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Company Name : Collins Aerospace
Company Location : Cedar Rapids, IA 52498
Job Position : Associate Director, Pricing & Cost Estimating (Remote)
Job Category : Jobs in Iowa

Job Description :

Mission Systems Pricing & Cost Estimating has an exciting leadership position available. We are seeking an Associate Director, Pricing & Cost Estimating. This position will contribute to the financial success of the Communication, Navigation & Guidance (CNG) portfolio by supporting business pursuits with compliant and winning proposal responses to customer requirements and compliance to multiple Estimating Systems.

This position leads a team of finance professionals and managers who are responsible for proposal efforts ranging from high dollar, complex, competitive pursuits to high volume task order pricing actions. You will work cross-functionally with proposal teams, Finance, Operations, Engineering, and Supply Chain. Relationship building is key for this role, as you will frequently be collaborating with other functions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support all phases of the proposal process from pre-RFP activities through proposal negotiations.

  • Develop cost estimating plan (material & labor) and helps the proposal team in formulating win strategies.

  • Develop pricing strategies to be utilized by proposals team.

  • Act as focal point for the portfolio CFO regarding pricing and proposal cost analysis related issues and ensures alignment with Value Stream Leadership.

  • Responsible for workforce planning; talent management and development; performance management; change management; and training.

  • Ensure compliance with all company, department and government procurement policies and regulations (FAR, DFARS, CAS, TINA).

  • Focal point for internal and external audit requests.

  • Provide oversight of Cost Estimating tools and processes.

  • Maximize performance of our current departmental processes by mapping, monitoring and reviewing annually.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 12 years of prior relevant experience OR

  • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 10 years of experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 16 years of relevant experience is required

  • Must be U.S. Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in developing proposals for the US government or US government prime contractors preferred

  • Experience with ProPricer and Cost Estimating Software preferred

  • The candidate must possess strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to multitask across a variety of tasks and perform under pressure

  • The candidate must be able to achieve critical deadlines with quality results

  • The ability to lead, develop and mentor a staff of pricing analysts and managers, therefore prior leadership experience is require

  • Experience in government laws and regulations related to the development and negotiation of cost proposals is required (FAR, DFARS, CAS, TINA)

  • Strong MS Excel, Power Point, Word skills are 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.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

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.

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

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.

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.

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