Senior Value Stream Leader – Autonomy & Flight Control Solutions (A&FCS) (Hybrid), Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

The Autonomy & Flight Control Solutions (A&FCS) team is seeking a recognized professional in Value Stream Leadership (VSL) to join our team as a Senior Manager (individual contributor) for Autonomy & Flight Control Solutions (AFCS) Programs and Products. This person drives strategic planning efforts, develops milestones, spearhead solutions for program problems, oversee the P&L and manages multiple important business to business/government relationships and leads contract negotiations.

Primary Responsibilities:

Leads large and/or medium sized programs to ensure adherence to program plans, schedules and budgets for programs under his/her responsibility.

Oversee P&L of the program to ensure that profitability targets are met, and manages multiple important vendors

Establishes milestones, develops and owns program plans, schedules, and budgets, and monitors allocation of resources.

Reviews and presents plans and progress reports, monitors the presentation of value-stream strategy, progress, and results.

Drives strategic planning efforts for Large and/or complex programs.

Leads continuous improvement including initiatives to optimize efficiency and quality.

Identifies and reacts to program problems and recommends solutions, such as allocation of resources and changing contractual specifications, and assists in resolution development for escalated problems.

Develops new business growth strategies.

Drives/leads responses to customer action items.

Leads the negotiation of contracts and contractual changes, including coordinating preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements, operational budgets, specifications, and financial conditions of contracts to ensure legal compliance and to protect the organization’s interests.

Directs all program phases from inception through completion.

Interfaces with customers for project specifications to ensure successful completion.

Manages the contract lifecycle, cost, schedule and performance of company programs or subsystems of major programs.

Coordinates the negotiation, proposals, business plans, budgets and contracts for programs.

Establishes cost focused performance targets and directs work to achieve these targets.

Basic Qualifications:

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

Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years of experience OR

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

U.S. Citizenship required

Must have or be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance.  Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to travel regularly, including international

Existing US DoD Security Clearance

Experience with Collins Management System (CMS)

Experience with Autonomy & Flight Controls targeting Group 2/3/4 UAS Platforms

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.

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.

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.


* Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite.  Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home).  An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed. 

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

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 program
Student Loan Repayment Program
Life insurance and disability coverage
Optional coverages you can buy: pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal, ID theft protection
Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits
Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning
Adoption Assistance         
Autism Benefit
Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions
Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program
Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
Bright Horizons, child and elder care services
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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