United States of America
HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 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.
Our Avionics team advances aviation electronics and information management solutions for commercial and military customers across the world. That means we’re helping passengers reach their destination safely. We’re connecting aircraft operators, airports, rail and critical infrastructure with intelligent data service solutions that keep passengers, flight crews and militaries connected and informed. And we’re providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team today.
The New Product Introduction (NPI) Associate Director will be responsible for leading teams to influence product design to drive predictability and repeatability into operations and improve customer value. The leader and their teams will facilitate the cooperation and cohesion between Operations, Engineering and Program Management during the development and transition of new products to ensure they are manufacturable and ready for rate production. From a business perspective, the candidate will be required to track day-to-day project status, support internal and external customer meetings, ensure project process compliance, support annual NPI strategic and financial planning efforts, and be focal for their NPI team. From a team management perspective the candidate will be required to support employees development (coaching, mentoring, training and career development), day-to-day performance management, talent acquisition/retention, and resource management. This candidate must have the ability to build strong business relationships and have the flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment across a matrix organization.
Ensure Operations voice is considered in development decision making
Build collaborative working environment to accomplish team goals
Development and coordination of a new product introduction team
Oversight of the early builds, transition build team, and activities
Prioritize human resources to meet business objectives
Responsible for selection of new employees as well as development and performance management of current employees
Contributes to the development, modification, and review of New Product Introduction systems, processes, reporting methods, and tools
Support yearly Strategic and Operational Financial Planning activities
Ensures quality, cost, schedule, and inventory goals are achieved to the overall operations plan
Strategic thinker with the ability to communicate effectively to all levels of the organization
Demonstrates the ability to provide positive leadership skills for interfacing with both internal and external customers
Strives for 100% internal and external customer satisfaction by understanding the customer’s needs and providing goods and services that satisfy the customer
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 10 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 8 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required.
US Citizenship or Permanent Residence (Green Card)
Position is located in Cedar Rapids (relocation assistance available)
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline and Manufacturing Experience
Formal Leadership experience
Strong knowledge in Product Development, Manufacturing, Material & Supply, and Quality
Excellent Communication Skills – Written and Verbal
STEM degree preferred
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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