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RTX Corporation Senior Program Manager (Value Stream Leader) - Air Combat Test & Training (ACTT) (Onsite) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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United States of America


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

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Collins Aerospace, an RTX 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.

The Senior Manager Value Stream Management - Air Combat Test & Training will lead the United States Navy Tactical Combat Training System (TCTS) Increment II development programs for the Air Combat Test & Training business. You will be responsible for managing the program plan, schedule, budget, customer interfacing, pursuits, and execution. This role provides the opportunity to monitor strategic planning efforts, present progress reports and value-stream strategy, recommend solutions for program problems, manage the P&L of programs and multiple vendors, and supports contract negotiations.

What You Will Do

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

  • Leads pursuit activities for competitive and sole-sources activities

  • Manages the P&L of the program to ensure profitability targets are met

  • Develops milestones, program plans, schedules and budgets for programs to ensure that the organization’s objectives are met

  • Consolidates and presents plans and progress reports relating to business aspects of the program(s) and manages value-stream strategy and progress

  • Monitors strategic planning efforts for medium and/or complex programs

  • · Demonstrates continuous improvement initiatives to optimize efficiency and quality

  • · Identifies and reacts to program problems and recommends solutions, such as allocation of resources, changing contractual specifications, and coordinating responses to customer action items

  • · Supports the development of new business growth strategies

  • · Supports the negotiation of contracts and contractual changes, including coordinating preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements, operation 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

    Qualifications You Must Have

  • Typically requires a University Degree and minimum 10 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued security clearance is required ​

  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

    Qualifications We Prefer

  • Possess or have the ability to possess a clearance up to the TS/SCI level

  • Have experience with products and systems in the following areas: communications, datalinks, Autonomy, AI/Machine learning, open standards/architectures, position navigation and timing (PNT).

  • Have demonstrated ability to recognize, pursue, and capture discretionary offset opportunities (i.e. customer funded R&D) that directly supports business strategies via direct government support or through other contractors

  • Have experience with leveraging efforts and technologies from other Collins Aerospace organizations

  • Have experience with EVMS program management and R&O management

    What We Offer ​

  • 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! 

    Learn More & Apply Now! ​

    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. ​

    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. ​

    *Please ensure the role type (defined below) is appropriate for your needs before applying to 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.

    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.

The salary range for this role is 118,000 USD - 246,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX 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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