The most important thing we build is trust

Date Posted
10 Jan 2018

Cobham is seeking a Buyer II that will review and issue purchase-orders and make necessary changes to include: obtaining quotes, negotiating costs, payment terms, and related issues. This position is located in Davenport, IA.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Review and issue purchase-orders and make necessary changes to include: obtaining quotes, negotiating costs, payment terms, and related issues.
  • Procure a variety of goods and services in accordance with company policies in an MRP/ERP environment.
  • Expedite and track required parts or processes to support production schedules.
  • Perform duties in accordance with FAR, DFAR, and other government regulations in accordance with Cobham policies and procedures.
  • Serve as a liaison between internal Cobham customers and suppliers.
  • Execute engineering changes within the plant and with external suppliers.
  • Assist in resolving supplier related quality issues.
  • Mentor less experienced buyers and internal Cobham customers.
  • Perform all duties according to prescribed safety, health, and environmental principles.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree 
  • 3+ Years purchasing experiencing in a manufacturing environment
  • 3+ Years negotiating experience
  • This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws of the US. In order to be eligible you must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree 
  • Experience in the Aerospace Industry
  • Professional certifications (i.e. APICS, ISM, etc.)
  • Experience in purchasing with US Government Contracts
  • Working knowledge of ERP or MRP Systems
  • Experience reading blueprints
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

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.


Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population.  It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.


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