The most important thing we build is trust

US-New York-Hauppauge
Date Posted
24 Aug 2017



Leads activities of subcontract administration teams on assigned programs required for the sourcing of moderately complex (i.e., low scale engineering development programs) material and services. Ensures products and services obtained by the team meet quality, cost and schedule objectives in accordance with program and company requirements.




  • Responsible for developing and executing supply chain strategies and plans.

  • The MPM will serve as the liaison between the Program Executive, Program Managers, IPT’s and the Supply Chain organization and will be responsible for the development, coordination and execution of all production schedules, material strategies, supply chain objectives, and enterprise objectives.

  • Serve as the leader for all program’s supply chain activities, and will advise the Sr. Manager as well as the program management office leadership team on material strategies and plans.

  • Candidate leads front end of the business SCM activities including early supply chain management involvement and early supplier involvement and is able to exert influence and have an effect on the overall objectives and long-range goals of the program and the program IPT team.

  • Is the single point of contact to management and to internal customers, including Program Office, Quality, Engineering, Operations, Finance, and Contracts.

  • Will represent the Supply Chain organization on policies, strategies and objectives, oversee all SCM activities needed to meet program requirements, and ensures a strong link within and between various Supply Chain functions, including Sourcing, Logistics, and Production Control.

  • Develops and executes material program plans, subcontract management plans

  • Execute make/buy/where process

  • Develop and execute risk/opportunity plans to meet program objectives

  • Responsible for Material EACs and Forecasting.

  • Work closely with Engineering, Quality and Operations to create common schedule based on Material Requirements Planning (MRP).

  • Reviews requirement documents (i.e., statement of work and specifications) for clarity and adequacy, and obtains necessary revisions from the program office.

  • Identifies potential sources for required materials, and develops and issues requests for proposals. Responds to supplier inquiries.

  • Receives and reviews supplier proposals. Leads proposal evaluation teams in fact finding, technical evaluation and cost/price analysis.

  • Negotiates subcontract terms and conditions including price, delivery, quality, and performance requirements.

  • Negotiates required special terms. Conducts independent price/cost analysis as needed. Documents the entire negotiation process.

  • Develops the subcontract document, ensuring it complies with Government, Corporate and Company requirements. Obtains management approval prior to issuance to the subcontractor.

  • Leads the subcontract administration team to ensure compliance with all terms and conditions including price, schedule and quality.

  • Coordinates and participates in subcontractor surveys and program reviews.

  • Reviews and monitors payments, commitments and funds status.

  • Negotiates subcontract changes and responds to all formal subcontract inquiries and issues.

  • Provides subcontract status as required.

  • Provides pricing input for the material section of prime contract proposals.

  • Negotiates and issues teaming agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and memoranda of understanding.

  • Closes out subcontracts upon receipt of all deliverable items.

  • Provides routine subcontract advice to program managers, engineering personnel, and other related functions such as finance, quality, and contracts administration.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.




Required Skills:

  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

  • Minimum 6 years related experience in supply chain

  • Aerospace / Defense Experience

  • Up to 33% travel


Desired Skills:

  • Earned Value Management Certified  

  • Microsoft Project

  • Technical knowledge of space related hardware applications as well as knowledge of operational and manufacturing processes (engineering drawings, assembly, integration, and test)

  • Basic knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, contract law, and cost/price analysis techniques is required.

  • Certification in Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) and Certified in Production and Inventory, Management (CPIM) preferred

Cobham's values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And it’s the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

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US-New York-Hauppauge
Integrated Electronic Solutions
June Layng
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