Cost Estimators / Costing Engineer

Glen Callum Associates Ltd
Circa £60-65K + Excellent Benefits
21 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Cost Estimators – Leading Vehicle Manufacturer Due to significant new projects, we are seeking 4 new Cost Estimators , each with their own product area expertiseto join this leading vehicle manufacturer . West Midlands – Commutable from Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Tamworth, Cannock, Nottingham, Stafford, Derby, Stoke-on-Trent, Crewe, Chesterfield Circa £60-65k Excellent Benefits As a Costing Engineer you will coordinate the communication and documentation flow between the regional (CFD) program and engineering team and the European Commodity Purchasing team. The Role To design, develop and investigate new engineering lead cost reduction proposals. Identification of new VA/VE ideas through supplier based workshops, leading teardown events, benchmarking and internal consultations. Manage projects within a cross functional team including Production, Purchasing, Quality and Cost Estimating departments. Compile the standard RFQ package according to the program requirements or advanced program activities. Setup and maintenance of sourcing calendar. Compile and/or review costed BOM, compare status to target. Manage the information flow between Engineering/Program Team and European Commodity Purchasing, coupled with Timely drawing releases, Engineering data and supporting Commercial program information. Support local Plants/Operations in any supplier-related issues (deliveries, commercial, etc.) - eventual escalation to Purchasing Manager. Responsible for program related reports, profile purchasing data maintenance, participation in program review meetings. Support initial sourcing/resourcing process and contract negotiations by providing program-related information, local systems data maintenance support, roadmaps updates (volumes/mix), advanced purchasing support in coordination with commodity purchasing. Support supplier development on PPAP issues. Initiate cost savings ideas, take purchasing lead on program related cost save ideas, initiate and participate in lean assessment activities in the program, initiate benchmark as well as insource/outsource analysis when applicable, work with plant logistics to optimise freight and packaging issues. The Candidate Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent you must be able to demonstrate a proven track record within purchasing in a high value low volume manufacturing environment. Develop, manage and present detailed costing timing plans to agreed deadlines. Responsible for a wide variety of components, so ability to transfer knowledge and experience to a new challenge is essential. Contribute too commercial, design roadmap reviews with management team, ensuring latest status is reported. Maintain effective internal & external communication with other departments & suppliers. Represent the department at periodic presentations to Directors, Chief Engineers and Senior Managers. Experience within new product development, ideally with responsibility for a range of components. Good general commercial awareness, clearly able to demonstrate negotiation experience and delivery of the negotiations. Good general knowledge of vehicle / component design and manufacture. Experience of cost reduction initiatives, tools and techniques desirable (VA/VE, QAF etc.) Awareness of latest manufacturing processes / techniques for a variety of materials and designs. The successful candidate must be able to show a clear ability to plan, coordinate and prioritise workload. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to join a leading manufacturing company and become part of a highly successful and driven team. Apply in Confidence To apply for the Cost Estimators role, please forward your CV to Phil Sims , Senior Recruiter at Glen Callum Associates Ltd or call Phil directly for further details. Phil is an ethical IRP registered recruiter and will deal with your application in strict confidence. If your application is successful, you will be contacted directly by Phil and he will talk you through in detail the full company role and specifics. Don’t delay, we’re hiring now, apply today JOB REF 2420 PS Glen Callum Associates are a leading automotive and industrial recruitment agency for sales, operational and marketing positions . We have an impressive client base of market leading manufacturers and distributors and are dedicated in providing candidates with advice, support and assistance in their recruitment search. Our consultants have valuable senior sales, marketing and operational experience within organisations within the automotive and industrial industry, allowing us to share an empathy with both client and candidate alike. This job was originally posted as