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Cost Estimator

South Haven, MI 49090

Employment Type: Permanent Hire Industry: Industry Job Number: 7863 Pay Rate: 85,000

Cost Estimator

Do you have an estimating, costing or purchasing background working for manufacturing companies? Our client is a prominent global leader in their respective industry and has engaged our firm to find a dynamic Cost Estimator join their team!

What you will be doing?

  • The primary responsibility of the Cost Estimator will be to assist purchasing to establish cost targets and processes for strategic projects for our main commodities Stampings, High Pressure Die Cast, Plastics, and Cast Iron products.
  • Manage the Supply Chain NA VA/VE activities throughout the complete value stream.
  • Interact with the global value management team.
  • Share calculations knowledge and data with the global members of value management.
  • Support project teams to identify cost driver in an early phase of the APQP process (design to cost).
  • Identify cost saving opportunities to support the purchasing organization to reach their goals.
  • Initiate cost workshops at the supplier aligned with commodity manager and program buyer.
  • Analyze supplier cost break downs to support the buyers and commodity managers in the negotiation when required.

What you need for this position?

  • Bachelor’s degree and several years of experience working in an estimator, cost valuation or purchasing function for manufacturing companies.
  • At least one year experience with value management.
  • Strong knowledge of production processes of our main commodities.
  • Previous leadership experience within project management.
  • Automotive experience is preferred but not required.
  • Experience with utilizing software for cost calculation.
  • Must work well in a team environment as well as across multiple departments. Experience working with software such as MS Office and SAP

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