US-New York-Hauppauge
Date Posted
16 Sep 2019

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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.

Cobham is seeking a Value Stream Manager I.  This position is responsible for oversight of the Motion Controls value stream to meet customer and program commitments. The Value Stream Manager reports directly to the Director, Operations & Supply Chain and will ensure value stream financial and operational metrics and key performance indicators are met. This position is located in Hauppauge, NY facility.
  • Ensures that Safety, Health and Environmental practices are in compliance on a daily basis. Drives a culture of zero injuries and an environment with safe practices, behaviors and work environments.
  • Achieve company objectives through the relentless pursuit of customer satisfaction focusing primarily on safety, quality, delivery and cost performance.
  • Develops and implements integrated departmental plans to ensure business, technical and customer requirements are achieved. Reviews plan execution, makes appropriate adjustments, and resolves issues.
  • Coaches, counsels, mentors and provides developmental opportunities and job assignments to enhance employee performance and expand capabilities of first-level supervisors and others within their department. Provides on-going developmental feedback. Promotes employee recognition and builds a departmental culture that improves employee satisfaction and retains a skilled and motivated workforce.
  • Establishes partnerships and relationships with internal and external customers, stakeholders, peers and direct reports. Builds strategic cross-functional and cross-organizational partnerships to resolve problems, improve processes or achieve goals.
  • Forecasts, obtains and manages personnel, facilities, services, equipment and tools to meet project and departmental requirements. Acquires, deploys and schedules personnel to meet departmental objectives.
  • Develops plans to ensure appropriate utilization of employee skills within an organization or functional area. Reviews, approves and implements facility, equipment and service plans to maximize productivity and ensure safety, security, environmental and regulatory compliance. Coordinates with providers to achieve timely delivery of resources.
  • Provides input on the development of departmental business and technical strategies, goals, objectives and related metrics to ensure alignment with Company vision/strategy. Measures performance to plan for multiple projects.
  • Ensures standard work practices are the foundation for improvement and confirms compliance.  Identifies and addresses non-compliance and lowered productivity, looking for continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Communicates with others across the organization to gain information and support, escalate issues, receive feedback and suggestions and provide updates and information.  Acts as liaison between downstream team and other departments.
  • Engages and empowers their team to have a bias for action and a healthy discontent for the current condition, seeking to observe, understand, evaluate and iterate to achieve operational excellence.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related discipline
  • 5 years operations management experience
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Secret Clearance eligible.
Preferred Skills:
  • 10+ years’ experience in a production/operations environment.
  • Aerospace and defense industry experience preferred.
  • Ability to think strategically and develop operational plans. 
  • Working knowledge of business finance and ability to link financial outcomes with operations actions and strategy.
  • Working knowledge of Lean and Continuous Improvement;
  • Proven ability to lead operational transformations.
  • Ability to Work across functions in a matrix organization.
  • Effective Presentation Skills – ability to present to large groups at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with the ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and assignments.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge of PC applications including ERP/MRP and Microsoft Suite.
  • Operational knowledge of industrial machining.
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 or call (703) 842-2971 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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