Costing Manager
Purchasing & Sourcing
Full Time
Shanghai, China

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




·        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



Required languages:

·        Excellent in English, both written and oral


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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'