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Value Stream Leader - Military Avionics and Helicopters - Fighter and Bomber

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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01455326 Date posted 06/09/2021 City Burnsville State/Province Minnesota Country/Region United States

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

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.

Role Overview

This position is for a senior professional with deep knowledge and highly developed technical expertise in Program Management, able to manage complex problems in a large program.  Develops and implements new processes, standards or operational plans that impact the achievement of results.  Develops program plans, schedules, and budgets, and supports strategic planning efforts, contract negotiations, and may manage important vendors.

More specifically, this position supports the Military Avionics and Helicopters - Fighter and Bomber business unit with primary focus on Strike and Rotary Wing Platforms. While this position will concentrate on support of the Strike/Helo Portfolio  platforms, with secondary responsibilities for support of other Fighter and Bomber platforms are also possible.  General knowledge and awareness of US DOD acquisition processes and the tactical jet or bomber operator community would be beneficial. Individuals are responsible for achievement of strategic goals with respect to customer satisfaction, execution of program deliverables, and business growth and profitability on their assigned programs.  Strong candidates should have a technical background in avionics products and systems, with experience leading and managing complex production programs.  Knowledge of aerospace sensors products and industry is desired, but not required.  The position requires taking a leadership role in frequent interactions with key customer stakeholders and providing cross-functional leadership to coordinate activities across the Collins Aerospace team that includes Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Finance, Service and Customer-facing representatives to achieve program commitments and deliverables. Individual travel varies but could include up to 20% of your time.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide program execution expertise with q primary focus on  Sensors products for the Fighter and Bomber Avionics team

  • Lead in the areas of planning, organization and coordination of all functional departments necessary to maintain customer satisfaction and to support execution of program deliverables, including product deliveries, implementation of cost reduction projects, proposal preparation and bid activities for various product lines, and data management

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

  • Maintain responsibility for 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 Sensors 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 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

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be US Citizen or US person with approval to work in the United States without sponsorship

  • Strong communication skills

  • Must be willing to travel as needed

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 7 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience.  In the absence of a degree, 11 years of relevant experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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.

  • Exhibited capability to foster an environment which enables application of lean philosophy, novel thinking, and fresh ideas to business challenges resulting in creative and competitive solutions.

  • Disciplined aptitude with baseline scope control, financial management, and earned value.

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

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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