Program Manager - Cheshire

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Non-Executive Management

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United States of America


HCT07: S&IS (AIS) - Cheshire Goodrich Corporation, Cheshire, CT, 06410 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we?re dedicated to relentlessly tackle 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.

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.Role Overview
This position is for a senior professional with deep knowledge and highly developed technical expertise in Program Management, who leads medium-sized programs. Develops program plans, schedules, and budgets. Supports strategic planning efforts, solutions for program problems, contract negotiations, and manages important vendors.

Primary Responsibilities:

This position will be responsible for a multi-million dollar customer P&L and critical missile programs. They will interact directly with our customers on a daily basis to understand customer needs. They will then coordinate with all internal stakeholders to drive plans that ultimately delight the customer and grow the business.

This position will manage, medium to large and/or multiple small programs to ensure adherence to the program plans, schedules, and budgets for each of the programs under their responsibility. The Program Manager will monitor strategic planning efforts, present progress reports and value-stream strategies, will recommend solutions for program problems, will be responsible to manage the P&L and provide strategic direction for contract negotiation for the programs under their responsibility.

The Program Manger will be responsible for:

  • Managing the contract lifecycle of medium to large and/or multiple small programs.

  • Interfacing with customers to ensure successful completion of program and follow-on opportunities.

  • Will provide briefings in the customer forum on programmatic issues and results

  • Coordinating the preparation of proposals, business plans, specifications and operations planning for programs and supports the negotiation of contracts and contractual changes

  • Working with the Program Integrated Product Team (IPT) through all phases of the program management process, specifically ensuring the successful achievement of all deliverable outputs and customer requirements

  • Working with IPT leads to resolve technical and contractual issues, prioritize work, allocate resources, and to understand financial variances

  • Managing Risk and Opportunity, working with cross-functional team in development and execution of risk/opportunity plans to meet program objectives

  • Supporting the development of new business growth strategies

  • Interfacing and influencing internally within GNCAS-AIS and within Collins Aerospace at all levels of the organization and in a heavily matrixed environments

  • The Program Manager must have:

  • Experience in engaging all levels of the organization including VP, management and individual contributor level

  • Outstanding written, and oral, communication skills

  • Experience in Managing Risk and Opportunity, briefings in customer forums, and work in cross-functional teams

  • Basic Qualifications:

    This position requires a Bachelor?s degree in the appropriate discipline and 7 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the
    appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 11 years of relevant experience is required.

  • US Citizenship Required

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Communication skills: Negotiation, collaboration, creativity, presentation and communication (written and verbal), responsiveness, being open-minded, team player, facilitation

  • Experience working in a Matrix Organization with multiple customers

  • Strong customer interface skills

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills

  • Microsoft Office experience (strong Excel/PowerPoint, Access a plus)

  • Experience with the SAP suite of tools a plus

  • Travel up to 25%

  • Preferred Qualifications:

    Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree or Master of Science in Aerospace Management

    Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, Earned Value Certification or equivalent

  • Understanding of operations, engineering, or business development

  • Understanding of the missile market is a plus

  • Excellent SAP knowledge and experience desired

  • 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.

    United Technologies Corporation 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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