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United Technologies Corporation Product Line Value Stream Leader in Rockford, Illinois

Job ID: 01378581

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

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!

This position is for a recognized master in Program Management, who leads medium to large-sized programs and drives strategic planning efforts. Leads contract negotiations, spearheads solutions for program problems, and manages multiple vendors and the P&L of programs.

Role Overview:

The Value Stream Product Line Leader works to create strategic cross-enterprise alignment for the delivery of the product in support of our customers. The product line VSL is accountable for:

  • The life cycle of the Product Value Stream (Generation Systems, Emergency Power, and Primary & Secondary Distribution)

  • Creation and execution of comprehensive strategies for that product aligned across functions & programs

  • Maintaining a competitive product within the market while managing risk / opportunity associated with business viability

  • Industry awareness aligning short-term initiatives with long-term customer needs

  • Leading product value stream including but not limited to performance to plan and risk / opportunity management across all programs

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring a competitive product within the market while ensuring future longevity of product line aligns with business strategy

  • Creation and execution of strategic framework for product line

  • Alignment across functional Integrate Project Team (IPT) on execution of strategic vision

  • Possesses Market space knowledge/expertise to align short term initiatives with long-term customer needs

  • Continuous assessment of future customer strategies including new market exploration

  • Cost, Quality, Producibility alignment to support customer needs

  • Continuously assessing roadmaps to support market / customer needs

  • Competitive analysis and understanding to remain ahead

  • Tactical / Execution of Product Platform

  • Creation and execution of common strategies for product across programs

  • Accountable to product line budget

  • Assess and help prioritize customer value stream product initiatives to support strategy

  • Continuous pursuit of new business / market space

  • Common approach capital investment budget authority

  • Responsible for product design, cost, build, supplier selection, producibility

  • Leading product line value stream IPT

  • Development of integrated master schedule and performance to plan (s) while managing and elevating associated risk / opportunity


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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Program Management experience is preferred

  • Financial management experience preferred

  • Aerospace industry awareness experience preferred

  • In depth product knowledge required

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.