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Director of Supply Chain

Company Name:
Cobham Mission
## Description
Supply Chain Director
Exeter, NH
Innovators with Insight
Cobham''s values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And it's the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you.
Cobham is seeking a Supply Chain Director to join the team inExeter, NH reporting to the General Manager of the facility. This position will direct the process which includes the Master scheduling and planning of manufacturing and procurement, inventory planning management and control, logistics and distribution. This role inspires a team of supply chain professionals to develop and optimize processes to ensure that every step of the supply chain process is functioning effectively, providing material on time and cost effectively, and enabling operational excellence and growth.
About Cobham:
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 Defense Electronics, Exeter Facility is part of the Cobham family of companies and joins over 10,000 employees on five continents, with customers and partners in more than 100 countries and annual revenues in excess of $3B. Exeter manufactures custom microwave components, integrated high performance assemblies and antennas for radar, electronic warfare and communications systems supporting the Aerospace and Defense Industries.
Supply Chain Director Key Responsibilities:
Assume ownership and accountability of developing and leading a supply chain team, processes and performance. This includes both strategic supply chain planning and tactical operations support for manufacturing. There are three sub-teams that report into this role; Production Planning and Inventory Control, Procurement, and Logistics.
Provide Functional leadership and direction for following processes; SIOP, master scheduling, capacity planning and optimization, finite scheduling, make and buy planning, procurement, receiving, shipping, warehouse management, inventory control, distribution and logistics
Provide leadership, development opportunities, and managerial oversight to the Supply Chain team
Provide role modeling to organization in line with Cobham core values and behaviors
Deploy revised planning and scheduling process to improve OTD to 95% to include; Master scheduling process, Make planning process, Procurement planning and order alignment process, Dispatching process.
Refine and lead revised SIOP process to improve strategic planning of inventory, utilization of factory resources, and drive integrated executive alignment to improve customer satisfaction, market share, and profit.
Strategic supply chain design (Operating System, Organizational Design, Management Infrastructure): Oversee the deployment of an integrated supply chain organization model, roles, processes, and KPI's
Improve financial performance by reducing inventory to meet plan and develop an understanding of the drivers of material cost as a percentage of revenue with an associated reduction plan. Develop new means to reduce costs while maintaining business objectives.
Oversee the development of a strategic sourcing capability
Utilize analytic methods to analyze performance issues to identify causal relationship underlying supply chain performance and provide actionable insight
Build and maintain good relationships with value stream and shared service managers, line leaders and staff
Travel to key suppliers as necessary
Minimum Requirements:
15 years + experience in leading supply chain organizations or equivalent.
Experience developing & leading a supply chain organization, processes, and improving KPI performance in a low volume, high mix, multiple product line, make to order environment.
Possess expertise in master scheduling, make and buy planning and scheduling, production control, logistics, warehouse management, inventory control, strategic sourcing and procurement processes
Driving change through large, complex supply chain organizations and transformations
Cross functional experience in operations, engineering, or business development.
Experience strategically planning and optimizing an aftermarket spares, repair and overhaul operation.
Provide leadership for critical Supplier relationship management challenges, and customer supply chain related matters.
Must be able to identify and deliver on high value sourcing opportunities, appreciate complexity of change and be able to align closely with Manufacturing and Quality Assurance to deliver robust sourcing solutions
Well-developed organizational and inter-personal skills. A self-starting and self-motivating individual with a positive attitude and influence on the organization.
Bachelor's Degree
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills
Proficient with MS Office suite of products
Experience with use of ERP/MRP systems
US Citizenship
Selected applicant will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
Preferred Requirements:
15 years + experience in leading supply chain organizations in the aircraft, defense, or other highly regulated industries.
BS Operations and Supply Chain Management, BSIE, BS Manufacturing Engineering, MS Degree or MBA, APICS CPIM certification, Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP) Certification.
Active Secret Clearance
To apply : Visit our website at and enter position number 00F6F
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## Qualifications
## Job Category
Job Category: Head office roles
Primary Location: US-New Hampshire-Exeter
Organization: Cobham Microwave Components Exeter
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: 20-Jun-2014, 2:15:05 PM
Recruiter: Carl Richards
Req ID: 118420

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