Principal Operations Program Manager Knowledge and Change Strategies

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Location: Cedar Rapids
Job type: Permanent
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Sector: Business & Administration
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Requisition ID: 15076

Want to work with some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet? Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Want to be a part of a company that has been named numerous times as America’s Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?

Then Collins Aerospace is the place for you. Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world.

We are currently searching for a Principal Operations Program Manager – Knowledge and Change Strategies to join our team in Cedar Rapids, IA (1000). A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates. Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Collins Aerospace as the place to build a rewarding career, while helping create and deliver communications, integration, and engineering solutions that our global customers demand so that our world keeps moving and stays connected. It’s an exciting time to become a part of our team. Join us and discover how high your career can soar at Collins Aerospace.

Job Summary

This position will report to the department lead for Knowledge and Change Strategies and have responsibility for program management and strategy development to support key initiatives for Advanced Manufacturing Engineering & Technology, as well as Enterprise Operations. Must have previous project and/or program management experience combined with change management. Experience with developing knowledge management and/or learning strategies preferred.

Job Responsibilities

Provide program management for department manager and the teams within Advanced Manufacturing Engineering & Technology, as well as the greater Operations functions. Expectations of this role include, but are not limited to, the following:

Provide program support to Advanced Manufacturing Engineering & Technology key initiatives:


Improve proficiency and development pipeline for the top 5 critical roles.


Execute key strategic initiatives: smart factory, advanced manufacturing, product technology and additive manufacturing.

Provide program support for Knowledge and Change Strategies team key objectives.


Align Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering roles & responsibilities.


Develop & execute strategy for capture, transfer and retention of key ME/IE Knowledge.


Integrate Operations legacy training to Collins Aerospace Technical University and develop learning strategy for future state.

Assist in developing key strategies in knowledge management, learning and development, innovation and change management.

Actively promote the assimilation of Knowledge and Change strategies through continued education, partnership, and consultation with key project stakeholders.

Develop strategic partnerships and work collaboratively with Operations leadership and subject matter experts, HR specialists, Corporate Communications focals, Digital teams and other internal stakeholders as required to ensure successful execution of key initiatives.

Act as a leader in the fields of project and change management by mentoring others within the team and the enterprise, getting involved in enterprise CoPs, employee networks and industry groups; and continually building awareness and teaching others about the importance of effective project and change management.

Plans, directs and monitors program budgets and risk management plans, responsible for meeting program budget and schedule, and ensures all required resources are available for the program.

Supports program status reviews with sponsors and senior/executive leadership as required.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in appropriate discipline or in the absence of a degree six years of related experience

At Collins Aerospace, we believe a solid work-life balance creates a healthy lifestyle and inspires creativity and innovation. We value our people and invest in their development, growth and success at our company by providing development opportunities through Collins Aerospace University, networking, mentoring, and tuition reimbursement.

And that’s just for starters.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

* Medical, dental, and vision insurance

* Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

* Company-paid winter holiday shutdown for most locations

* Generous 401(k) plan that matches 62.5 percent of the first 8 percent of eligible compensation you contribute (or 5 percent if you save 8 percent)

* An Incentive Pay Plan based upon company performance

* Tuition reimbursement

* And more

Interested yet? Apply now and embark on your next worthwhile adventure!

Collins Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.
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