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Raytheon Technologies Manager, Value Stream Management in Heidelberg, Germany

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Heidelberg, Germany

Job summary:

This position will have life cycle responsibilities for both new product development and support of existing Military Avionics & Helicopters products already in production in Heidelberg. The product Value Stream Leader (VSL) coordinates technical product development; integrating the work of research and development, manufacturing, marketing, sales and service functions for a product line.

Primary responsibilities for this position include strategic planning for their assigned product lines, execution of product developments, and promoting cross-business product synergies to support business unit objectives. The product VSL directs all phases of product development from inception through completion.

Qualified candidates should have a strong technical background in avionics products and systems, with experience leading and managing complex product or system developments. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to balance technical knowledge and business acumen to manage this product line.

Job Responsibilities:

Successful candidate will have responsibilities for managing products through their life cycle and creating cross-business product synergies to support business objectives.

  • Coordinates within program management, engineering, business development and sales to generate development plans and pursuits.

  • Supports preparation of the annual product line LRP/Strategic & Financial Plan and Annual Operating Plan.

  • Identifies product requirements for key program pursuits and development of the product line.

  • Develops product road maps and identify opportunities to generate product reuse across multiple programs.

  • Works closely with all those involved in VSLs to ensure that orders, sales, and profit are forecasted correctly and that goals are met.

  • Either supports Channel VSL or leads proposal preparation and bid activities for the product line.

  • Manages IR&D and customer-funded product development activities.

  • Execution responsibilities include cost, schedule, technical performance, risk management, product support, manufacturing, and quality of all assigned product lines.

  • Presents at customer, program or product reviews.

  • Manages supplier relationships in coordination with Subcontracts Management.

  • Ensures successful transition of products into the manufacturing environment.

  • Accountable of Obsolescence management for MA&H products built at RCD.

  • Develops product quality improvement plans based upon evaluation of product acceptance rates, reliability, scrap, and other quality data.

  • Utilize LEAN concepts and Design to Cost (DTC) to lower product costs and increase profit.

  • Manage obsolescence to ensure continued production of products.

Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:

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

  • The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Strength in interpersonal and presentation skills.

  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks concurrently.

  • Experience with software or hardware project planning and execution.

  • Understanding of the earned value management system and how it is used in program execution.

  • Software development or hardware development and manufacturing transition and sustained production experience is preferred.

  • Well-developed communication skills in German and English, both oral and written.

  • Familiarity in Product Line Management and knowledge in Mission Computer is preferred

Be part of our Team:

  • Join our multicultural team and work with people from different countries

  • Flexible working times, opportunity to work in Home office, 30 days of vacation

  • Industry-specific pay

  • Company sponsored pension plan

  • Corporate health management

  • Internal and external training opportunities to promote the continuous learning and development of our employees

  • Global career opportunities at over 300 sites worldwide

    Raytheon Technologies 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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