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Cost Manager- Motor Power Pack (2023)


Auburn Hills, MI, US

Division:  North America (NA)
Req ID:  50713

Nexteer is looking for a business minded individual with experience in Engineering, Cost Modeling and Program Management to join the team as a Value Enhancement Manager. This is a newly created position at Nexteer and offers the right candidate the ability to interface with various functions within Nexteer as well as with suppliers.  The ideal candidate will have experience in Cost Modeling and Program Management and has the ability to map the cost associated with processes involved in engineering and manufacturing of purchased parts.  As we have suppliers located throughout the world, there is opportunity for international and domestic travel. 


This position will be located in Auburn Hills, MI.


•    Develop cost models globally for Nexteer’s supplier base
•    Coordinate with Enterprise Commodity Manager (ECM) and regional commercial teams on the development of the supplier priority list to build cost models and provide a monthly update on the status of the development projects
•    Lead / Support Global Supply Management (GSM) in the negotiations with  suppliers to get them to an “open book” relationship
•    Obtain a final agreement from a supplier once a model is developed for a supplier’s site.
•    Coordinate with the pursuit team the use of the developed cost models in new programs quoting. 
•    Maintenance of the models as frequent as required, always obtaining the supplier agreement on the updated model.
•    Through the development of the cost models, lead the discussions with the suppliers and Nexteer to improve efficiencies and eliminate waste to become more competitive.
•    Support as needed the evaluation of the validity of commercial quotes for engineering changes through the use of cost models.
•    Support the Cost Improvement Process (CIP) regional leads in Lean and VA/VE events. 
•    Support as needed and required the GSM Program Manager  in program initiation Cost Book definition and understanding of any currency and material economic assumptions for suppliers that the cost models have already been developed.
•    Collaborate with ECMs and engineering for cost competitive and efficient designs/processes as part of the cost model development.
•    Participate in core and non-core training to increase personal and professional development.


Job Requirements
•    Bachelor’s degree in engineering, manufacturing or business-related discipline. Master’s degree is a plus.
•    3 years of experience in Engineering, Manufacturing, Costing or combined. 
•    2 years of experience in Program Management (is a plus)
•    2 years of experience  in activity based costing disciplines, including Ground Up costing development.
•    Multicultural global team management experience.
•    Ability to successfully lead a team of people
•    Excellent interpersonal skills with oral and written communication skills.
•    Self driven and motivated leadership and organization skills.
•    Ability to take measured risks and challenge status quote, to develop break through creative solution, with limited information and limited time.
•    Ability to assess suppliers manufacturing feasibility.
•    High analytical ability and problem solving in complex and tight timing situations.
•    Coordination, facilitation, consultation, and conflict resolution skills required.
•    Component drawings and specifications experience.
•    MS Office experience (excel, power point, word, outlook), Power BI.
•    Excellent communicator with strong presentation skills & ppt development.
•    Flexible schedule
•    Able to travel up to 20% of the time
•    Bilingual is a plus

Specific Requirements for the role
•    Experienced in Controllers, circuit card assy.s, harnesses, sensors or Motors manufacturing & quality processes. 

•    Leadership
•    Strategic thinking
•    Analytical planning
•    Systemic working
•    Proactive & team oriented
•    Accurate judgement
•    Time management
•    Persuasive / Influencer
•    Assertiveness / Decision making
•    Motivator, self-motivated
•    Focus on results with hands on mentality
•    Risk identification & on-time resolution 



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