Lean Enterprise & IT Director
In our Nashua office in New Hampshire (US), I provide strategic
direction and deployment for the company's business improvement
programmes and implement information solutions to the strategic
advantage of the business.
My function was established to enhance competitive capabilities
for Cobham in the North American market. Working collaboratively
with the rest of the business (I'm given many opportunities to
liaise with my colleagues outside the US), my team has the insight
into the industry landscape and continues to implement innovative
and differentiating capabilities for Cobham.
For example, we architected a Lean Enterprise improvement
strategy, implemented "best in class" methods for cost reduction
rallying the organisation around a common goal and driving tangible
results: ICE $1.1m in 12 months. We also effected organisational
integration of Lean Enterprise with IT for competitive
The most unique thing about working at Cobham is working in a
dynamic and exciting culture of an innovative growing company.
Cobham does a great job in managing business opportunities and
risks, while motivating employees to be the best they can be in
VP North America Sales, Cobham Surveillance
Product lifecycles at Cobham average about 18 months. Meeting
this constant need for insightful and highly innovative products is
critical for our continued success.
Our sales teams are on the front end of that that process by
working closely with our customers to understand their requirements
and translate them into strategic plans. Considering the importance
of capturing those requirements correctly, it's truly a team effort
between the sales, product management and engineering teams to get
the most innovative products to market in a timely manner.
The most unique thing about my role is the customers themselves.
Not only do we work in a great industry, we truly have some of the
most interesting customers who are all early adopters of
technology. Our customers are on the frontline of keeping us safe
and defending our freedom. They treat us as partners in their
missions, making the work I do with them extremely rewarding and
motivating, which in turn makes coming to work every day