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.
Cobham is seeking a Buyer/Planner
. The production
buyer/planner is responsible for planning and managing production
schedules to meet customer delivery requirements and best utilize
the company’s production capacity as well as managing inventory
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Executes standard planning and purchasing functions, including
opening, releasing, splitting, completing, reviewing, and
closing job orders as well as purchasing required materials
utilizing ERP system internal/customer job and purchasing
- Responds to termination, cancellation, or change requests from
sales; maintains alignment of job order due dates with planned
delivery dates to ensure MRP accurately drives material
- Balances inventory levels with availability of required
materials and adjusts associated procurement/delivery schedules
as needed to ensure materials are available to meet production
schedules without the business holding excess inventory.
- Reviews work in process material shortages from production
floor and develops expedite lists when needed.
- Releases purchase orders for production material, floor stock
items and all purchased goods to support the business unit.
- Interfaces with manufacturing personnel and other members of
the buying/planning team and updates management daily on issues
with material status and/or production planning.
- Modifies production floor travelers as needed in order to
align production work with realized planning.
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.
- 7 years of experience in a production planning and materials
controls function or equivalent combination of education and
experience (for example, 5-7 years of broad manufacturing
- Experience in lean manufacturing
- Strong communications skills, ability to clearly communicate,
both verbally and in writing to all levels of the organization.
- Advanced or intermediate Excel skills
- Interact with all levels of personnel to analyze and solve
problems related to manufacturing and quality documentation.
- Strong analytical skills
- Excellent computer savviness and appropriate technical
- Decision making and collaboration skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and strong
ability to effectively communicate and build strong
relationships with suppliers
- Problem solving and analysis skills
- Must be a strong team player and possess strong collaboration
skills in partnering with cross functional stakeholders in order
to achieve objectives.
- Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Bachelor of Science
- Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time
with or without notice.
- Work Environment: This job operates in both an office and
manufacturing floor environment. The employee is at times
exposed to shop elements such as noise, dust, fumes and odors.
This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as
computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax
- Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is
required to stand, walk, use hands/fingers to handle or feel,
and reach with hands and arms.
- Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time
position, and work hours/days are as follows: M-Th: 7:00AM to
4:30PM, F: 7:00AM to 3:30PM with every other Friday off (aka
9/80 work schedule).
- Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed
to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities,
duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for
this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at
any time with or without notice.
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.