Senior Cost Engineer


Stuttgart, Germany

Job Description

This position is a unique combination of an analytical approach and a strategic role presenting innovative solution concepts that end up in adding higher value to the whole project realization after quotation.

You will have the chance to make a great impact on the Operating Profit enhancement initiatives in all sections of the cost structure and being a main contributor to higher margins and tangible future gains for the team.

Here is a glimpse of how you will contribute…

  • Being the main driver for enhancing Operating Profit and to improve the commercial results throughout the whole project
  • Responsible for eliminating waste and creating value by reducing variation in the processes
  • Using complex data analysis and convert them into valuable information for better decision making processes and for leading operating profit enhancement projects across all business cases
  • Guaranteeing sustainable results throughout the whole project while supporting design & production process optimization
  • Utilize Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) techniques, initiate cycle time & cost reductions and other activities aimed at reducing/eliminating non-value-added activities in the process
  • Drive the identified best practices based on the agreed timelines
  • Perform analytical assessment of cost drivers, realize technical improvement, optimize and validate processes throughout the design and production phase
  • Applying and deploying Flex Lean Enterprise Principles across the entire project
  • Identifying and assessing new technologies, continuous monitoring of the competition and industry trends
  • Leading Design-to-Cost workshops and Small Group Activities on global scale

Here is some of what you’ll need…

  • Degree in Engineering, preferably Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience in the Electronic Manufacturing industry
  • Knowledge of pricing and cost calculations in the Electronics Industry
  • Solid knowledge of how purchasing & engineering interact in different project phases
  • Good software knowledge (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Lean and/or Six Sigma Black Belt or Master Black Belt Certification (internal or external) preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in a process improvement function
  • Willingness to travel: appr. 50%
  • English: Fluent, German: Advanced, Hungarian can be an advantage.
  • Here are a few of our preferred experiences…
  • Project Management skills & entrepreneurial spirit
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical skills & conceptual thinker
  • Ability to anticipate
  • Convincing communicator and results driven

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