and management practices is desired but not required.

  • Execution experience with development and manufacturing programs, preferably in an aerospace or other highly regulated industry.

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Our Avionics team advances aviation electronics and information management solutions for commercial and military customers across the world. That means we’re helping passengers reach their destination safely. We’re connecting aircraft operators, airports, rail and critical infrastructure with intelligent data service solutions that keep passengers, flight crews and militaries connected and informed. And we’re providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team today.

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option

  • Employee Scholar Program, tuition reimbursement program

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal

  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

  • Incentives for a Healthy You

  • Bright Horizons, back-up child / elder care and college coach resources

  • Autism Benefit

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program

  • And more!

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

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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