Cobham

 

 
Location
US-New Jersey-Eatontown
Date Posted
18 Jun 2019



A career with CAES is more than just a job; it is the pathway to a bright future.

Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities?  Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement?   Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Then look no further!!  Consider Cobham.  #peoplefocusedmissiondriven #everymissionmatters

We are Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in spanning defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Obtain oral and/or written quotations from Suppliers; document competitive bidding.
  • Create purchase orders for accuracy and conformance with established policies and procedures.
  • Expedite purchase orders if necessary; notify department of the expected delivery date and follow up on back orders.
  • Negotiate and execute critical, complex, high-value awards; manage price increase situations and cost improvement initiatives with the team; drive all elements of the procurement process with Suppliers resulting in the best value for Cobham.
  • Interface with external suppliers and internal clients including Value Stream, Manufacturing and Engineering.
  • Work with planning to flag production impacts and escalate resolution through appropriate support and management personnel; communicate program impact to appropriate departments.
  • Represent/support the department in daily huddles and GEMBA with material status updates.
  • Negotiate and execute purchase orders and/or contracts; follow-up and expedite late and pending orders; resolve receiving discrepancies; coordinate Return to Vendor (RTV) and reconcile finance issues (incorrect invoices).
  • Search out alternate Suppliers to establish competition and to help minimize material shortages and stock outages.
  • Meet with Suppliers seeking to establish relationship with the firm; review materials presented and recommend whether the vendor deserves further consideration.
  • Participate in supplier visits, audits, and performance management either onsite or via conference calls when necessary; in collaboration with the Commodity Managers and Quality Assurance. Provide feedback to support the Supplier Report Card, in order to elevate or maintain corporate expectations of supplier’s excellence in delivery.
  • Populate an up-to-date system on pricing and Suppliers to ensure immediate and accurate access to information in the ERP system.
  • Participate in safety training and actively comply with safety policies and practices.
  • Improve and maintain 5S in your area; make suggestions for improvements.
  • Participate in Lean/Six Sigma activities in own work area as well as events for other areas to enhance cross-functional problem solving.
  • Support and address KPI matrix and report outs.
  • Collaborate in team meetings and activities, including Self Evaluation Team support as appropriate
  • Help with obtaining supplier quotes for customer proposals when necessary
  • Travel when required (up to 25%)
Minimum Requirements:
  • Associates degree
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in material purchasing in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in MS PowerPoint, Word & Excel
  • 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:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Aerospace/Defense procurement experience
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)
  • Certification from The Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
About Us:
Founded in 1934 by aviation innovator Sir Alan Cobham, our values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us to become a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. It's the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you!

If you are authorized to work in the United States, then we encourage you to apply.  We are unable to sponsor work visas.  U.S. Citizenship required for positions requiring a Security Clearance.

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.

Employment Transparency:
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.

The EEO is the Law poster is available here and the poster supplement is available here.
The Pay Transparency Policy is available here.

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to CAEScareer@cobham.com or call (703) 842-2971 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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Job ID
req2555
Job Category
Procurement
Primary Location
US-New Jersey-Eatontown
Organization
Integrated Space Solutions (ISS)
Schedule
Full-time
Recruiter
June Layng
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