Operations Project Manager

Job position

Cobham Satcom is the world leader in stabilized marine and tracking antennas. We produce the most advanced technology in VSAT satellite communications and TV for commercial vessels, oil platforms and ships of all sizes. We have an immediate need for a Project Manager located at our R&D and Manufacturing facility in Concord CA.

The Project Manager creates and manages schedules and activities for the Operations and Supply Chain aspects of new or ongoing product development. Works with global cross-functional teams within Cobham Satcom as well as with key suppliers and customers. Manages the project from initiation through delivery. Ensures completion of projects i.e. product release to production on schedule and within resource and budget constraints.

Key Responsibilities:

• Collaborate with Sales, Product Management, Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality, Manufacturing, Logistics and Service on New Product Introduction • Participate in customer meetings, product development kick-offs and engineering reviews to gather and report requirements for Operations and Supply Chain • Ensure customer requirements that affect Operations and Supply Chain are well understood, documented and reviewed with Global Operations team before launch • Provide Project Estimates of Cost, Schedule and Resources to support various phases of the product development and production lifecycle • Create and manage multiple Project Plans (MS Project and Excel), direct timelines, monitor spend / budget, and leverage resources from across the organization • Develop detailed project schedules inclusive of all in-scope operations and supply chain activities as well as associated or dependent out-of-scope milestones from other functions • Align project plans with Project Managers in Engineering or other functions • Monitor project progress and provide timely corrective action as needed • Document and execute change control and approvals from all stakeholders • Prepare and present weekly/monthly project reports and KPIs • Identify Risks and Opportunities and recommend appropriate actions to management • Ensure product Release to Production meets internal and external/customer requirements • Work with cross-functional team to identify critical parts, long-lead parts as well as critical path tasks and activities • Understand critical parts manufacturing and assembly lead times, evaluate and drive lead time reduction activities by coordinating between Engineering and Suppliers • Develop critical path management, crisis management, backup or contingency plans • Facilitate early engagement with key suppliers and tracks critical activities • Coordinate with suppliers on all readiness criteria (e.g. cost, quality, availability, ramp up, etc.) to support both development and production launch • Analyze BOM cost with cross-functional team to identify cost reduction opportunities through design optimization, sourcing strategies and Should Cost analysis and ensure timely implementation of such opportunities • Understand internal or external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services • Serve as a cross-functional link, maintain open communication and influence among matrixed stakeholders • Perform all other tasks as required • Must adhere to and support the company’s Safety Health & Environmental (SHE) program

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain or related field • PMP Certification • A minimum of 3 years of previous experience as a Project Manager in Operations or Supply Chain field or in New Product Introduction in a manufacturing environment • Experience in an environment where electro-mechanical products are designed and manufactured is highly desired • Experience with ERP and PLM systems • Intermediate to Advanced user of MS Project • Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Other Requirements:

• Ability to work and interact with departments throughout the organization, with minimal supervision • Customer focused, able to collaborate and influence others to drive actions to meet business needs while maintaining a positive, professional outlook • Demonstrate integrity and reliability • Strong organizational skills • Ability to deal effectively with pressure, multiple tasks, deadlines, and rapidly changing priorities • Strong verbal and written communication skills • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment, supports and explains reasoning for decisions • Makes timely decisions, includes appropriate people in decision-making process • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. • Takes responsibility for and owns actions, keeps commitments, completes tasks on time

Cobham SATCOM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham SATCOM 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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