Costing Engineer
Purchasing & Sourcing
Full Time
Shanghai, China
1970-01-01

Product Sourcing is an organization within Electrolux Group Operation that is  managing the Sourcing, Project management, Quality and Supply Chain for a broad scope of OEM/ODM products including Home Comfort, Cooking, Refrigeration, Dishwashers, Washers and Dryers, Water Care, Floor Care and Small Domestics Appliances from worldwide. With an expected annual volume in excess of 23M units sourced the GSO has supported the delivery of continued business growth and expansion, with future plans in place to maintain the growth trend.

Within the Product Sourcing structure we are looking for a Costing manager/Engineer, whom is accountable to manage the Product Cost along the product development,  leading the coss functional team to identify and achieve the product cost target applying the state of the art costing methods , systems and process.

As this position encompasses various activities we offer you a fantastic growth and learning experience where you can maximize your professional and social skill set. In exchange we count on your commitment, curiosity and eagerness to create added-value and bring Cost Excellence to the next level.    

The candidate should be a strong driving individual with excellent analytical skill to drive robust costing through development, enhancement and maintenance of transparent, predictable and sustainable costing system and process



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Working within Cost excellence team, the candidate is responsible to:

Determine the product cost targets during the design and development process, recommending cost effective solutions
Gather proposals, specifications, historical data, market trend and liaise with stakeholders in order to determine cost ambitions for new products
Leverage the internal core knowledge in order to create a proper cost ambition estimation
Accordingly, with the standard procedure prepare documentation to share cost assessment and development during the Project steering Committee
Proactively work within the cross functional project team to identify cost optimization opportunities and monitor them
Analyze supplier quotes and work with sourcing and suppliers in order to ensure an optimal quotation that meet the product cost target (Should cost)
Coach, mentor, supervise and develop cost estimation capabilities cross functionally
lead DtC / DtA initiative to identify design, specification and process optimization
Lead VAVE activities and competitor teardown analysis to identify saving opportunity
Lead the implementation of the new Way of Working, tools, methods within the respective product line
Apply cost methodologies, tools and appropriate software models and packages to prepare and maintain reliable and accurate data
Align and deliver costing KPIs and enhance reporting mechanism to ensure suppliers’ competitiveness is measured using systematic costing and benchmarking.
Participate sourcing decision making from cost perspective, support to seek proactively cost reduction opportunity
Work proactively within the Cost Excellence Team to develop a best in class organization and scale it


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Strong business sense and analytical skills, systematic approach to mass data handling, analysis and interpretation
Excellent presentation and communications skills with the ability to form and maintain good relationships internally and externally with different cultures
Solid interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills
Capable to lead project, influence stakeholders to get buy-in, drive initiatives and change
Strong time management and good organizational skills
Ability to work independently under pressure and to meet tough deadlines
Hands on experience in costing analysis (Plastic, Electronics, Metals, etc..) and manufacturing engineering, project management, Product Development, purchasing experience is a plus
Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Management, Operations Research, Mathematics MUST
At least 6 years professional experience, preferably in an analytical position in a manufacturing environment or in Project management
Concrete experience on utilizing automated cost models, cost database, cost factors, and/or cost estimating relationships
Experience in appliance, electronics industry or contract manufacturer is a plus
Advance proficiency in MS Excel
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We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as candidates will be interviewed continuously. The position may be filled prior to the date described as 'Apply by'