A career with CAES is more than just a job; it is the pathway to a
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.
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.
Manage daily inventory and logistics functions by reviewing daily
cycle counts, identify variance causes, ensure variance resolution,
corrective actions, and reports to appropriate management; monitor
daily cycle count completion rate; prepare cycle count variance and
status reports; coordinate physical inventory reconciliation and
establish improvements for future physical inventories; establish
new material planning methods.
Essential Functions and Duties:
Minimum Job Qualifications:
- Lead a group of 3 Cycle Counter/Inventory Assistants.
- Analyze inventory from production and/or development; monitor
daily cycle counts, analyze variances and reconcile
discrepancies. Determine root causes of inventory variances and
propose or implement as applicable appropriate corrective
- Develop SAP material workflow documentation to ensure the
integrity of processes and procedures;
- Lead breakthrough inventory projects within the Materials
- Oversee computer database maintenance for inventory items and
part numbers using Enterprise-wide SAP system. Make authorized
additions and modifications to databases within the
organization’s computer-based inventory control systems; study
inventory reports regularly to determine variance items and make
adjustments in system; provide inventory reports and analysis to
- Perform complex SAP Shortage Simulation Analysis which
includes importing and exporting data into SAP Customized
Session; develop and publish weekly Fab Areas planning
requirements by extracting and organizing component requirements
data driven by Shortage Simulation Analysis.
- Conduct frequent partial physical inventory audits to verify
accuracy of computer records; coordinate a complete count of all
physical inventory annually.
- Establish, implement and monitor part planning guidelines for
purchased materials such as days supply, safety stock, min/max,
order policy and reorder point. Participate with manager in
determining purchase requirements for blanket orders.
- Monitor orders for adherence to quoted lead times, prices and
product specifications; track order lead times on inventory
items; follow up with orders not received by promise date.
- Identify inventory restocking requirements, place orders with
purchasing when the established “low” point is reached and
submit purchase requests for approval.
- Ensure accurate replenishment and perpetual inventory; resolve
- Generate reconciliation of shipments, material transfers, part
transfers and/or returns.
- Participate in safety training and actively comply with safety
policies and practices.
- Improve and maintain 5S in your area; make suggestions for
- Participate in Lean/Six Sigma activities in own work area as
well as events for other areas to enhance cross-functional
- Collaborate in team meetings and activities, including SET
team support as appropriate.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
(The following qualifications
can be acquired and demonstrated through experience, education
and/or vocational training as noted or as appropriate.)
- Four (4) years of inventory, materials or purchasing
procedures experience within a manufacturing environment, with
knowledge of inventory control procedures including
coordinating the annual physical inventory and analysis;
understanding of supply chain principles including forecasting
and replenishment, a plus; Bachelor of Arts degree in
Business Administration, Finance, Materials Management, Supply
Chain, Operations or related field, desirable;
- Communication skills: ability to receive messages by
telephone, in person, electronically and in writing; ask
questions and rephrase statements to clarify meaning; ability to
read technical, interpret and comprehend complex written and
verbal instructions as well as publications; communicate across
organizational levels; ability to communicate with quality,
integrity and respect in a way that inspires others and
encourages innovation and possibilities;
- Math skills: ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in
all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and
decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw
and interpret graphs.
- Computer skills: working in a networked environment
using a Windows and/or Windows-like interface using MS Office
Suite software applications at an intermediate to advanced
level; ability to use Enterprise-wide ERP/MRP systems such as
SAP; proficient in use of computerized inventory systems;
- Analytical skills: strong analytical and problem solving
skills; ability to analyze, compare and interpret detailed
information; review and compare data to identify inconsistencies
and determine priorities; detail-orientation a must;
- Time Management and Organizational skills: flexibility and
adaptability to changing priorities and assignments; ability to
- Excellence Behaviors: remain engaged, proactive
and positive even in tough circumstances; own assignments and be
fully accountable for their success; align actions, behaviors
and conversations to what matters most; bring out the best in
others and recognize the value in every person’s contributions.
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
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
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.