Date Posted
31 May 2022

Imagine a future - where internet connectivity knows no boundaries. Do you want to join one of the leading manufacturers of communication and satellite equipment on a fantastic transformational journey? 

Cobham SATCOM A/S is currently looking for a Material Project Manager Cobham SATCOM is a global tele-communication company where the main purpose of our technology is to keep people safe and connected in the remotest areas both at land and at sea. Big tech companies trust us to help them bring internet connectivity to remote communities, as we have what it takes to lead and deliver on the most ambitious communications projects. At Cobham SATCOM, our vision is to be the leader in remote connectivity, safeguarding and connecting people and ideas. This gives meaning to the work of our 500+ employees worldwide on an everyday basis. For passionate people looking for autonomy and exciting career opportunities, Cobham SATCOM truly has something special inside.

Cobham SATCOM in Kgs. Lyngby is seeking a self-motivated individual who enjoys taking up challenges to support the new product development in the technology segment as a Material Project Manager. In this role, you will need to have close collaboration with cross-functional teams and provide frequent and clear material availability data to the team to ensure the material pipeline is on time to support product development.

As a Material Project Manager your key responsibilities will be:          

  • Alongside sourcing and purchasing tools, raw material, packaging materials, parts, services, and/or supplies necessary for operation of an organization, Material Project Managers are expected to possess a strong knowledge of the industry sector and specific suppliers, to optimize the value of purchased goods and services while delivering the highest quality at the lowest possible costs.
  • Managing day-to-day procurement activities including internal and vendor communications; negotiating schedule and delivery changes with vendors.
  • Ensure procurement activity is undertaken in line with defined Cobham processes and agreements.
  • Issue purchase orders directed by purchase requisition from Planner or MRP action message and in accordance with planned inventory strategies.
  • Work to identify opportunities to simplify, standardise and improve processes.
  • Amend or close Purchase Orders.
  • Perform approved one-off exception purchases.
  • Utilise and support generation of data analytics, forecast demand, and identify baselines for purchasing that meet prioritized business requirements.
  • Manage supplier communications, including sourcing event invitations, issue resolution, delivery schedule and escalate whenever there is a roadblock or an issue that will prevent the NPI materials to be delivered on time.
  • Receive, analyse, and resolve supplier inquiries, disputes, and payment discrepancies.
  • Lead teams for technical and supplier evaluation to achieve ‘sign off phase’ for each project to ensure relevant documentation is held on file, validated and accredited.
  • Demonstrate Stakeholder Management to gain ‘buy in’ and confidence of the project attributes and timing in favour of the business group through presentation of the project and the business case.
  • Manage and deliver projects with a high level of competency and confidence.
  • Support the business and product, demonstrating value add and business acumen.
  • Oversee the translation of project technical requirements into purchasing specifications and ensure best value components are sourced in line with established frameworks and suppliers.
  • Perform data analytics, forecast demand, and identify baselines for purchasing that meet prioritized business requirements.
  • Collaboration and communication with cross-functions in the business units.
  • Presentation of key figures/projects to be presented to senior managers as and when required.

As a Material Project Manager your qualifications should ideally be:

  • 5–10 years of NPI buying experience.
  • Recognise the ways that supply chains link value chains.
  • Supplier relationship management.
  • Able to work to financial and time sensitive constraints.
  • Certification in Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) is a plus.
  • Sourcing / commodity management experience is a plus.

We Offer

Starting your career at Cobham SATCOM means that you will be surrounded by peers that are experts in their field where you can learn from the best and gain relevant skills to adapt to this continuously changing world. Being part of Cobham SATCOM opens up opportunities for you to gain both professional and personal development in our performance-oriented environment, where social interactions are highly valued. You will become a part of a diverse organization on a transformational journey, where no two days look the same, working in a culturally diverse organization where both performance and fun are key elements. You will become part of a company where you will work together with talented, helpful and fun colleagues who value teamwork and integrity.

Beside a competitive salary package, we care about our employees and offer lunch canteen, social events and societies (wine tasting, art club, Friday bar, music band), sport clubs (skiing, cycling, adventure race, badminton), paid fulltime health and accident insurance and well equipped fitness room, but most importantly we care about you becoming one of us.


Please be advised that successful candidates must be willing to present a criminal record check and go through the mandatory security clearance prior to commencing employment with Cobham SATCOM.

Cobham SATCOM is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

About Cobham SATCOM

At Cobham SATCOM, we create, develop, innovate, and share the responsibility to fulfil our potential – both on a company and individual basis. We believe our culture of being highly innovated, our ability to continuously adapt to change, our capability to plan disciplined in connection to the demands and to foster a fun and inspiring work environment empowers us to achieve our ambitions. Join us and be part of bringing our inspiring projects to life. When connection matters you can count on Cobham SATCOM. It will be an exciting and rewarding journey so if you are up for a challenge we hope to hear from you.

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