Rockwell Collins Principal Program Manager - UAS & Control Tech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Requisition ID: 9902

Want to work with some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet? Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Want to be a part of a company that has been named numerous times as America’s Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?

Then Rockwell Collins is the place for you. Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world.

We are currently searching for a Principal Program Manager in our Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) portfolio to join our team in Cedar Rapids, IA. A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates.

Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Rockwell Collins as the place to build a rewarding career, while helping create and deliver communications, integration, and engineering solutions that our global customers demand so that our world keeps moving and stays connected. It’s an exciting time to become a part of our team. Join us and discover how high your career can soar at Rockwell Collins.

Job Summary

The current threat environment is driving the need for ever increasing capabilities for the warfighter. The UAS Portfolio team is looking for a passionate business leader to guide the capture, development, and execution of our next generation UAS Technologies. The role will require working with Department of Defense (DoD) end customers, OEMs, Industry Partners, and internal stakeholders to develop industry leading solutions.

Job Responsibilities

The current threat environment is driving the need for ever increasing capabilities for the warfighter. The UAS Portfolio team is looking for a passionate business leader to guide the capture, development, and execution of our next generation UAS Technologies. The role will require working with Department of Defense (DoD) end customers, OEMs, Industry Partners, and internal stakeholders to develop industry leading solutions.

The successful candidate will enjoy:

  • Direct visibility of the impact your work has on the safety and capability of our military, and the success of our business.

  • Daily interaction with world-class experts and cutting-edge technology.

  • A dynamic work environment.

  • Building strong working relationships, both internally to Rockwell Collins and externally.

  • Significant discretion in day-to-day activities.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and execute business plans and strategies to grow the UAS business as part of an overarching Airborne strategy.

  • Lead pursuit and order capture activities, including strategy development, customer contact and influence, proposal development, and negotiation.

  • Lead program execution (NRE development and recurring hardware sales), meeting financial, technical and schedule objectives.

  • Run a profitable and predictable business through accurate forecasting, on-time deliveries, and management of risks and opportunities.

  • Serve as a primary customer contact for program activities.

  • Coordinate with Engineering, Business Development, and fellow Program Managers to develop and leverage product line solutions and capabilities.

  • Contribute to the development of the UAS Strategic Financial Plan and Annual Operating Plan.

Basic Qualifications

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance (Active clearance preferred, US Citizenship required)

  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate discipline or in the absence of a degree 10 years of related experience

  • Experience with RC-MAP and RC-IPM processes

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a cross-functional team in a matrixed environment

  • Demonstrated ability to influence others and confidently present to Senior Leadership

  • Ability to quickly develop an in-depth understanding of the industry and the customers

At Rockwell Collins, we believe a solid work-life balance creates a healthy lifestyle and inspires creativity and innovation. We value our people and invest in their development, growth and success at our company by providing development opportunities through Rockwell Collins University, networking, mentoring, and tuition reimbursement.

And that's just for starters.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Company-paid winter holiday shutdown for most locations

  • Generous 401(k) plan that matches 62.5 percent of the first 8 percent of eligible compensation you contribute (or 5 percent if you save 8 percent)

  • An Incentive Pay Plan based upon company performance

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • And more

Interested yet? Apply now and embark on your next worthwhile adventure!

Rockwell Collins is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.