US-Colorado-Colorado Springs
Date Posted
19 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.

The Planning Supervisor’s primary focus and responsibility is to supervise and maintain all activities related to aligning the Planning department resources to support revenue goals and objectives. Manage Work in Process (WIP) from lot start through finished goods. The Supervisor is responsible for driving manufacturing work orders to ensure uninterrupted flow of materials to the production areas. The Supervisor is also responsible for coordinating Kaizens to continually drive improvements and remove wastes from processes. They are also accountable for developing and ensuring the teams are adhering to processes in an effort to standardize work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Act as conduit between Planning Team and others within the Site.
  • Oversee daily operation of the Planning team.
  • Ensure timely scheduling of work orders and follow up on scheduling issues, ensuring delivery (OTD, Revenue, and Quality) performance goals are met.
  • Develop standardized processes to eliminate waste.
  • Ensure planners are reviewing and updating all data elements associated with the plans for every part.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Continuous Improvement / Lean:
    • Introduces, motivates and coaches continuous improvement with department team and processes.
    • Work with CI team to ensure processes are being implemented and maintained by material control team.
  • Safety:
    • Provides assistance in support of the safety strategy to reduce work related injuries.
    • Conducts safety meetings and performs SHE Management Walks to help maintain a safe working environment and reduction/elimination of potential injuries.
    • Promotes a safe working environment.
    • Performs all job functions in a safe manner and maintains safety awareness.
    • Reports known accidents, injuries and unsafe practices or conditions to SHE manager.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Oversee daily operation of the Planning team.
  • Create and implement development & performance plans for staff.
  • Conduct performance reviews in a timely fashion and give clear and honest feedback.
  • Partner with Human Resources to drive compliance with established procedures/policies, develop existing talent, and address potential employee relations issues.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Education Experience Requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent Supply Chain Management experience required.
  • Five (5) years’ work experience within the Planning field is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal, written and public speaking skills.
  • Strong conflict resolution, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient computer skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Class A ERP experience preferred.
  • Experience implementing and maintaining lean principles and concepts preferred.
Computer Skills: 
  • Proficient in the full suite of Microsoft Office™ products - Excel, Word, Visio, Power Point, Project. 
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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