Marketing Director – Commercial Avionics – 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

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.

Job Summary

Leads the commercial avionics marketing team responsible for all strategic (upstream) and channel (downstream) marketing activities of flight deck solutions in the commercial airline segment worldwide.

Help inspire and transform an existing, high performing marketing team to achieve new benchmarks of strategic and tactical marketing prowess, while growing the value perception of marketing with internal stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee strategic marketing functions for the business unit, including but not limited to:

    • Market requirements capture

    • Keeping pulse of relevant avionics trends

    • Competitive assessments at both product and strategic levels

    • Influencing product roadmap plans based on market needs

    • Market analysis for scoping segments and product value

  • Oversee successful implementation of downstream/go-to-market strategies and actions, including but not limited to:

    • Ensuring Go-To-Market plan creation and management

    • Utilization and quantification of market campaign KPI and ROI

    • Tradeshow and other event prioritization and scoping in alignment with product and business objectives

    • Product/Solution value proposition quantification and messaging

  • Manage annual capital and operating budgets for marketing activities supporting commercial airline avionics

  • Adopt and manage plans for conducting focus groups, surveys and other means of market data collection

  • Communicate marketing initiatives and outputs/findings to internal leadership and external stakeholders alike

  • Work with leadership peers, especially in marketing, sales, strategy, value stream management, and customer support, to ensure effective collaboration between the cross-functional teams, and define clear and delineated roles & responsibilities as appropriate.

  • Represent marketing at customer leadership engagements, industry events, and internal leadership meetings.

Basic Qualifications

  • 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.
  • 10 years of relevant work experience in the aviation industry

  • 3 years of experience leading teams of high caliber individual contributors in achieving defined goals

  • Ability to lead others through complex projects

  • Masterful communicator – written, verbal, and in presentation settings

  • Proven ability to facilitate strong team communication in a cross-function matrixed organization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree

  • Passion for the airline industry, with knowledge of flight operations, aircraft types, flight deck technologies, and business models in the segment

  • Qualitative and quantitative market research experience

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.