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Senior Manager (L5) - Cost Engineering Delivery

Date: Feb 12, 2024

Location: Pune, IN

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Purpose of the Role

Cost Engineer is responsible to develop part level target costing, prepare detailed should cost estimate and apply it to achieve design to cost and source to cost; generate and syndicate cost reduction ideas through competition teardown, benchmarking, should cost analysis, VAVE, analytical levers etc and achieve aggregate cost reduction targets with engineering and purchase; work with vehicle module teams to achieve cost targets; cross deploy the ideas across TML needs; develop category specific key components or subassemblies knowledge repository covering competition, technology, products, manufacturing processes etc and apply it in developing cost models.

Job Responsibility


  • Develop target costing and establish detailed should cost estimates for the components (Casting ,Forging/ Body & Trims/ Proprietary Mechanical /Proprietary Electrical Cost  and Tooling)

Generate directional cost / reference cost / detail should cost targets for components based on various inputs available across product development stages
Mature the directional/reference cost targets of the components to detail should cost as the design evolves.
Independently create error free should cost models 
Develop tooling cost estimates using should cost / reference cost models for calculating tooling should-cost, and provide inputs for Capex target setting
Establish target cost for the components   

  • Ensure/ deliver design to cost and source to cost targets achievements for the component targets of programs.

Pursue component cost targets with engineering to achieve the design to cost targets for new programs
Perform cost driver analysis, design cost analysis on components to achieve design to cost targets.
Perform Supplier Quotation analysis with respect to should cost model and develop supplier negotiation fact pack for components 
Perform Linear price performance models and generate opportunities to improve cost performance 
Generate, provide valuation and syndicate cost reduction ideas based on should cost driver analysis in cost reduction workshops to achieve component subsystem cost reduction targets.
Benchmarking ,  competition should  costing , best of Best cost driver analysis and its application into various projects to drive cost efficiencies
Perform data analysis and execute  analytics based levers for idea generation (LPP, Weight Tree Cost Tree, Function Cost etc )
Prepare component/subsystem specific supplier negotiation fact pack and support purchase CTL in achievement of should cost with supplier    

  • Develop component/subsystem knowledge repository covering competition, technology, products, processes etc and apply it in developing cost models 

Prepare and syndicate cost models for new technology , supplier proprietary parts 
Prepare scenarios on impact of choice of future  technology  on cost structure  investment, supplier selection etc 
Improve accuracy of  should cost models
Prepare parametric cost models for part types to increase the coverage of parameterization  
Perform TGR and TGW of design to cost and sourcing to cost targets 
Being part of  business case evaluation and build central repository of cost saving ideas and apply across the portfolio

  • Annual cost reduction target for the sub systems / modules

Prepare execute idea generation and syndication plan
Achieve E+ ( syndicated) as per the target glide path for various  modules in targeted VCs 

Stakeholder Profiles & Nature of Interactions


Cost Managers            
DWM on delivery of  target costs and capex costs

Purchase Buyers    
Review and  finalize negotiation fact pack and negotiation support  with respect to should cost 

ERC CoC            
Jointly Prepare workshop plans
Generate and syndicate cost reduction idea during DR0-DR1/DMU  stage for Design to Cost & support for target cost

Vehicle Module Team            
Idea generation and syndication workshops
Review module cost, risks and opportunities

Desired Candidate Profile

Education-Graduation in Engineering (MBA,ICWA Preferred)

Relevant Experience :
3 to 7 years of experience in the domain of technology type company (Auto Ancillary and manufacturing process e.g., casting, forging, electrical, electronic Plastics, Sheet Metal).
Good Knowledge of latest trend in technologies
In depth knowledge of manufacturing processes
Experience of cost reduction programs
Experience in lean manufacturing or six sigma programs will considered a plus.

Skills & Competencies

Model should cost tools and databases to develop the most cost-effective design and manufacturing options for key components or subassemblies
Function-cost-value analysis & cost reduction idea generation levers
Supply chain & value stream mapping
Financial Statement analysis of key tool makers
Commercial cost reduction and negotiation skill  
Category specific software expertise such as CAD, PLM, FormSuite, flowmold, CapitalH, Autoform, SAP etc.

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