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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01414436 Date posted 12/02/2020 City Cedar Rapids State/Province Iowa Country/Region United States

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

Role Overview:

Looking for an experienced Value Stream Leader to support all phases of the value stream within the Advanced Data Links department of Mission Systems.  Candidates will be responsible for leading pursuit and capture opportunities, executing both internal (IR&D) and external development programs, supporting new product introduction and production transition activities while managing the total life cycle of new and existing product lines.  As a Value Stream Leader you will also be an integral part of developing strategies and actions related to SFP and establishing baselines and ensuring performance to our AOP.  Coordination with many organizations across Collins Aerospace and Raytheon Technologies will be expected as well as interaction with Government customers and contractors.  Some travel should be expected but will follow Collins corporate and local/state/national guidelines given current conditions.  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leads the re-application of a product or program and potentially new programs.

  • Manages change or non-complex new functionality more frequently on multiple product lines and services.

  • Interfaces with multiple customers / potential customers for various product lines and services, with moderate material impact to the enterprise.

  • Ability to have a growing impact on customer satisfaction due to regular customer interface and project scope.

  • Regularly influences and negotiates to achieve and/or exceed enterprise commitments.

  • Will establish a medium to high level OEM/customer relationship.

  • Consulted as an advisor across the portfolios within a SBU.

  • Has advanced, applied theory level knowledge of the management system.

  • Leads complex teams with some matrixed responsibilities.

  • Accountable for entire performance of the assigned value stream.

  • Leads decision making for the IPTs and applies critical thinking where incomplete data exists.

  • Develops internal and external networks and effectively communicates vision to their IPT, connecting how the vision fits within the enterprise strategies. Impact over projects large in scope. Plans, directs, and monitors collateral budget. Typically leads critically strategic value streams. Strategic R&D investments may span over 1-5 years, as appropriate.

  • Provides inputs to the strategic plan for their specific project and has medium influence to SFP.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the Collins Management System and strong networks across Mission System, Integrated Systems and other relevant organizations is highly desirable. 

  • Preferred candidates will have a strong background in Data Links and Communication systems, including technical acumen of Advanced Data Links and Collins Communication, Navigation and Guidance Systems products. 

  • Candidates should be self starters and highly motivated individuals who can work well in a team environment. 

  • Experience working through production transition and long term product support is also considered a desirable characteristic. 

  • One must have an ability to successfully work remotely while being able to support on-site meetings in Cedar Rapids, IA as needed on a weekly basis. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of relevant experience OR

  • Advance degree and 7 years of relevant experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required

  • An existing security clearance at the Secret or above level is also highly preferred but an ability to achieve a clearance is a must.   

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

We make modern flight possible for millions of travelers and our military every second.  Our major product lines are on-board virtually every aircraft flying. Be it keeping passengers safe with our emergency power generation systems or creating a positive in-flight experience through reliable cabin pressure controls and quieter engines, Power & Controls focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. We hire the top people in the industry. Their ideas drive our performance, and their integrity keeps our customers happy. Join us as we take flight!

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

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

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

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

  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

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

  • Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You

  • Autism Benefit

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Best Doctors, 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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