Senior Cost & Price Analyst (Cost Estimator) (m/w/d)


Gründau, DE, 63584

Country/Region:  Germany
Job Function:  Purchasing
Requisition ID:  33924
Employment Type:  Salary

We are Lear For You 

As a subsidiary of Lear Corporation, we as IGB are a dynamic, globally oriented company in the automotive supply industry. With around 5,000 employees, we develop and manufacture electric seat heaters, steering wheel heaters, seat ventilation modules, electronic control devices, surface heating and seat occupancy sensors. Our production facilities are located in Germany, Eastern Europe, North America and Asia.

About LEAR:

Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier, supplying all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 employees. With plants in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automobile manufacturing region in the world.

We are looking for committed talents with drive and enthusiasm for our globally positioned and successful teams. If you love challenges, want to experience unbridled development opportunities and want recognition that makes your efforts worthwhile, then you have come to the right place at Lear.


Position overview: As Cost & Price Analyst you will be responsible to prepare complete cost calculations and financial information for advanced & awarded programs and engineering design changes for already awarded programs. As a member of the Global TCS Cost Estimating team you will support the global new business opportunities & growth strategy. 

Your responsibilities:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Create complete cost calculation for all parts of TCS business portfolio
  • Support on new business acquisition and growth by providing solid APR. 
  • Co-work with function team closely includes Sales, Purchasing, AME Operations, Program Management, ER&D, Quality, Plant teams, Logistics to develop the business case for all new business quotes
    • Review the overall program costs and ensure it is done properly according to actual or solid estimate through input from purchasing or benchmark data.
    • Work with operation team to craft the most cost-effective manufacturing strategy as per multiple factors – process options (manual v automation content), JV relationship, manufacturing footprint, volume, VI (vertical component) content, Modularity, etc.
    • Proactively participate in the discussion with commercial team on quoting language to make sure all the key assumptions are properly reflected in the quote letter and company is not exposed to major risks
    • Keep close communication with operation and plant finance team to understand the labor and overhead cost structure.
  • Work closely with Engineering & Program Management team for program financial and profitability improvement, preparing program financial update, ECN quote/financials to maintain/improve and maximize the OI of each engineering change and level of sales.
  • Communicate with sales for pricing strategy and support getting approval of all APR/quotations.
  • Support the management decision by providing strategic analysis.

Your Qualifications:

  • BS/BA or equivalent experience in Automotive industry is preferred.
  • Requires 5+ years finance analysis or relevant experience at a large Multi-National Company.
  • Solid experience and knowledge in costing. Program financial focus and experience, sensitive in numbers.
  • Excellent German/English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical mind and interpersonal skills being proactive with a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills required to work with cross functional team.
  • Ability to adapt and perform in a fast paced, changing environment.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Advantages of working @ Lear in the Global TCS Costing Group

  • Exposure to Lear’s complete TCS/TCM product portfolio
  • Working in a Global Team independent from a Plant/Location provides a dynamic environment where you can make meaningful impacts towards achieving the company’s financial goals
  • Detailed understanding of all costs and processes and working across multiple functions to get the full picture and deep understanding of all financial Impacts for multiple projects
  • Getting trained in the “TCS Global Costing and Coaching Academy” for combined technical and finance competence and personal growth


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