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Cost Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 12/06/2012
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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.

The Role:

Reporting to the Finance Controller - Purchase/Unit Cost this role is responsible for evaluating product and investment costs for current and future product development plans. The role holder will proactively work towards achievement of cost target objectives with Purchase and Engineering functions.

Key Responsibilities

• Develop product cost targets at system, feature and part level that support financial objectives.
• Support Purchase in the development of tooling cost targets.
• In conjunction with Engineering and Purchase, establish optimum costs that support project targets.
• Prepare cost status through Modular SET process including risks and opportunities, reporting on a monthly basis.
• Support design process in providing cost evaluation of alternative proposals, including PKO activities.
• Support the supplier nomination process and final price negotiations with Purchase function.
• Represent the Financial Controller - Purchase/Unit Cost in a window role capacity. (Deputise for the Manager)
• Co-ordinate and assure the achievement of the agreed priorities with the Financial Controller.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Significant experience in cost estimating techniques, preferably within the automotive industry.
• Knowledge and application of VE and VA techniques.
• Evaluation of supplier quotations and involvement in negotiations with suppliers.
• Financial awareness in management accounting and financial reporting.
• Demonstrable experience in Cost Engineering.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Technical and commercial training through apprenticeship (or equivalent).
• Educated to HND level in engineering/manufacturing techniques.
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