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United Technologies Corporation Manager, Operations Lead, Value Stream in Rockford, Illinois

Job ID: 01389223

City: Rockford

State: Illinois

Country: United States

Category: General Management

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


A01: Rockford - Aerospace 4747 Harrison Avenue, Rockford, IL, 61125 USA

The Value Stream Operations Lead is the responsible point of contact for the ship-set of products within the assigned Value Stream(s) for production planning, supply chain, production, quality and logistics to meet program milestones, successfully transition product to the factory, support on-time delivery of high quality products, support rate-readiness activities, and achieve cost and sales targets. Responsible for the Manufacturing Transition and Build Plan.

The Value Stream Operations Lead is the responsible point of contact for all of Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Quality throughout the product life cycle in the assigned Value Stream. This position establishes tactical and strategic operation plans, inputs to business plans & proposals, projections and program management initiatives, establishes robust control and reporting systems, liaises with program leaders and external customers.

This role requires exceptional problem-solving skills & the ability to build efficient and effective working relationships to achieve results through collaboration and influence without direct authority across the many functional groups; (such as Internal Operations sites, Supply Chain, Quality, Materials, and Engineering).

This role requires strong communication skills (written, verbal, presentations). Delighting customers by providing timely and accurate updates via the most desired communication means is paramount.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Establish key elements of strategic and tactical operation plans.

  • Create and Maintain Manufacturing Transition and Build Plan

  • Prepare forecast and status of monthly sales performance

  • Ensure alignment with the customer program objectives.

  • Manage / coordinate production sites to deliver to end customer, including aftermarket needs

  • Primary point of contact to the customer, along with the Value Stream Lead, for operational discussions

  • Establishes robust control and reporting systems to monitor progress against plans and business metrics.

  • Formulate and drive plans, root cause and corrective actions, recovery plans and projections, based on analysis of program metrics and status.


Basic Qualifications:

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 7 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience.

  • In the absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Aerospace Industry experience preferred

  • Experience in an customer facing role is preferred

  • Operational understanding of manufacturing, decision point and engineering processes is preferred.

  • Basic production configuration management, planning principles and ERP system tools (i.e. SAP) is preferred.

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.

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!

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

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Ability to buy an additional week of vacation

  • Employee scholar program

  • Funding of courses for pursuing approved certifications

  • Annual Merit and performance review

  • Numerous paths for advancement – both within team you join and outside

  • UTFlex program consideration

  • Primary CareTake leave

  • Parental Leave

  • 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

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.

Thank you for your interest in a career at United Technologies! We will soon upgrade to an improved job application system to simplify the apply experience. You will still be able to apply to any of our current job openings through December 18, 2018. On January 2, 2019, our new and improved job application system will launch; please check back on that date to see all of our job openings.