Principal Manager, Program Management - Avionics

Rockwell Collins Cedar Rapids , IA 52402

Posted 1 week ago

Requisition ID: 16744

At Collins Aerospace, we're dedicated to relentlessly tackling the toughest challenges in our industry - all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies - Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems - we're driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for managing a team of Commercial Services Program Managers for the Americas region. This position is a working manager position, with ~40%- 50% of the time being managing a large ATS program customer.

Responsible for the cost, schedule and performance of company programs/projects or subsystems of major programs/projects. Coordinates the preparation of proposals, business plans, operating budgets and financial terms and conditions of contract. Responsible for assisting the Program team in ensuring customer program metrics are being met.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the program management activities related to large ATS customer.

  • Responsible for workforce planning and organizational development initiatives: Talent Management; Performance Management; Change Management; Training; Assist in the Integration of Acquisitions.

  • Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of company programs/projects or subsystems of major programs/projects: Direct specific phases of programs/projects from inception through completion.

  • Participate in the negotiation of contracts and contract changes.

  • Participate in the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract.

  • Assist in the establishment of design concepts, criteria and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test.

  • Act as a primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customers to discuss cost, schedule and technical performance.

  • Establish milestones and monitor adherence to master plans and schedules.

  • Identify program problems and obtain solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications.

  • Direct the work of employees assigned to the program/project from the technical, manufacturing and administrative areas.

  • Responsible for specific business areas, such as all programs under a customer, or multiple customers under a product line.

  • Involved in the proposal of new business activities.

  • Assist in the interaction with subcontractors and suppliers concerning strategic planning, team agreements, associations, etc.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in appropriate discipline or in the absence of a degree six years of related experience

Prior program management experience is required, prior management experience is encouraged.

US Citizenship or Permanent Resident (Green Card) required

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.

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

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • And more

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

Collins Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.


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