Cobham Mission Supply Chain Program Manager in Davenport, Iowa


Cobham is seeking a Supply Chain Program Managerthat will manage the procurement activities of programs by liaising with Sales Program Managers, Buyers, and the customer directly. This position will be responsible for ensuring delivery within prescribed time frames and funding parameters and will support the program as the Supply Chain point of contact from initiation through delivery. This position is located in Davenport, IA.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Reviews project proposal or plan and provides input for pricing and purchasing strategy.
  • Monitors Program Health with a specific focus on parts pipeline health; Raises concerns to appropriate parties and creates action plan to proactively address concerns.
  • Coordinates with Commodity Managers, Buyers, Suppliers, and other necessary parties to ensure that Program parts pipeline is healthy, and that parts are being purchased at price levels that will support Program margin requirements.
  • Works directly with Sales Program teams to support all Purchasing-related Program needs including ensuring accurate data is being sent to buyers for correct PO placement requirements (i.e. contractual items, approved sources).
  • Acts as the Supply Chain point of Contact to the customer, which may require attendance at customer meetings, providing reports to the customer, etc.
  • Balances customer inventory health with overall company inventory levels.
  • Develop/work action plans with Sales Program teams to reduce profitability risks.
  • Compiles status reports on Program part health for senior management, client, or others.
  • Confers with Sales Program teams to provide technical advice and to resolve problems.
  • Works within an organization that is geographically dispersed and located at multiple sites.
  • Performs other duties as requested, directed or assigned.
  • Cumulative Program Revenue size ranges from 20 M USD to 60 M USD.
  • Programs require support at multiple sites; often in multiple countries.
  • Occasional direct people-management responsibility (contract admin labor etc.)
Minimum Requirements:
  • Completed Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or a technical field.
  • 10+ years of experience in Supply Chain or Program Management.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management, including experience with MRP functions as related to demand and procurement functions.
  • This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws of the US. In order to be eligible you must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Completed Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or a technical field.
  • Experience managing (either directly or indirectly) a geographically distributed and cross functional team.
  • Ability to create consensus and results from peers in cross-functional positions.
  • Ability to tailor communications to multiple audiences.
  • Ability to manage conflict across multiple roles and teams.
  • Knowledge of Just in Time (JIT) inventory management processes and philosophies.
  • Intermediate skills utilizing Excel, Access and PowerPoint programs.
  • Understanding of financial reports and expense control (i.e. Profit and Loss reports).
  • Proven ability to analyze data and successfully develop and execute project plans.
  • Experience developing and delivering presentations to both customers, public groups, and internal organizations (i.e. top management, boards of directors).
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with leadership (minimum – up to 2 levels up).
  • Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Experience working with customers in the Aerospace industry preferred.

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Job Category

Job Category: Procurement

Primary Location: US-Iowa-Davenport

Organization: Cobham Mission Systems Davenport

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 04-Sep-2018, 8:55:45 AM

Recruiter: Jennifer Wells

Req ID: 267074