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Senior Cost Estimator
Detroit Metro (BH03113)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Our client is a world-class leading supplier of automotive components and systems. The position is located in the suburbs of Detroit, MI. This Senior Cost Estimator is responsible for the development of all cost issues related to automotive seating programs.  Interacts with manufacturing facilities, engineering, program management and account managers to establish estimates of costs on standard and special parts or products.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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Analyzes all quote packages and develops costing on all components contained within the package.  Works closely with quote team, plant, engineering and purchasing personnel to establish required cost data.

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Verifies accuracy and finalizes quote packages.  Presents information to plant and divisional management prior to customer submission.

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Develops and maintains cost reduction programs and establishes reporting formats based on customer requirements.  Participates in setting targets and pricing to improve margins.

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Contributes to VA/VE initiatives.

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Tracks, audits and compares actual tooling expenditures to the pre-established budget and reports the status on a regular basis

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Provides cost impacts for engineering changes Tracks engineering activity by way of the standard costed bill of material that consists of: material cost, freight cost, labor cost, burden costs, all customer formulated value-added and component weights.

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Supports and justifies cost/pricing structure to the customer as required, under the direction of the department manager and with the coordination of Sales department.

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Provides purchasing with Target Cost Goals, drawings, and material specifications as needed.

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Maintains customer submitted pricing data as required.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Education: 

Bachelor's Degree in a technical engineering discipline or non-technical business related field with emphasis on cost accounting or finance. (MBA preferred) with extensive exposure to costing/quoting techniques in an industrial setting and substantial training in engineered specifications/manufacturing processes.

Experience/Special Knowledge:

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Minimum of 3 years diversified engineering experience. 

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Ability to apply academic and other engineering principles in the development of automotive components. 

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Basic competency in CAD and GD&T. 

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Working knowledge of applicable manufacturing processes, Value Engineering, DFA and FMEA.  Must be able to apply academic principles and utilize advanced math-based tools. 

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Ability to communicate effectively with all staff levels, both verbally and in writing.

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Strong organizational skills and the ability to successfully complete multiple tasks within established and changing deadlines.

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Demonstrated successful performance with independent problem solving, and presentations.

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Proficient skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.

 

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