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  • Job reference: RMS0213078

Warranty Cost Reduction Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 22/08/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Role:
Main Goals & Objectives:
Working cross functionally with the necessary Functions, the role will identify, develop and implement Warranty "Cost of Repair" saving initiatives in line with clients Improvement Project Deliverables. The scope of cost saving initiatives covers optimising dealer repair procedures & times, depth of repair, dealer diagnostic tools & methods, implementing product acceptance standards, warranty processing controls and parts pricing.

Main Responsibility:
1.Analysing of warranty data to understand key "cost of repair" drivers and identify opportunities for reductions.

2.Working with experts across the business and suppliers, identify, evaluate and select the most beneficial cost reduction measures.

3.Implementation of cost reduction measures with business functions and suppliers, including authoring of dealer repair procedures, in line with client standards and processes to ensure improvement targets are met.

4.Continuously developing the process for identifying and implementing improvement measures to reduce warranty "cost of Repair". Implement KPI's to track progress and demonstrate delivery to targets and facilitate escalation meetings to achieve decisions.

The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* High level of personal organisation with ability to work on own initiative and prioritise tasks
* Positive and self-motivated team player
* Willingness to be flexible to meet frequently changing priorities and to work additional hours if required.
* Ability to liaise with external suppliers.
* Demonstrable decision making skills based on data and facts
* Excellent coordinating, organising skills with the ability to facilitate the work of others
* Ability to liaise up to management level within the organisation
* Ability to produce clear, concise and unambiguous written instructions in English.
* Experience of producing written information for external publication would be preferable.
* Good communication skills to all levels of business

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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