Space Systems – Low Earth Orbit Value Stream – Transformation and Special Projects Manager (Hybrid), WindsorLocks, Connecticut

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WindsorLocks, Connecticut

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United States of America


01: Building 01 Windsor Locks One Hamilton Road, Windsor Locks, CT, 06096 USA

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Ideal candidate is a high energy leader, experienced in hands on driving of tactical execution and implementation of operational strategy in the aerospace and defense sector. They should possess high business acumen, a strong understanding of project management, along with practical operations experience.   Accountable for the full lifecycle of assigned projects from inception through completion. Assigned as the chair of the Integrated Project Team (IPT) accountable for managing the contract lifecycle, cost, schedule, performance and on-time delivery of company programs or subsystems of major programs. Serves as the face of the organization to clients and customers.

This position expects to travel >50% of time (International & Domestic).

Primary Responsibilities

Develops and implements strategies to transform business and operational processes

Drives implementation of strategic sourcing and cost reduction strategies

Accountable for all project commitments including deliveries and financial performance

Leads an international team with matrixed responsibilities across functions.

Accountable for performance the team and influences matrixed IPTs decision making.

Drives a positive impact on customer satisfaction and business objectives throughout execution of project scope.

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

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

Develops internal and external networks and effectively communicates and motivates a team.

Communicates vision to their IPT and stakeholders within and outside of the function

Plans, directs, and monitors collateral budget and leads strategic efforts with financial impacts lasting 5+ years.

Responsibilities include interacting with internal and external customers, identifying opportunities to increase sales and profitability, managing technical and hardware deliverables, ensuring programs meet commitments on schedule and budget, and communicating the policies, purposes, and goals of the organization to the cross-functional team.

Establish milestones and monitor adherence to master plans and schedules, proactively identify problems and obtain solutions, such as allocation of resources or negotiating contractual specifications.

Be responsible for risk/opportunity management and earned value management of assigned work to ensure on-time and within budget completion, including work performed at subcontractors..

Represent our company with our customers and manage the program to meet contract requirements.

Organize and conduct program status reviews, team meetings, and various other regular business activities.

Represent the program or project to our company senior management, managing and reporting revenue, margin, capital expenditure, and other status as appropriate.

Responsibilities include interacting with internal and external customers, managing across multiple sites,

Basic Qualifications:

Typically requires a University Degree or equivalent experience and minimum 10 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years of experience

Must be a U.S. Citizen

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

Highly organized, attention to detail

Hands on project management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience managing tactical execution turn arounds, business transformations, or operational excellence projects

Proven experience with continuous improvement 

Strong financial acumen 

Have strong experience with manufacturing and operations 

Experience managing complicated customer relationships

Experience with space system products and services

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.

RTX Raytheon / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBRTX-01605713  2023.03.10

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