Vehicle Cost Engineer

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/17/17
Auburn Hills, MI
5 - 7 years experience
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/17/17

Job Description

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.

Basic Qualifications:

    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

Preferred Qualifications:

    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

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