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Cost Engineer

Job Description

Purpose of thePosition:
Manage material cost optimization of newvehicle lines as well as running series changes. Initiate continuousimprovement activities to achieve cost targets. Ensure cost competitiveness ofthe local purchased parts.

 
EssentialFunctions:  (List all basic responsibilities related tothe purpose of the position)
 
Responsible for Cost Management of local purchased parts in accordancewith the Daimler reference cost calculation. Generate measures for the optimizationof product and cost in alignment with the relevant partner, as Development,Purchasing, Quality, Finance and Logistics.
 
Responsible for verification and negotiation of additional material costclaims in the ramp up phases for local vehicle car lines.
                                                                                                       
Drive and steer continuous improvement efforts of local supplierprocesses to increase cost efficiency while achieving and maintaining partquality and capacity needs.  
 
Conduct analysis within the US market of raw materials, machine tacttime, labor costs, and production equipment investments to support the ProductCost Engineering department in Germany regarding input factors for thereference calculation.
 
Support localization, deep localization and negation activities for thelocal purchasing team including validation of capacity and technical changes,tooling, fixed and variable costs.
 
Align and network within the global Cost Engineering hubs in the Daimlerorganization.
 
Perform other duties as assigned.

 
MarginalFunctions:(List responsibilities which are not essential, but may be required)
Readiness to travel for extended time periods to suppliers and Daimlerfacilities worldwide is required

 
Financialauthority and responsibility
:
As described in MBUSI policy



Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:Education, Experience and Necessary Skills all must be met inorder to qualify for position.
 
Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, OperationsManagement, Finance/Accounting or a relatedarea and/or the equivalent combination of education and experience
      
Experience: Minimum 3 years of experiencein the area of Cost Engineering, Purchasing/Procurement, and/orFinance/Accounting or equivalent relative to the area of responsibility.
 
NecessarySkills, Certifications, etc.:
Experience in material cost calculations,supplier parts planning, purchasing systems, and project management
Knowledge of product development process,component manufacturing, and material supply systems
Proficiency in Excel (including ThinkCell), PowerPoint, and other MS Office applications
Strong negotiation, communication, andpresentation skills
Demonstrated ability to work in a crossfunctional international team environment
 
PreferredSkills
Experience in cost analysis and cost management
Experience in working within a new productlaunch team
Experience in executing change management
Experience in supplier management
German language skills

#CB

Job Snapshot

Location US-AL-Vance
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Engineering & Aerospace, Finance & Accounting
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Company Overview

MBUSI

Today, the MBUSI plant has buildings with more than 4 million square feet located on 1,000 acres. Besides Body, Paint, and Assembly shops, also located on the Tuscaloosa site are a comprehensive training facility, a visitor center and a childcare and wellness center. The Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center, which houses entertaining exhibits detailing the history of Mercedes-Benz - including its products, technology and commitment to safety - is open to the public. Since opening in mid-1997, over 230,000 people have toured the visitor center and plant. The Tuscaloosa plant currently represents a $2 billion(+) investment for its parent company, Daimler AG. MBUSI currently employs about 2,800 Team Members and the plant in 2012 produced approximately 182,000 vehicles, which are exported to more than 135 countries. Learn More

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MBUSI
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Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
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N/A
Pay Rate:
Engineering & Aerospace, Finance & Accounting
Store Type:

Job Description

Purpose of thePosition:
Manage material cost optimization of newvehicle lines as well as running series changes. Initiate continuousimprovement activities to achieve cost targets. Ensure cost competitiveness ofthe local purchased parts.

 
EssentialFunctions:  (List all basic responsibilities related tothe purpose of the position)
 
Responsible for Cost Management of local purchased parts in accordancewith the Daimler reference cost calculation. Generate measures for the optimizationof product and cost in alignment with the relevant partner, as Development,Purchasing, Quality, Finance and Logistics.
 
Responsible for verification and negotiation of additional material costclaims in the ramp up phases for local vehicle car lines.
                                                                                                       
Drive and steer continuous improvement efforts of local supplierprocesses to increase cost efficiency while achieving and maintaining partquality and capacity needs.  
 
Conduct analysis within the US market of raw materials, machine tacttime, labor costs, and production equipment investments to support the ProductCost Engineering department in Germany regarding input factors for thereference calculation.
 
Support localization, deep localization and negation activities for thelocal purchasing team including validation of capacity and technical changes,tooling, fixed and variable costs.
 
Align and network within the global Cost Engineering hubs in the Daimlerorganization.
 
Perform other duties as assigned.

 
MarginalFunctions:(List responsibilities which are not essential, but may be required)
Readiness to travel for extended time periods to suppliers and Daimlerfacilities worldwide is required

 
Financialauthority and responsibility
:
As described in MBUSI policy



Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:Education, Experience and Necessary Skills all must be met inorder to qualify for position.
 
Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, OperationsManagement, Finance/Accounting or a relatedarea and/or the equivalent combination of education and experience
      
Experience: Minimum 3 years of experiencein the area of Cost Engineering, Purchasing/Procurement, and/orFinance/Accounting or equivalent relative to the area of responsibility.
 
NecessarySkills, Certifications, etc.:
Experience in material cost calculations,supplier parts planning, purchasing systems, and project management
Knowledge of product development process,component manufacturing, and material supply systems
Proficiency in Excel (including ThinkCell), PowerPoint, and other MS Office applications
Strong negotiation, communication, andpresentation skills
Demonstrated ability to work in a crossfunctional international team environment
 
PreferredSkills
Experience in cost analysis and cost management
Experience in working within a new productlaunch team
Experience in executing change management
Experience in supplier management
German language skills

#CB

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