Vehicle Cost Engineer
Responsible for leading technical cost reduction (TCR) efforts for the vehicle Program Management Team (PMT) to reach their corporate TCR target.
Develop cost reduction strategies that engage all functions within the vehicle development process, including Planning, Marketing, and Design staff.
Manage the TCR database, and provide executive reports for vehicle cost reduction status.
Develop and maintain a vehicle work plan to achieve the cost reduction changes within the PMT and drive timely implementation through the Change Management Process.
Facilitate vehicle idea generation events such as hoist reviews, teardowns, workshops, assembly plant walks, as well as coordinate down-select meetings.
Minimum of Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited University
Minimum of 5 years of experience in automotive product development
Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in program or project management for an automotive OEM or Tier 1 supplier
Experience in working with cross-functional teams (Product Engineering, Purchasing, Finance, Manufacturing, Design Office)
Excellent ability to present ideas and concepts for cost savings to all levels of management
Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Outlook)
Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to organize and lead projects to completion
Highly motivated and a self-starter