Date Posted
18 Nov 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.

Cobham is seeking a Senior Director of Talent Acquisition. CAES is a world leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of high-reliability integrated circuits, CCA and RAD test services, motion control and motors, microwave and RF devices, components and subsystems for the aerospace, defense, fixed broadband and wireless/mobile markets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participates as a member of the Human Resources Leadership Team by providing Talent Acquisition expertise to help execute CAES’ strategic objective to drive growth and build a world class Talent Acquisition organization. Provides direct TA support to the business, working with CAES leadership teams to ensure operational HR and TA is delivered effectively.
  • Lead the development and execution of a comprehensive Talent Acquisition (TA) strategy for CAES.
  • Drive the execution of CAES’s RPO strategy throughout the entire operation, including accountability, metrics, cost, and performance.
  • Provide consistent leadership and direction to TA vendors and partners.
  • Collaborate with senior business leaders to translate CAES needs, goals, and strategies into TA programs, initiatives, and policies.
  • Create and sustain a strong CAES Employment Brand and presence in the marketplace.
  • Promote consistent TA practices and processes across business units, sites, and functional organizations.
  • Evaluate current TA delivery model and implement changes and enhancements.
  • Establish, optimize, and track TA metrics and vendor SLAs to inform business leaders on process and outcomes.
  • Improve hiring manager interviewing and assessment capabilities across the organization.
  • Evaluate and implement technology enhancements to streamline the TA process.
  • Strengthen compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations.
  • Improve pipelines and bench strength for key talent pools.
  • Expand and promote workforce diversity through TA strategies and programs.
  • Collaborate with business leaders to establish a University Relations program to recruit key future technology talent.
  • Coordinate TA activities with CAES HRVPs, Talent Management, and Compensation functional experts to ensure alignment.
  • Provide TA subject matter expertise for site HR managers on day-to-day operational questions and concerns.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Resources or business-related field (advanced degree strongly preferred).
  • 10+ years’ experience in recruiting leadership roles including 5+ years managing a recruiting function.
  • Experience and desire to lead a transformation change effort.
  • Experience collaborating directly with senior business leadership to identify and address evolving TA needs.
  • Experience managing a complex, technology-based and data driven recruiting function.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing- or technology-based organization preferred.
Core Competencies:
  • Problem Solving & Creativity - Encourages innovation, applying a range of creative solutions to solving complex problems.
  • Customer Orientation - Promotes a customer first approach and builds strategic, long term relationships with customers to help meet their needs.
  • Business Acumen - Understands business operations and functions, the external environment, and how HR practices contribute to core business functions.
  • Delivering Change - Acts as a change agent to help support and facilitate organizational changes.
  • Leadership - Provides visionary leadership, articulating a future vision and inspiring others towards it.
Position Reports to:
Chief Human Resource Officer, SVP HR

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.

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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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