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Kongsberg Automotive provides world-class products to the global vehicle industry. Our products enhance the driving experience, making it safer, more comfortable and sustainable. With revenues of approx. EUR 1.1 billion and approximately 11.500 employees in 19 countries, Kongsberg Automotive is truly a global supplier. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland and has more than 25 production facilities worldwide. The product portfolio includes seat comfort systems, driver and motion control systems, fluid assemblies, and industrial driver interface products developed for global vehicle manufacturers.

Cost Specialist


WUXI Jiangsu, CN, 214028

Country/Region:  CN

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">About the position

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">We are currently looking for a full-time Cost Specialist (f/m/d) for Metals and Plastics within our purchasing team. This corporate role will focus on the calculation of castings, turned and machined parts, deco parts, rubber parts, and others within metals and plastics. Your input will help us design cost effective products, and get best value for money from our suppliers. It will help us to grow and support our future needs.

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The position will be based in our Wuxi plant in China and will primarily support our business in China, but will also support global projects as needed.

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Responsibilities

  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Support Design to Cost optimizations for projects in early development or concept phase in close cooperation with R&D, ensure optimized choice of technology, materials and manufacturing process considering our suppliers’ manufacturing capabilities
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Support project purchasing and sales with quick cost estimates in the Define and Quote phase
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Support project purchasing with cost model targets for the supplier awarding process, detailed analysis of cost breakdowns from supplier vs. our internal cost model breakdowns, active support in the negotiations with the suppliers targeted for sourcing
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Support change management process, verify new price and ensure accuracy in quote from supplier, support the evaluation and the commercial impact of engineering changes
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Support VSM and VA/VE activities at supplier to optimize cost, e. g. by initiating changes in the manufacturing process or changes on the components
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assist project buyers with tooling cost calculations
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Perform cost breakdown analysis of supplier prices / quotes
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Support the continuous development of Cost Estimation methodology for mech and plastics, and other categories. Train the purchasing community and other departments on cost drivers and design considerations.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Perform and manage cost reviews or audits at suppliers and ensure implementation of findings

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Requirements

  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering course.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">3-5 years working experience, within the automotive industry purchasing(or SQD) function, 2 years’ experience focus on metal and plastic parts.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Detailed market knowledge and awareness of current and upcoming technological, manufacturing, market and electronics development trends
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Strong negotiation skills
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assertiveness
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Project management skills would be advantageous
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Strong analytical and number driven mindset
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Team player with extended verbal & written communication skills at all levels
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Energetic, highly self-motivated and detail-oriented with an international mindset
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Fluent English language skills, both written and verbal, (reference CET6 or Master degree)

We want your integrity, accountability, creativity and teamwork mindset and skills

In Kongsberg Automotive we embrace diversity within our workforce. We make recruiting decisions based on experience and skills and pride ourselves on having a strong culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness.

We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds, providing a limitless pool of ideas and opportunities, who will incorporate our core values within their work. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles and offer an unlimited contract within a dynamic and international environment with prospects for personal growth.

Welcome to an outstanding career in Kongsberg Automotive!

Application Id:  943
Posting date::  Nov 17, 2020