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Cost Engineering Expert

Summary of the role:


Achieve cost optimized design solutions and competitive cost through actively providing fact-based input and negotiation support to reach best price.


What will you do?


  • Plan and perform the main tasks according to program plan when applicable.
  • Control tooling specification in order to avoid paying for non VCC unique tools.
  • Provide cost estimates based on “state of the art” on Material, Machines and Process technology.
  • Perform tasks in line with CE guidelines to secure lean operation with stable quality and transparency.
  • Store all Cost estimates delivered to Sourcing concensus in TPC public folder.
  • Keep Pecca ProCost up to date with latest Cost Estimate status.
  • Provide CO2 estimates for sustainablity.
  • Deliver Cost benchmark analysis on Cpl. Vehicle level as well as System level.
  • Deliver Partprice frames to SDP (System Development Plan) decisions.
  • Deliver cost targets on Sub-system level at gate PS in new Programs.
  • Support R&D with cost specialist competencies when evaluating and selecting technical concepts.
  • Deliver Cost estimates to Target Evaluation.
  • Deliver should cost estimates and fact based negotiation arguments to new sourcing contracts and changes versus contracts, QoP.
  • Actively support buyers in fact based negotiations in order to meet the estimated cost.
  • Deliver benchmark cost and delta analysis for raw material claims.
  • Act as a member of Cost program teams. Deliver cost estimates on parts in running production and on new ideas.
  • Act as cost specialist in competitor analysis.
  • Deliver CO2 estimate.


Why do you fit the profile?

  • A Bachelor or Master degree in engineering.
  • More than 5 years working experiences in cost estimation, manufacture, tooling, production area in well-known OEM/ tier 1 supplier or tooling company.
  • Good knowledge of auto production, material, or tier 1 components.
  • Good knowledge of General manufacture proces such as stamping, machining, casting, forming, welding, surface treatment, injection and assembly etc.
  • Familiar with tooling structure and tooling manufacture process.
  • Have fact base negotiation and cost analysis skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated fluency in English, written and spoken, as well as experiences working in global environment.

VCCN-Shanghai Jiading (APHQ), CN

Job requisition ID:  66998

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