Associate Director, Value Stream Management- LEO Platforms (Hybrid)


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Windsor Locks, CT

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United States of America


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

Accountable for the full lifecycle of Low Earth Orbit Space products and services from inception through completion, inclusive of pursuit and order capture, design and development, produce to deliver, service/support, and long-term strategic business plans. 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. Has profit & Loss (P&L) responsibility for the assigned L5 value stream within the LEO portfolio.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for all customer commitments including deliveries and financial performance

  • Leads a team of multiple L6 VSLs & PMs with matrixed responsibilities over sub-system teams.

  • Accountable for entire performance of the assigned value stream and influences matrixed IPTs decision making.

  • Drives a positive impact on customer satisfaction through regular customer interface and 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, as well as connects how the vision fits within the Space market.

  • Impact over projects large in scope. Plans, directs, and monitors collateral budget and leads key strategic value streams with long-term revenue potential with an impact lasting 5-10 years.

  • Strategic R&D investments may span over 1-5 years, as appropriate.

  • As the successful candidate, you will be required to manage multiple programs. Responsibilities include interacting with internal and external customers, leading proposal generation, identifying growth opportunities to increase sales and profitability, managing all technical and hardware deliverables, ensuring development programs meet commitments on schedule and budget while meeting all customer requirements, and communicating the policies, purposes, and goals of the organization to the cross-functional team.

  • Serve as the Capture Manager for new business opportunities, to include developing customer relationships, win strategies, developing estimates, management of timely submittals of major proposals and contracts, and conduct successful customer negotiations.

  • 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, including delivery schedules, cost, and technical specifications.

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

  • Represent the program to our company senior management, managing and reporting revenue, gross margin, capital expenditure, new business development, and customer satisfaction.

  • Responsibilities include interacting with internal and external customers, managing across multiple sites, identifying growth opportunities to increase sales and profitability, ensuring development programs meet schedule, budget and all customer requirements, and communicating the policies, purposes, and goals of the organization to the cross-functional team.

  • Support the establishment and implementation of a strategic growth plan for the business

  • Manage all aspects of the business including negotiations, meeting customer contract and technical requirements, cost and schedule.

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

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing complicated customer relationships

  • Experience with space system products and services

  • Hands on project management experience

  • Highly organized; attention to detail

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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