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Raytheon Technologies Operations Lead, Value Stream in Rockford, Illinois

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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.

  • US Citizen is required.

​Preferred Qualifications:

  • Aerospace Industry experience preferred

  • Proven organizational / project management and analytical skills

  • Proven ability to inspire, empower, build trust and drive change and innovation.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in dynamic environment with constantly changing priorities

  • Experience in an customer facing role is desired

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

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

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


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, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal

  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

  • Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You

  • Autism Benefit

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Best Doctors, second opinion program

  • 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

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.

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

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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Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.