US-New York-Plainview
Date Posted
31 Oct 2019

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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.

Provides leadership and management to production planning and materials personnel accountable for execution of the master production schedule (MPS).  Ensures accurate and timely completion of production planning tasks and activities.  Reviews and provides input to changes in production planning policies and procedures.  Acts as the subject matter expert (SME) with respect to production planning and in the identification and implementation of lean planning methodologies.  Oversees and maintains production planning master data in current system.  Tracks work order progress to ensure release to production On Time to Promise (OTTP), Work in Process (WIP) flow and completion to meet customer requirements.  Collaborates with other functional groups in root cause problem solving.  Reports on production planning performance metrics. Facilitates and/or participates in continuous improvement initiatives.         

Essential Functions and Duties:
  • Facilitate and/or participate in Lean/Six Sigma activities in own work area as well as events in other areas to enhance cross-functional problem solving, improve processes, eliminate waste and reduce cost. Act as lead in the identification, design and implementation of new material and production planning strategies in support of site-wide lean initiatives.
  • Plan, assign, coordinate and review the work of the production planning and materials personnel; follow established company policies and procedures or other guidelines as they relate to assigned area.
  • Coordinate and perform a variety of administrative staff work such as: scheduling, maintaining records, responding to requests for information or services; performing related administrative planning and research activities; preparing correspondence, reports, presentations, statistical information, developing policies, procedures and/or training methods.
  • Provide assistance in performance evaluations, hiring recommendations, disciplinary actions, approve time off, prepare work schedules and assignments, and supervise the activities of assigned personnel. Monitor reports and record keeping activities filed by assigned personnel for completeness, accuracy and adherence to policy and procedure.  Instruct staff in departmental policies, techniques and provides training.
  • Ensure tactical production planning execution including planned order conversion, Work in Process (WIP) management, exception message review, timely and accurate completion of system and administrative transactions and Traveler Change Order (TCO)/Engineering Change Order (ECO) review and sign off.
  • Manage Material Planning, Purchasing and Stockroom personnel to ensure material availability, kitting and work order delivery to production on time to promise, operations teams in WIP management and Program Management to ensure timely and accurate delivery of hardware to meet  customer commitments.
  • Monitor work orders throughout the assembly process and assist, as necessary, with identifying idle production, coordinating resolution through appropriate support groups and escalate to management as required.
  • Write rework instructions for production planning activities
  • Participate in safety training and actively comply with safety policies and practices.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Distinguishing Characteristics:
  • Make recommendations to other groups for improvement in processes such as Master Scheduling for MPS execution, Engineering on BOM/Router modifications, Operations on material flow or Material Planning on stocking and replenishment strategies.
  • Develop processes and/or tools to improve production planning activities and better track and manage work in process.
  • Attend and represents Operations and Supply Chain in program review meetings or other meetings with functional and site leadership.
Minimum Job Qualifications: (The following qualifications can be acquired and demonstrated through experience, education and/or vocational training as noted or as appropriate.)
  • Five (5) years of experience in production control (PC), materials, scheduling and/or manufacturing, preferably with at a minimum of three (3) years in PC or materials management; experience with improving material flow and implementing a variety of material stocking and replenishment strategies in an ERP environment; SAP a plus
  • Two (2) years of Supervisory/Lead work experience; Associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s degree desired in Business, Operations, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain or related field.
  • 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,  interpret and comprehend complex written and verbal instructions as well as technical publications such as operating and maintenance instruction and procedure manuals; communicate across organizational levels; ability to write reports and correspondence clearly and concisely; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from individuals and managers, internal and external customers, and the general public; 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 bar graphs; 
  • Analytical skills: review and compare data to identify inconsistencies and determine priorities; ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form;
  • Computer skills:  working in a networked environment using a Windows and/or Windows like interface using Power Point, Excel and Word software programs; working knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system such as SAP;
  • Time Management and organizational skills: flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and assignments; ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • 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.
Certifications & Licenses Preferred:
  • Certified Production Inventory Manager (CPIM)
  • Certified Integrated Resource Manager (CIRM)
  • Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
  • Able to obtain and maintain security clearance.
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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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 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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