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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01453998 Date posted 06/02/2021 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

Collins Aerospace is looking for experienced Subcontracts Program Managers to join its Military Avionics and Helicopters (MA&H) team.  You will be a key member of integrated product teams with responsibility for planning and executing subcontracting strategies for complex subassemblies, managing supplier relationships and coordinating with internal functional and business teams to achieve program goals. You will support all phases of the product life cycle – business capture, product development, production and service/support. You will be working with advanced technologies and suppliers from around the world.

Office location for this role is flexible.

Activities and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Oversee the planning, release and management of all aspects of subcontracts and procurement activities with annual spend up to $20M.

  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with global suppliers. Effectively communicate with all levels of suppliers’ staff.

  • Actively manage supply chain-related program risk, evaluate supplier performance, propose and initiate corrective actions.

  • Brief program management, customer, functional and business leadership on status and issues affecting contract performance, cost and program risk.

  • Review and evaluate Supplier Statements of Work (SSOW), prepare Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Proposals (RFP) in support of program requirements. 

  • Lead the review and evaluation of supplier proposals, perform fact-finding and manage cost and pricing analysis.

  • Develop supplier negotiation strategies and lead negotiations.

  • Draft and/or review documents containing contractual or technical terminology.

  • Ensure compliance with federal regulatory requirements and Raytheon policy and procedures, including Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR/DFAR) and import/export requirements.

Required Skills: 

  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant Aerospace and Defense industry experience in program management, subcontracts management, material program management or related roles, preferably on U.S. Government or Dept of Defense programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize activities, manage conflicting priorities and urgently respond to unforeseen developments.

  • Ability to successfully execute tactical activities without losing sight of strategic objectives.

  • Working knowledge of applicable Government regulations and laws (e.g. – FAR/DFAR, export control).

  • Familiarity with various types of contracting arrangements – e.g. Firm Fixed Price, Time & Material, Cost Plus, Services, etc.

  • Excellent presentation, oral and written skills.

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and team-building skills.

  • Experienced with formal risk management and program management methods.

  • Proven negotiation skills with the ability to define strategies and lead complex negotiations.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Projects, Word, PowerPoint).

  • Familiarity with SAP or other ERP systems and program management tools.

  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.

  • Willingness to support calls with international suppliers outside of core business hours.

Basic Qualifications:

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

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

  • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years experience OR

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

  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations.

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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