Head of Cost Engineering

Head of Cost Engineering

Aston Martin

Gaydon, United Kingdom

Job Purpose:

To manage and lead a team of cost estimators – shaping the strategy of the Cost Engineering department with the objective of having a ‘Should Cost’ for all aspects of Product creation, from Investment through to piece price.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Responsible for ‘Should Cost’ of all programmes – Investment & Piece Price
  • Work with the Chief Engineers to provide full visibility of ‘Should Cost’ vs ‘Current Cost’ for their respective areas
  • Work with the programme team to define Should Cost requirements in terms of timing and substance through the development cycle
  • Support the creation of overall should cost process and integrate into product development process
  • Manage the team of Cost Estimators, providing a clear vision and direction
  • Understand the ‘Should Cost’ of current cars in production. Work with the team to develop a road map to close where gaps exist
  • Strive for continual improvement on all derivatives
  • Provide supporting data for Gateway deliverables
  • Support Procurement in their negotiations with suppliers
  • Provide ‘Value for Money’ calculations to support negotiations
  • Team to understand all detail bottom up cost across Investment and Bill of Material, to include and not limited to, base material cost, hours & labour, overhead requirement. Including Development and maintenance of QAF rates
  • Own ‘Should Cost Templates’ for programmes
  • Ensure co-ordination of timely responses and approvals
  • guiding or influencing component design and advising on supplier processes for cost efficiency

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Educated to degree or equivalent
  • Management experience essential
  • OEM Experience of working with a BOM
  • OEM Experience of working in a Product Creation environment
  • Detailed costing analysis
  • Experience working in an Estimating environment
  • Negotiation and Relationship building experience
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Technical Mindset
  • Open to working in a wider team

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