In the course of expanding our Cost Engineering scope you are designated to manage material costs across the entire product life-
cycle for multiple material categories while applying a modern set of cost management methods.
As Cost Engineer (m / f), located at Heidelberg (D), optional at Amt Wachsenburg OT Ichtershausen (D) or Cernusco Lombardone (I) you become part of the Procurement Division / Project Sourcing.
Performing material cost related reference-cost-calculations during project acquisition phase
Evaluate cost reduction and product optimisation ideas and measures with regard to technical feasibility, profitability and customer acceptance
Apply cost management related methods, processes and tools
Establish and expand cost management excellence e.g. overhead calculation (green / brown-field) and value engineering / analysis, linear-performance-pricing
Perform on-side supplier workshops leading to material cost improvements across product life-cycle
Flank Material-Group-Management (Lead Buyers) during supplier negotiations as well preparation of specific material group strategies while introducing cost management expertise
Degree in Engineering, Industrial Engineering or comparable qualification
Interdisciplinary leadership required, strong communication and assertiveness skills mandatory, ability as moderator and motivator taken for granted combined with a strong hands-on ability
Ability to host workshops
Specific knowledge in the manufacturing fields of casting, machining, electronics, turned / stamped parts as an advantage
Fluent English and German skills required (Italian as an advantage)
Microsoft Office, calculation software, appropriate ERP system (SAP as an advantage)