Date Posted
28 Feb 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? 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 Buyer II  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. 
Cobham’s MMIC Design Center is a leading supplier of innovative, leading edge RF Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMIC) and MultiChip Modules (MCM) located in Richardson Texas and Forsyth Missouri.  The MMIC Design Center designs custom RF solutions for internal Cobham programs and a wide range of defense, government and commercial companies.   The MMIC Design Center is experiencing exciting growth and is seeking a Buyer II to provide purchasing and material management support for a variety of activities.  The Buyer II will support Program Management in the bidding, forecasting, procurement, receiving and inventory management of wafers, MMIC die, packages and packaging services as well as other types of material.  The ideal candidate is someone with purchasing, material management, data entry and administrative experience.  


Responsible for working with Program and Project Management to forecast required material for development programs, production programs and internal R&D; projects.  Identifies necessary material, estimates material costs and projects lead times for material acquisition.  Requests and reviews quotes from suppliers, initiates / reviews Purchase Requests and releases Purchase Orders.  Acknowledges purchase orders back to suppliers, confirms delivery dates and updates Material Plans.  Complies with Supply Chain processes, approval levels and guidelines. The Buyer II is responsible for receiving incoming material.  Inspects received items, confirms quantities and logs receipt into business systems.  Updates and maintains material inventories, and conducts periodic inventory counts.


Assists in identification of program, project and overhead material requirements. Helps generate and maintain program material plans.
Initiates / reviews Purchase Requests and ensures proper approvals per Supply Chain guidelines
Requests quotes and lead times from candidate suppliers
Releases Purchase Orders to selected suppliers and reviews pricing / delivery commitments
Tracks outstanding purchase orders for on-time delivery. 
Follows-up and expedites late and pending orders; resolves receiving discrepancies; coordinates Return to Vendor (RTV) and reconciles finance issues (incorrect invoices).
Produces material status reports for program reviews  as required by program management
Receives incoming material and confirms contents and quantities.  Logs receipt into business systems and updates inventory counts.
Conducts periodic inventory counts and updates on-hand quantities when required
Tracks all visitors to the facility and ensures appropriate documentation is provided as required. 
Issues visitor badges and updates visitor-tracking systems.
Monitors and maintains overhead and administrative supplies
Provides administrative support to management
Experience/Education:   Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and/or equivalent experience.  Two to four years of related experience in material control and purchasing in an Engineering or Manufacturing environment.  Government procurement experience preferred. 
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; communicate across organizational levels; ability to read and interpret a Supplier’s quote and understand the  appropriate steps that need to be taken; 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.
Computer skills:  working in a networked environment using a Windows and/or Windows like interface using Power Point, Excel and Word software programs at an intermediate level; experience using business systems for purchasing, receiving and inventory management. 
Time Management and Organizational skills: flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and assignments; ability to maintain confidentiality; organized and able to self-manage schedules and priorities per management guidance.


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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