Develop costing analysis to support Enterprises and Customer team’s business win targets.
He / she will ensure any gaps are fully documented and escalated to the account director and enterprise leader for on-time alignment to meet the bid milestones.
Drive Cost down road map related to full BOM
Develop a complete cost proposal for each bid within the enterprise (prepare NPO cost estimation,
Validate BOM creation to ensure standardization strategies are optimized,
Set BOM cost targets with should cost team and Procurement, where applicable
Provide external tooling component cost list for Casting, Machining and Assembly
He / She will support the PQF Process and will :
Be responsible to prepare all documentation, information
Ensure alignment of all parties to complete Business Win Council Approval on time to quote
Assist the Sales manager with preparing the commercial offer
Provide cost impact for to support above gaps vs the Enterprise standard offerings
Cost Coordination management
Complete analysis, determine trends and statistics of cost per technology / vertical to anticipate potential future cost gap on future bid
Act as key link between the CM teams and the enterprises during the 3Y bid and Strap reviews.
Identify component standardization for optimum BOM cost definition at bid level
He / She will be responsible to complete final BOM for PQF for approval submission.
Change Management :
Whilst the Customer team program manager is responsible to drive the TEFS change management process from award, the Platform Cost Leader will be responsible to assess all de-standardization impact to ensure recovery by the customer team during the launch phases.
He / She will do so by tracking and monitor each bid during the phase exit reviews to ensure PQF targets agreed by the enterprise are met by the customer teams.
Process Improvement, Handover and training
As the cost center of excellence owner within the enterprise, the Platform Cost Leader will be responsible to :
Ensure Compliance with appropriate templates to ensure smooth communication x-functionally and with the customer teams.
Complete metrics and dashboard to report out to the enterprises and functions on all cost performance and gaps vs targets
Monitor the actions plans with the functions accordingly
Train the CM team on all cost aspect to ensure adequate preparation for customer reviews by the Sales team.
Ensuring hand over of non-lead application project to Customer Program Manager at bid award and validate cost for each phase exit till launch completed
Keep monitoring the bid cost evolution post launches through participation to the Material Margin Escalation committee to ensure compliance to standardization targets.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Preferred Mechanical) or Economics
5 years’ experience in product development in the automotive industry
2+ years’ experience in managing complex projects with multiple goals of time, cost and quality
Fluent in English
MS Project or SAP PS (Project System) experience preferred
Financial acumen and should cost analysis
Results and Metrics driven
Excellent Communication Skills (verbal and written)
Leadership experience in a cross-functional environment, especially with managing a functional team with no direct line supervising relationship
Integrative thinking and proven ability to understand project complexities in an industrial environment