The Cost Engineer/Estimator supports the Interconnect Operations & Marketing team and is accountable for the complete estimating life‐cycle: Request for Quotation (RFQ) to Quote, to Marketing & Sales. This position will primarily focus on custom products for Automotive and Industrial products on a global basis.
General Manager, Interconnect
Duties and Responsibilities:
Define Cost Estimate Scope: Define the project scope, time period, phases to be estimated, communication channels, and establish any boundaries for estimates or project requirements.
Maintain and update DRL (RFQ forms).
Define assumptions or constraints: Identify any schedule or budget constraints, and how those will be resolved.
Establish and update a local and global database of quotes and RFQs .
Build up a software system to electronically calculate new projects and therefore atomizes the quoting and cost break down procedure.
Develop Cost Element Structure: Identify everything defined in the scope to be costed.
Collect and Monitor Data in the System to verify STD cost equals calculations and adjust if needed.
Manage risks, identify (if necessary) contingency plan, control changes and communication. Measure and report on progress.
Develop Cost Estimating Relationships: Use cost data to develop formulas/equations entered into the cost model.
Work close with advanced purchasing and purchasing to drive the right costs and supplier portfolio
Customer Review: Ensure that all expected costs have been properly presented to Customer for Review/Approval/Acceptance of the estimate if needed face to face.
Maintain Smartsheet and follow up with Sales on the status.
Assist in preparing cost data for proposals and contract negotiations, internally with the technical and operational team.
Coordinate the needed production concept for best price in NA or China that meets deadlines and customer requirements.
Establish quote priorities based on evaluation and analysis of overall opportunities.
Verify processes needed for production to decide if this can be external or if there is a need for integration internally.
Monitor P&L quarterly with Operations team.
Performs performance monitoring and control functions for specific applications, including the consistent use of applicable procedures.
Bachelor's Degree is required; PMP / PRINCE2 Certification is a plus
Minimum of two (2) years experience in the Connectors industry with Marketing or Sales experience.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with customers, suppliers, manufacturing personnel, and development engineers.
Must have strong written and verbal communication skills and have profound attention to detail and perform with high accuracy.
Must be able to handle multiple projects and possess strong organizational and analytical skills.
Demonstrate leadership and integrity to bring all resources to bear to achieve project success in the committed timeframe while openly acknowledging difficulties and roadblocks.
Willing to travel in order to support Marketing and Sales in front of the customer.
Intermediate level of proficiency in MS Excel and other MS Office programs.
Functional knowledge of accounting, financial accounting.
Operating knowledge and experience of SolidWorks, design software and engineering tools.
Strong customer service orientation.
Positive leadership style and ability to create a high morale manufacturing environment.