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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 10/28/2016

Cobham Integrated Electronic Solutions Lansdale Lansdale, PA

Lansdale, PA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Value Stream Manager 1
Lansdale, PA

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 its the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you.
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.

Cobham is seeking a Value Stream Manager I. This position is responsible for oversight and profitability of the value stream to meet customer and program commitments. The Value Stream Manager reports directly to the Director, Operations and will ensure value stream financial and operational metrics and key performance indicators are met. The Value Stream Manager will also drive continuous improvement of the value stream. Located in Lansdale, PA; no relocation available.

Develops and implements integrated departmental plans to ensure business, technical and customer requirements are achieved. Reviews plan execution, makes appropriate adjustments, and resolves issues.
*Coaches, counsels, mentors and provides developmental opportunities and job assignments to enhance employee performance and expand capabilities of first-level supervisors and others within their department. Provides on-going developmental feedback. Promotes employee recognition and builds a departmental culture that improves employee satisfaction and retains a skilled and motivated workforce.
*Establishes partnerships and relationships with internal and external customers, stakeholders, peers and direct reports. Builds strategic cross-functional and cross-organizational partnerships to resolve problems, improve processes or achieve goals.
*Forecasts, obtains and manages personnel, facilities, services, equipment and tools to meet project and departmental requirements. Acquires, deploys and schedules personnel to meet departmental objectives.
*Develops plans to ensure appropriate utilization of employee skills within an organization or functional area. Reviews, approves and implements facility, equipment and service plans to maximize productivity and ensure safety, security, environmental and regulatory compliance. Coordinates with providers to achieve timely delivery of resources.
*Provides input on the development of departmental business and technical strategies, goals, objectives and related metrics to ensure alignment with Company vision/strategy. Measures performance to plan for multiple projects.
*Conducts confirmations to ensure standard work processes are being followed. Identifies and addresses non-compliance and lowered productivity, looking for continuous improvement opportunities.
*Communicates with others across the organization to gain information and support, escalate issues, receive feedback and suggestions and provide updates and information. Acts as liaison between downstream team and other departments.
*Ensures that Safety, Health and Environmental compliance is included as part of everyday activities.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelors degree.
*Five (5) plus years operations management experience.
*In order to be considered for this opportunity, you must be eligible to obtain and maintain security clearance, which requires USA Citizenship.
Preferred Skills

Bachelors in Operations Management or Business Administration.
*10 years experience in a production/operations environment.
*Aerospace and defense industry experience strongly preferred.
*Ability to think strategically and develop operational plans.
*Working knowledge of business finance and ability to link financial outcomes with operations actions and strategy.
*Working knowledge of Lean and Continuous Improvement.
*Proven ability to lead operational transformations.
*Ability to Work across functions in a matrix organization.
*Effective Presentation Skills ability to present to large groups at all levels of the organization.
*Strong planning and organizational skills with the ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and assignments.
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
*Good working knowledge of PC applications including ERP/MRP and Microsoft Suite.

*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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Job Category: Operations
Primary Location: US-Pennsylvania-Lansdale
Organization: Cobham Integrated Electronic Solutions Lansdale
Schedule: Full-time
Recruiter: Carl Richards