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Raytheon Technologies Associate Director, Global Business Development, Defense Sustainment in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Defense Sustainment is seeking an Associate Director, Global Business Development to work with our customers and across Collins Aerospace to develop long term sustainment strategies, identify growth opportunities, and fill our pipeline to deliver orders to our Strategic Business Units (SBUs). This position is for a lead professional in Business Development with expert level experience.

This position can be worked remotely from anywhere within the domestic U.S.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leading global team of experienced Business Development professionals to build the orders pipeline to support the Strategic Business Units across Collins Aerospace

  • Collaborating in generation of strategy for pipeline/opportunity growth in the Defense Sustainment market

  • Identifying new market and adjacent market leads and opportunities for further development/progression

  • Understanding and developing growth strategies to identify new opportunities and drive growth in these key business areas

  • Leveraging understanding of international and domestic customer procurement procedures and requirements, including US DoD FAR Part 12 and Part 15 procurements.

  • Support and execute SBU key product sustainment/service win strategies and lead effort to achieve successful contract award

  • Collaborate with SBU Aftermarket & Proposal Management in developing business cases for prospective opportunities resulting in offering competitive proposals

  • Utilize and manage the required internal tool sets to track the pipeline of opportunities for the business and ensure the necessary organizational objectives are met.

  • Lead initiatives that to close multi-SBU Defense Sustainment business capture, through collaboration along platform and customer lines.

  • Influence executive leadership in the development of activities for strategic prospects in support of business strategy.

  • Attend and present at trade shows at times to increase visibility of the organization.

  • Design sustainment strategies, policies, and programs for company products and services.

  • Develop customer solutions that result in outcomes that are in the best interest of customers and Collins Aerospace, including protection of Collins’ intellectual property.

  • Prospect, develop, and expand business, responds to requests from customers and develop presentations to customers.

Basic Qualifications:

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

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

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

  • Must be willing to travel up to 25%

  • Must be a US Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working with aerospace or defense industry customers and markets

  • Collins Management System experience

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.

At Collins Aerospace, our customers are at the core of our business. And meeting each of their unique needs is the key to our success. The Customer & Account Management organization plays a critical role at Collins Aerospace both internally and externally. We provide executive-level support to major original equipment manufacturers and defense customers, and support our Strategic Business Units (SBUs) by augmenting key relationships and maintaining an excellent customer experience. Internally, we develop and support our SBUs by strategically planning and capturing future growth opportunities while ensuring customer satisfaction. If you want to advance your career while contributing to a vision that helps our customers redefine the aerospace industry, then consider landing here!

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.


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.