Cost Estimator Structures/Mechanisms --Oakland County

Job Description: 

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Job Introduction
Responsible for the development of ail cost issues related to seating structures & mechanisms programs. Interacts with manufacturing facilities, engineering, program management and account managers to establish estimates of costs on standard and special parts or products.

Major Responsibilities
Analyzes all quote packages and develops costing on all metal commodity components contained within the package. Works closely with quote team, plant, engineering and purchasing personnel to establish required cost data.
Verifies accuracy and finalizes quote packages. Presents information to plant and divisional management prior to customer submission.
Develops and maintains cost reduction within given programs and establishes reporting formats based on customer requirements. Participates in setting targets and pricing to improve margins.
Contributes to VANE initiatives.
Tracks, audits and compares actual tooling expenditures to the pre-established budget and reports the status on a regular basis
Provides cost impacts for engineering changes Tracks engineering activity by way of the standard costed bill of material that consists of: material cost, freight cost, labor cost, burden costs, all customer formulated value-added and component weights.
Supports and justifies cost/pricing structure to the customer as required, under the direction of the department manager and with the coordination of Sales department.
Provides purchasing with Target Cost Goals, drawings, validation, audit supplier costs and material specifications as needed.
Maintains customer submitted pricing data as required.

Bachelors Degree (or Bachelor's equivalency) in accounting, finance, or engineering; or equivalent combination of education
and experience.

Work Experience
Minimum 7 years' experience in an automotive manufacturing/engineering related environment. Minimum 2 years of practical experience in product costing environment with an emphasis in metal/stamping and assembly processes.
Extensive knowledge of product, design, manufacturing processes and procedures. Preferably product and process knowledge of structures & mechanisms.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to successfully coordinate and complete multiple tasks within established and changing deadlines.
Strong communication skills: verbal, written and technical presentations.
Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet and database applications. CAD, tooling, roll form, blank layout experience and low cost country experience preferred. Demonstrated blue print reading skills.
Demonstrated successful performance with independent problem solving. Analytical skills to review and interpret data and make recommendations regarding costs.

Work Environment
Normal amount of sitting, standing, and walking. Average mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer, may require Global travel.

Suzanne Steele
Manager Talent Acquisition
Sr. Executive Technical Recruiter
Bryant Bureau