Rockwell Collins Principal Program Manager - Embedded PNT in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Requisition ID: 11439

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 - Embedded PNT to join our team in Cedar Rapids, IA (1000). 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

Candidates for the role will be responsible for the full lifecycle management of embedded products and modernized pursuits within the Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Solutions portfolio. Program Managers in this role will lead pursuit and order capture, product line execution, transition to production, contract profit & loss, and customer affinity. The Program Manager will coordinate activities across Rockwell Collins’ shared business model; including engineering, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and service functions.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with business development to lead the pursuit and order capture of strategic legacy and modernized embedded navigation opportunities; including most important requirements, competitive face-off, Price to Win (PTW), and customer contact plans.

  • Plans, directs, and monitors program budgets and schedule; serves as primary customer contact for program information. Has responsibility for profit & loss of the program.

  • Responsible for managing programs of moderate to high complexity; including active risk management. Typically responsible for programs between $50-100M+ (total program) or key strategic programs with long term revenue potential of $50-100M+ within 5-10 years.

  • Responsible for maintaining existing products and services. This includes managing obsolete parts, production and delivery, and customer support. Responsible for product roadmaps for future product line features/enhancements. Has R&D responsibility for upgrades to existing and major new products.

  • Interact with subcontractors and suppliers concerning program execution, strategic planning, teaming agreements, associations, etc.

  • Responsible for the decision point process; coordinates responsibilities with other functional areas within Rockwell Collins.

  • Effectively networks internally and with the broader customer community.

Personal Attributes

  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results; applies critical thinking to customer interactions, in an effort to develop the best value proposition for the customer.

  • Ability to engage a team around a shared vision and strategy, can articulate complex messages simply; balances long and short term, team player, courageous, and able to deal with ambiguity.

  • Delivers consistent results and build strategic initiatives for the future.

  • Works with little supervision. Provides program status reviews with executive level visibility on a regular basis.

  • Builds strong and extensive working relationships internally and externally. External customer contacts are typically mid-level program management, engineering, maintenance and procurement agents.

  • Applies an in-depth understanding of cultural differences when interacting and conducting business locally, regionally and globally.

  • The ability to quickly establish relationships with Rockwell Collins’ customers, strategic partners, and suppliers.

Basic Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of Position, Navigation and timing (PNT) for military applications. Having worked in the GPS market is a strong plus.

  • Prior experience in Project Management; can execute large value programs; experience with Earned Value Management (EVM), risk management expertise.

  • Experience negotiating complex and large value business; strong understanding of government contracting processes.

  • Proven ability to manage a diverse set of Programs, Products that together contribute to a singular Business goal.

  • Expectations for Travel up to 25%.

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline, applied experience in military procurement, business, or program management.

  • Advance degree (MBA) preferred with knowledge of the military Position, Navigation and Timing industry.

Preferred Skills

  • Understanding of RC-MAP, RC-IPM, RC-TCP is desired

  • Understanding of Rockwell Collins Pursuit and Order Capture Process is desired

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.