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Cost Engineer (Permanent/Contract)

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Germany
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 14/05/2019
  • Duration: permanent/contract
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (25/06/19)
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The Role:
Would you like to be part of a unique, global company who are launching a new vehicle?

Be part of a innovative and vibrant culture?



Our client is looking for a number of Cost Engineers from an OEM or Tier 1 background to support the engineering and design process by comparing different processes, production materials and production locations on the basis of calculations

Provide design recommendations on the basis of cost evaluations

Conduct on-site process analysis and process optimization at the supplier plants to improve our cost position

Implement and monitoring of cost down measures at the suppliers to support multi-year savings contracts

Analysis of supplier quotes to identify negotiation possibilities

Lead Make or Buy studies together with controlling to improve cost position or supply delivery performance and support market value proposition

Support material cost controlling with bottom-up cost analysis of products, processes or hole plants

Supplier development with regards to the suppliers cost position and by that its robust financial performance

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Ideally 5 - 8 years' experience gained at either a Tier 1 automotive supplier or automotive OEM

Ideally looking for a candidate with good experience with Plastics
* Able to demonstrate direct knowledge of value analysis and value engineering
* Experience in leading cross functional change management and cost down projects
* Excellent project management skills, with a track record of delivery
* Demonstrable ability to prioritise tasks and have effective time management and analytical skills
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* There will be significant travel involved in the role

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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