Cost Engineering Manager


Valls, T, ES, 43800

Country/Region:  Spain
Job Function:  Purchasing
Requisition ID:  27382
Employment Type:  Salary

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Company Overview

Lear, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, enables superior in-vehicle experiences for consumers around the world. Our diverse team of talented employees in 38 countries is driven by a commitment to innovation, operational excellence, and sustainability. Lear is Making every drive better™ by providing the technology for safer, smarter, and more comfortable journeys. Lear, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, serves every major automaker in the world and ranks #189  on the Fortune 500. Further information about Lear is available at or follow us on Twitter @LearCorporation.


Position Overview

The Cost engineering manager role is a critical role in the global purchasing organization, which  will report to the Advance Purchasing Manager . The cost engineering manager will work closely with commodity buyers, engineering, sales, finance and manufacturing teams to roll-out should cost models based on globally developed templates and assist purchasing in sourcing negotiations based on factual data. The reliable information  from benchmarking study expects to improve supplier`s base competitiveness and finally drive and support new business opportunity and growth


Key Tasks

  • Support Europe  purchasing organization to source components at the best cost upfront using fact based negotiations
  • Be the  Interface between suppliers and sales team to support negotiation with OEM’s to explain given cost structures and to bridge customer  Should Cost GAP’s  versus price  
  • Understanding of activity based costing principles in manufacturing
  • Detailed understanding of automotive manufacturing processes such as stamping, injection molding,  rubber injection, welding, die Casting,   Infotaiment subassemblies,  etc.
  • Detailed knowledge of tooling  process manufacturing, and  cost structure  for injection moulding,  stamping dies , etc
  • Ability to work across multiple functions incl. purchasing, engineering. finance, sales and manufacturing.


Key Competences and Requirements

  • Bachelor or Master in an engineering field preferred.
  • Requires 5+ years  relevant experience , preferably in automotive industry
  • Solid Experience  and knowledge in  commodity analysis,  costing trends, cost modeling, and purchasing experience with a working knowledge of activity based costing principles.
  • Advanced computer skills are required in Microsoft Office Software and other estimation specific software
  • Problem solving and analytical thinking ,  being proactive and  with continuous improvement mindset
  • Effective communication, presentation and interpersonal skills required to work with a cross functional team  with proven ability to build and maintain effective working relationship
  • Capable to work under pressure , with organization skills and ability to prioritize
  • High level of independent judgment, initiative, creativity, and the overseeing multiple projects
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