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Raytheon Technologies Principal Specialist, Proposals - CommAv (REMOTE) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The Proposal Manager operates as a core member of proposal pursuit teams, providing the successful candidate the opportunity to help build the fast-growing aerospace market by administering and coordinating activities involved in the development and revision of Aftermarket proposals. This position provides visibility and exposure to all other functions of the business unit like value stream leadership, marketing, engineering, finance, contracts and leadership.

Job responsibilities:

  • Works closely with Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Contracts, Finance and Value Stream Leaders to ensure concurrence on pursuit strategy and to assemble compliant proposals for established products

  • Leads proposal development by proactively gathering customer information from IPT members and coordinating internal efforts to assure a timely response to requests

  • Develops customer-focused proposals that make a compelling case for the Collins value proposition

  • Analyzing customer solicitations and requirements and identifying appropriate approvers

  • Organizing, managing and coaching proposal collaborators

  • Assists the Pursuit Lead in proposal reviews providing information on proposal details

  • Reviewing written content for clarity, grammar and compliance to requirements

  • Maintaining proposal tracking tool and weekly status updates

  • Following and tailoring established processes and procedures to ensure teams develop quality proposal deliverable and accurate pricing model

  • Identifying action items and holding teams accountable to deadlines

  • Interacts with account managers prior to and/or after sale developing and maintaining positive partner relationships and cultivates an extensive network of internal contacts

  • Coordinates training of sales for onboarding and change management

Expertise / Skills:

  • Proposal Managers are skillful communicators across functional areas, are decisive problem-solvers across an array of pursuit issues and exhibit the temperament to successfully resolve conflict and operate in situations where variables are prone to change.

  • These communication and decision-making skills will be used to understand issues facing sales, our leadership, and our customers and distill them into innovative solutions to support effective proposal development.

  • The Proposal Manager is a critical thinker, who poses insightful questions to guide the team to better refine proposal content. They have high-quality standards and a critical eye for the written word.

  • Develops solutions to a variety of problems of moderate - high scope and complexity, referring to defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action

  • Contributes and implements innovative continuous improvement ideas, working to enhance and improve processes and procedures that enable optimized productivity and customer-focused offerings

  • Performs work with minimal direction, receiving general instruction on new projects or assignments

  • Work may be reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall adequacy

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder  

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of prior relevant experience OR   

  • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years of experience OR  

  • In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required  

    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.

    Our Avionics team advances flight deck solutions, airborne communications, vision systems, sensors and fire protection for commercial and military customers around the world. That means we’re helping people reach their destination safely and keeping pilots, passengers, flight crews, airlines, airports and military personnel connected and informed. And we’re providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team today.

    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!

    Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

    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.


    • Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

    Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home). An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed.

    Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

    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 program

  • Student Loan Repayment Program

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal, ID theft protection

  • Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits

  • Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning

  • Adoption Assistance         

  • Autism Benefit

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions

  • Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Bright Horizons, child and elder care services

  • Teladoc Medical Experts, 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.

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.