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United Technologies Corporation Senior Manager Business Development in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job ID: 01372401

City: Cedar Rapids

State: Iowa

Country: United States

Category: Strategic Planning

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



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.Are you a strategic thinker who can see beyond the now? Be part of a team that is developing the strategy and direction of one of the biggest players in the aerospace industry. The Global Strategy Development team is a major influencer in the long-term vision of Collins Aerospace. Working together with teams across the company, we focus on strategic planning and analysis, internal and external communications, mergers and acquisitions and revenue synergies. Join a team that has its pulse on the future of aerospace and watch your career take flight.

Are you passionate about growing our company and have strong analytical skills? Want to help guide our leadership team with exceptional strategic thinking? Do you excel at creative teamwork and delivering insightful analysis- turning data into actionable business strategy? If you are ready to make a difference…then we need to talk.

Role Overview:

This position is in the Global Strategy Development organization within the Avionics SBU and supports the Business & Regional Avionics, Commercial Avionics and Military Avionics & Helicopters business units.


The Principal Strategic Development Manager will partner with Value Stream Leaders and other functions to assist in formulating strategic plans and direction. This role will develop strategic objectives, associated strategies and action plans based on fact-based analysis of the market environment. In addition, the person in this role will share in responsibility for facilitating and managing the planning process – organizing and facilitating cross-functional projects and meetings, and developing and tailoring templates for business analyses and presentations.

  • Identify and evaluate new growth opportunities, develop business objectives and strategies, and collaborate with business leaders to integrate implementation actions into their business planning processes

  • Lead project teams who are tasked with formulating business strategies with a focus on uncovering potential targets for mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and partnerships

  • Use judgement and critical thinking to synthesize complex competitor, customer and macro environmental data into information and develop strategic implications. Activities will include working with information provided by internal organizations, consultants as well as some independent data collection

  • Monitor and provide insight into major competitor’s strategies and investor communications

  • Support the Strategy Directors in the development of annual Strategic and Financial Plans

  • Assist with frequent ad hoc requests of various complexity from all areas of the Avionics SBU, with the ability to seek and find help when needed while relying on your own exceptional problem solving skills


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

  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residence is required.

  • A Master of Business Administration or equivalent degree or progress towards an MBA

  • Solid aerospace technical experience including knowledge of avionics systems from Collins and peers that is both broad and deep – sources of experience may include engineering, program/product leadership, and/or deep experience as an avionics end user

  • Qualitative/quantitative business financial skills used in valuation and financial modeling

  • Prior experience in strategy development or business development is preferred

  • Ability to be engaging and challenging in business and technical discussions and hold your convictions while being open to and critically evaluating alternative points of view

  • Strong presentation and communication skills for interacting with executive leadership, both written and verbal with the ability to clearly and concisely articulate your thoughts and conclusions

  • Leadership skills in leading and working with cross functional teams and networking both internally and externally

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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