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
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.
FUNCTIONS and DUTIES:
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
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
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
Monitors and maintains overhead and administrative
Provides administrative support to management
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
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;
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 CAEScareer@cobham.com or call (703) 842-2971
and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.