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  • Job reference: RMS0195691

Cost Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Coventry, West Midlands
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 14/06/2018
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (12/07/18)
This vacancy has now expired.
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The Role:
OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB
To prepare, present and justify cost estimates for tooling and production piece prices based on Engineering data for new programmes and modifications to existing products within Seating Systems Division for JLR/Ford Uk business unit

SCOPE OF THE POSITION
* Working with cross functional teams across multiple programs
* Provide detailed cost justification and breakdowns for tooling and production piece costs

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
* Liaise with Commercial, Purchasing, Program and Engineering department to validate cost requests and their content.
* Create detailed ground up tool cost breakdowns to support customer and supplier negotiation
* Generate and maintain commodity by commodity cost database with market driven cost drivers
* Prepare estimates for tooling and component from initial design detail and create manufacturing process plans, for new and existing programs for automotive seating components.
* To hold cost estimating responsibility for major programs and changes to current production.
* Present accurate and robust data to support management decision and communications with suppliers and customers.
* Cost analysis / Preparation of variance walk to cost model and competitor benchmarks
* Review current manufacturing methods and make proposals for improvement where appropriate
* Participate on cost reduction exercises VA/VE / CTO and conduct product analysis and calculate cost reductions
* Support customer and supplier reviews and present variance costing data to the teams

HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILTIES
* Ensure a safe working environment, follow, support and maintain working practices, comply with all relevant HSE legislation and local policies and procedures.
* Ensure subordinates and the department comply with TS16949 policies and procedures
* Further information on HSE can be found in the Employee Handbook

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
* Excellent communication skills at all levels with internal and external organization
* Self-motivated
* Able to act on own initiative
* Ability to prioritise
* Determined and assertive
* Team player

The Company:
37 hours per week
7.45 am - 4.45pm Monday to Thursday and 7.45am - 12.45pm on Friday
Half hour for lunch except Fridays

Short periods away from job location may be required occasionally.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Demonstrable understanding of tool cost generation, cost drivers and price justification across multiple manufacturing processes.
* Knowledge of Automotive component manufacture and assembly methods.
* Experience with VA/VE activities
* Ability to read and interpret technical drawings
* Costing Experience with up to date market knowledge
* Good Computer skills - MS office, costing and accounting
* Strong technical English
* HNC/HND Engineering or similar level qualification
* Good command of the English language - written and spoken

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Understanding of Automotive seating manufacturing costs and their construction
* Experience with a Seat or interior component tooling and manufacture
* Component Tooling background

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