Business Development Manager – USAF (Remote Option) – Collins Aerospace – Cedar Rapids, IA

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Collins Aerospace

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

Job Description:

The position is responsible for supporting the Integrated Training Solutions portfolio within Collins Aerospace Mission Systems. The main responsibilities for the Account Manager include:

  • Lead the business development activities for US Navy and US Air Force related opportunities

  • Manage the interface between Collins Aerospace and customer executive offices to build strong customer intimacy across our organizations.

  • Develop and implement customer strategies to maximize sales opportunities and customer satisfaction consistent with corporate goals and objectives.

  • Understand customer strategic direction and ensure it correlates with business unit strategies.

  • Develop and maintain customer insight for early identification and shaping of customer requirements and for influencing our internal investments and strategies.

  • Prepare and deliver Collins Aerospace capability briefings.

  • Guide teams on interfacing with your customers in their pursuit and order capture activities.

  • Provide leadership to program and product managers to meet key development and delivery objectives while maximizing customer satisfaction.

  • Ensure post-contract activities support Collins Aerospace long terms goals and objectives.

  • Cultivate relationships with industry partners; recommend acquisitions and alliances (teaming).

  • Maintain key contacts among government, corporate, and professional groups to promote current and future business opportunities.

  • Work with our international focused teams to identify foreign military sales opportunities.

  • Support market and competitive analyses.

  • Provide guidance in Defense related trade shows, communications, and marketing publications.

Please note:

This position is telecommuting

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of relevant experience OR

  • Advance degree and 7 years of relevant experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required

  • U.S. citizenship is required.

  • Ability to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense SECRET Security Clearance is required; having a current SECRET or above security clearance is highly desired

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recent experience working with the U.S. Air Force and / or U.S. Navy is highly desired; the ideal candidate would be an O-6/GS-15.

  • Five or more years of experience in fighter operations, weapons delivery, and/or training operations is desired; fighter pilot, flight training, and/or F-35 experience is highly desired.

  • Be comfortable with strategic/critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving, debate, challenging customer thinking, and fact-based analysis of alternatives is required.

  • A working knowledge of industry business case analysis and pursuit concepts as well as U.S. DOD business enterprise to include the DOD acquisition process is desired.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills is required; ability to brief large audiences and senior officials with confidence and poise is required.

  • Ability to support domestic and occasional international travel is required.

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.

We make modern flight possible for millions of travelers and our military every second. Our major product lines are on-board virtually every aircraft flying. Be it keeping passengers safe with our emergency power generation systems or creating a positive in-flight experience through reliable cabin pressure controls and quieter engines, Power & Controls focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. We hire the top people in the industry. Their ideas drive our performance, and their integrity keeps our customers happy. Join us as we take flight!

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.


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

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal

  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

  • Redbrick – Incentives for a Healthy You

  • Autism Benefit

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Best Doctors, 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

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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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Raytheon Technologies is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.