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Associate Director, Program Manager

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Company Name
United Technologies Corporation
Physical Address

Rockford, IL 61106
Job Description

Job ID: 01365985

City: Rockford

State: Illinois

Country: United States

Category: General Management

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


A01: Rockford – Aerospace 4747 Harrison Avenue, Rockford, IL, 61125 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.

This position is for a recognized expert in Program Management, a thought leader, who leads strategic planning efforts and establishing objectives for large-sized programs. Spearheads solutions and resolution development for program problems, manages multiple important vendors, and oversees contract negotiations and the P&L of programs.

Primary Responsibilities:

+ Leads large-sized programto ensure adherence to program plans, schedules and budgets for programs.

+ Establishes, implements and owns milestones, program plans, schedules and budgets for programs, leads strategic planning efforts for medium and/or complex programs, and oversees the appropriate use of all resources allocated to the program.

+ Drives reviews and presentations of plans and progress reports, oversees the presentation of value-stream strategy, progress and results to ensure that goals are achieved.

+ Drives and develops continuous improvement initiatives to optimize efficiency and quality.

+ Identifies and handles program problems and spearheads solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications and participates in resolution development for escalated problems.

+ Oversees the development of new business growth strategies.

+ Directs/oversees responses to complex customer action items to ensure alignment with the customer program objectives.

+ Oversees the negotiation of contracts and contractual changes, including coordinating preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements, operational 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.

Basic Qualifications:

+ This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 12 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 10 years of relevant experience.

+ In the absence of a degree, 16 years of relevant experience is required.


+ Program planning and management (cost, quality and schedule) experience

+ P&L experience

+ Experience in a customer facing role

+ Understanding of Continuous Improvement and their use (Six Sigma).

+ Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.

+ Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.

+ Due to specific contracts must be US Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Experience using SAP or equivalent ERP program desirable.

+ Experience leading a cross functional team

Due to Special programs and projects, US Citizenship is required for this position.

This position is considered safety sensitive in accordance with NASA Guidelines. Candidate will be subject to drug and alcohol testing per NASA’s regulation SUBPART 1835.5 Drug- Free Workforce

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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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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