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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:
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The Role:
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

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

* 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

* 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

* 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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