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Mgr Business Unit (W1023)


Winston Salem, NC, US

Requisition ID:  470058

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, 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 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?


As a leader in the aerospace industry, we have a number of exciting positions available right now, including a Business Unit Manager in our Seating New Equipment business located in Winston-Salem, NC.




Has profit and loss responsibility for the production of a range of commercial aircraft seating programs. Leads a cross-functional product-line-focused team that includes line supervisors, line operatives, quality engineers, manufacturing engineers, buyers and material handlers to deliver aircraft seating programs on schedule that meet the customer quality expectations at the planned or improved margins.




  • Manages a continuous improvement operations environment that results in reduced material costs and improved manufacturing efficiencies.
  • Works with the engineering design and program management team on new program/product development to ensure DFMA (Design for Manufacturing and Assembly) and cost target management.
  • Prepares monthly/quarterly actual output and forecast output reports for planning purposes.
  • Analyzes daily, weekly, and monthly business unit production performance against plan.
  • Participates in daily production meetings and implements relevant production schedules for the business unit.
  • Conducts continuous improvement analysis to identify and resolve supply chain and assembly line process problems, including implementation of Lean and/or Six Sigma best practices.
  • Ensures compliance with FAA and CAA regulations.
  • Ensures compliance with health and safety policy and laws.
  • Coaches, counsels and disciplines staff as appropriate.
  • Ensures appropriate staffing levels by recruiting, hiring, and downsizing as required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.




Manages subordinate supervisor(s) who supervises exempt and nonexempt associates. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training associates; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining associates; complying with all aspects of collective bargaining agreement; addressing complaints and resolving problems.





  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university or an equivalent combination of formal education, on-the-job training, and/or work experience. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, including the following:
    • Experience in a role within a manufacturing assembly environment




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Operations Management


The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed descriptions of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

 EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Winston-Salem

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