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Rockwell Collins
Location: Colorado Springs
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Quality Control & Assurance
Category: Auditor Jobs
Manager, Supplier Quality
Business Unit Collins Aerospace
Req IDDate posted 07/20/City Colorado Springs
State/Province Colorado
Country/Region United States

Date Posted:



United States of America


UT79: UTAS-CO-Corp 1275 N. Newport Road, Colorado Springs, CO, 80916 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

At Collins Aerospace, our Interiors team is focused on innovation, safety and cost efficiency. But we don’t just get people from point A to point B. We’re committed to making air travel more comfortable, connected and secure. As a leader in aviation interior products and services, we’re helping airlines and original equipment manufacturers create a positive experience for their customers. With offices and manufacturing facilities in more than 12 states across the U.S. and more than 10 countries around the globe, we’re changing the game of aircraft interiors. Are you ready to join our team?You could be a great fit for our Quality organization if:
• You take immense satisfaction and pride in the quality of your work.
• You’re the first to point out opportunities for continuous improvement (even outside of work…not at all to the annoyance of your friends and family).
• You understand the absolute importance of adhering to compliance…all while making your customers proud by achieving a zero-defect quality delivery plan.
OK. We got it. You live and breathe Quality. So do we! For us at Collins Aerospace, quality is personal. People’s lives and safety depend on the quality of our products. From the child flying for the first time, to the men and women who save lives, to the astronaut exploring outer space – what we do matters, every day. If you checked the boxes above, we invite you to join the Quality organization as we work to be the best aerospace company for the world by delighting our customers with 100 percent on-time delivery and zero defect parts.

Role Overview

Mission Systems is looking for a Manager to lead a new multiple site based Supplier Quality team supporting the Training & Mission Systems portfolio of the Ejection and Propulsion Systems operations in both Colorado Springs and Fairfield, California. This leader will manage a team that provides both manufacturing support of engineered item and commodity materials supporting Mission Systems. This position is an exciting opportunity with room for career growth opportunities.

This position is responsible for leading the development and execute the quality plan to improve customer satisfaction and is accountable for achieving quality goals, metrics, and manufacturing objectives. In addition, this position is responsible for leading and executing a manufacturing strategy aimed to improve Collins Aerospace overall customer satisfaction. This role will lead a Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) manufacturing support team as well as have overall commodity and engineered item responsibilities.

Primary Responsibilities:


Manages technical talent and is responsible for an organization of quality engineers and/or managers.


Leverages advanced Quality tools (Data Analysis, Lean, Six Sigma, DMAIC, APQP) and provides direction for employees on complex technical quality subjects.


Ensure efficient use of resources which contribute to the completion of domain projects. Drives reuse, personnel development, skill acquisition, process improvement.


Defines execution of quality plan along with related work scope


Develops and ensures organizational compliance to policies, processes, and standard work requirements.


Contributes to long-term resource planning, while acquiring and developing technical resources which contribute to the effective completion of quality initiatives.


Actively addresses employee performance and organizational alignment.


Oversees and participates in review of customer/industry/supplier requirements and development of program bids to ensure compliance and success.


May serve as primary quality liaison to the customer groups. Participates in external professional organizations.


Focal point for portfolio leadership for quality initiatives


Responsible for planning, organizing, and controlling responsibilities for groups of supplier quality professionals.


Responsible to identify, communicate and mitigate risk in a segment within the value stream


Manages changes of the quality management system that are planned and implemented.


Reporting on the performance of the QMS to leaders as a basis for improvement of the QMS.


Ensuring awareness of customer requirements is promoted throughout the organization.


25% Travel on average

Basic Qualifications:
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 3 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required. STEM highly preferred. US Citizenship or Permanent Residence is required. Candidate must have formal leadership experience in Manufacturing, Supply Chain and/or Quality. US Citizenship or Permanent Residence is required.

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.
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
• Tuition reimbursement
• Life insurance and disability coverage
• And more

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

United Technologies Corporation 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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