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  • Job reference: RMS0183171

Cost Reduction Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 03/08/2017
  • Duration: 34 weeks
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The Role:
Position Description:
A TVM Engineer is required to co-ordinate cross- functional teams to identify / develop and deliver material cost reduction actions with minimum supervision, ensuring all areas of the business are fully integrated with the change.
You will lead the development of engineering and purchasing actions, in conjunction with our suppliers, with the specific aim of reducing the cost of components / assemblies, whilst ensuring cost reduction actions progress to plan.
You will need to liaise with Plant Logistics and Manufacturing to ensure TVM actions are promptly timed and implemented with minimal effect to production.
You will support and coordinate the Matched Pair teams in the delivery of strategy planning (SCD and CBP Process) to the agreed annual refresh schedule, having the skill for managing complex diaries, tight time scales and relationship building with key stakeholders at all levels within the business.

1)Proven project management skills, including support for product development and purchasing projects.
2)Ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with colleagues to leverage knowledge and experience.
3)Tenacity and steadfastness to follow through and complete delivery, using initiative to find solutions.

Experience Required:
1)Project management of teams in improving value and cost for a range of commodities.
2)Familiarity with change management and new product introduction processes.
3)Holding a high level of data analysis and interpretation.
4)Good business acumen and knowledge of finance analysis.
5)Experience of cost reduction initiatives, tools and techniques.
6)A good general knowledge of vehicle / component design and / or manufacture.
7)HND or Degree

Experience Preferred:
1)Practical experience of deploying Value Analysis/Value Engineering toolsets.
2)Facilitation of Design and Non Design idea generation events and generation of specific commodity cost gap analysis.
3)Management of Purchasing databases to support the update of purchase performance systems.
4)Development of engineering solutions with the specific aim of reducing the cost of the component / assembly.
5)Able to develop project business cases with P.D. / Purchase / Programme / Finance and manage through to funding approval.
6)Conducting supplier based workshops and design ideas generation events to generate cost and revenue opportunities.

Additional Information :
Although primary location is Gaydon the role may require travel between all sites (Whitley / Castle Bromwich / Solihull / Halewood / Wolverhampton)

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.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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