US-New Hampshire-Exeter
Date Posted
26 Mar 2020

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? 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 defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

Cobham is seeking an Operations Program Manager (OPM) to lead interactions between Operations, Supply Chain and customer / internal stakeholders, as well as support the management of proposals, contract reviews and contract changes. The OPM will support the Program Management team to meet program cost, schedule and technical objectives.  The OPM will support customer interactions and program review sessions in coordination with internal team members to discuss cost, schedule and technical progress, status and issues.   The OPM will manage multiple projects to deliver the agreed scope within planned quality, time and cost parameters to satisfy the specified requirements and drive for customer and stakeholder satisfaction.  The position is located in Exeter, N.H.

Duties and Responsibilities
•Program management interface with operations to meet for build status and customer on-time delivery, as well as operations performance improvement initiatives
•Program management interface with supply chain for new vendor selections, status and customer on-time delivery, as well as supplier performance improvement initiatives
•Perform program critical path analysis, mitigate late delivery risks and optimize lead times to achieve on time delivery targets
•Track execution of program build plan/delivery plans to ensure on-time delivery and budget targets are met; initiate and track actions required to meet program schedules, budgets and overall objectives
•Coordinate interactions with program team stakeholders to develop, manage and close return to green plans
•Program management interface with supply chain and operations to ensure accurate and on-time proposal input
•Support customer communications for delivery status, issue resolution, return to green plans/progress and other assignments as needed
•Track engineering progress on assigned development programs to ensure cost and schedule baselines are met
•Initiate and contribute to program cost optimization and cost reduction initiatives
•Lead or support program risk management plans and mitigation actions 
•Assist program managers when necessary with operational liaison support
•Support monthly site program reviews, EAC reviews, pipeline meetings and associated actions
•Partner with operation leads to resolve conflicts in day-to-day direction on program execution
•Support operations in development of capacity planning through production to identify resource gaps and develop solutions for assigned programs
•Provide oversight and review, track and submit weekly tracking reports for key customers
•Review and work with customers to resolve discrepancies on monthly scorecards
•Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications
•Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related technical field from a four-year college or university
•3+ years’ experience in program management and/or technical environment
•Experience with RF components and systems, both production and development programs
•Experience with government-funded programs
•Proven success of managing on-time/on-budget projects
•Drive, enthusiasm, initiative and a willingness to develop program management excellence.
•Strong proficiency in MS Project, PowerPoint and Excel is required

Preferred Qualifications
•PMP or equivalent Certification 
•Agile development (scrum master, product owner, etc.) experience 
•Risk Management training/certification
•Ability to thrive in a dynamic and high-velocity environment
•Demonstrated presentation and communication skills and comfort in presenting to a wide range of audiences 
•Demonstrated interpersonal skills (communication, motivation, persuasion).
•Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong customer relationships
•Demonstrated leadership skills

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.

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 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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US-New Hampshire-Exeter
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