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Benchmarking and Value Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Warwickshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 08/06/2017
  • Duration: perm
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The Role:
Every product. Every process. Every environment. Our vehicles continually set the benchmark for luxury, innovation, and performance thanks to our unrivalled commitment to infinite detail. Join us within our Purchasing teams, and you'll be the driving force behind it all.

Engineering Benchmarking and Innovation sits within Value Engineering and Teardown, which falls under the Purchasing organisation. The purpose of the team is to provide sophisticated benchmarking services that determine how competitors engineer their cars to deliver customer and brand experience. We do this by competitor vehicle benchmarking, value engineering, idea generation, innovation, and programme application.

As the Value Engineering Engineer, you'll work with the rest of the Value Engineering and Teardown team as well as other cross-functional teams to build a comprehensive understanding of competitor vehicles. In this highly specialist and technical role, you'll develop a schedule of interactions and workshops with the Technical Specialists for your product group to identify opportunities for improvement within areas such as engineering, technology process, systems, etc. In addition, you'll be substantially involved in the application of value engineering and systematic innovation tools. With your team looking to continually improve our tools and techniques to increase engagement, improve the conversion of idea to implementation, and build the reputation of the department, you'll take on the role of an investigator, analyst, facilitator and coach. As such, you'll enable your product group Technical Specialists to compile high-value engineering system strategies.


In this all-encompassing role, you'll need a broad level of experience, including excellent engineering or manufacturing knowledge and awareness. Because you'll be working with internal stakeholders, a consultative sales and coaching approach will be needed, and experience of promoting your role and department within the business will be important. In addition, you'll have an open mind to generating ideas across value engineering and systematic innovation, including the ability to present these ideas to large groups. Finally, you'll be experienced in engaging and then working across multiple projects and multi-functional teams.


Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you'll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan, and a performance-related bonus scheme.

The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

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