Randstad Supply Chain Cost Engineer in Holland, Michigan
Supply Chain Cost Engineer
US$ 40 - US$ 50 per hour
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Temp to Perm
Randstad USA Administration
DescriptionLeads cross-functional team of internal resources and suppliers in support of Supply Chain Cost Engineering initiatives, including new product supply chain development, Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VAVE) cost reduction, major supplier moves, major outsourcing projects, and supplier model development activity. Manage multiple projects simultaneously.
-Work with manufacturing engineering, purchasing, finance, and our software provider to understand and analyze benchmark material, labor, and overhead rates
-Analyze product cost breakdown and tooling cost breakdown reports
- Assist with design solutions to match equipment/material limitations with customer requirements
-Optimize design for manufacturability and analyze manufacturing steps
- Work to develop or enhance cost models where necessary
- Review and analyze cost and pricing and optimize where possible
-Leads cross-functional teams, including project sub-teams, to develop and implement project plans which include project costing activities and schedule development, utilizing Six Sigma or other appropriate methodologies. Coordinates efforts with other departments to accomplish project objectives.
-Oversees project activities to meet identified customer needs, cost targets, schedules, quality levels, and manufacturability requirements.
-Manages project team day-to-day activities. Recommends and implements team objectives and coaches team members to achieve goals; serves as facilitator and problem-solver. Assists team members with establishing goals and makes team member assignments.
-Monitors project progress and anticipates necessity for developing contingency plans or taking corrective actions. Makes initial risk assessment pertaining to material supply chain; works with Operations team to ensure material plans are made and schedule interruptions are avoided.
Working hours: 8am to 5pm
-Regularly reports on and makes presentations to management regarding team performance, project schedules, budget, performance measures, support efforts, corrective actions, customer feedback, and issue identification, to provide project updates.
--Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or equivalent.
--Four years related project team member experience, including one year cost estimating. Experience must show progression of increasing complexity of project team assignments.
Skills and Knowledge
--Strong interpersonal, team-building, and written skills required.
--PC and keyboard/mouse skills required; working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, CAD and project management.
--Strong understanding of material cost drivers
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