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Job Description

The Role
our client is recruiting for Cost Engineers who will be assigned to a commodity group, reporting in to the Purchasing Manager. This is an exciting opening to join an exclusive automotive environment. our client is a commercially driven environment, with particular emphasis on supplier analysis and effective negotiation. You will be working with a highly skilled and motivated team that is keen on developing best practice purchasing techniques and supply chain philosophies.
Principal accountabilities:
  • You will be responsible for the effective cost analysis and estimation of new Model and series production components across a range of highly innovative products for multiple vehicle applications.
  • Working closely with buyers, engineers and suppliers setting targets for Piece Cost and Investment from the drawing and specification detail.
  • Developing tools for the cost estimation process supporting the evolution and continuous improvement in speed and accuracy.
Principal Accountabilities:
  • Setting accurate, aggressive and achievable Piece Cost and Investment targets with logic and clear format for the Purchasing function to achieve the overall business objectives.
  • Carry out analysis of supplier cost structures to ensure consistency across the commodity groups.
  • Support the sourcing team in strategic planning ensuring continuity across multiple function groups.
  • Support the development of an information databank which will be utilised in the estimating and target setting processes.
Other responsibilities will include:
  • Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders within the program team and provide full supply chain support for any identified project activities / requirements.
  • Report status and project metrics to Purchasing Manager and Senior Management Supporting and fostering a cross-functional approach to achieve your objectives.
  • Engaging with Engineering so that you are seen as a key decision-maker and able to exert influence.
  • Act as a mentor to new / developing staff.
  • Develop training and development plans for team members.
Knowledge, skills & experience:
The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:
  • Procurement experience within the automotive industry is preferred
  • Engineering background and/ knowledge of low volume manufacturing techniques
  • Proven commercial success in similar roles / Strong negotiator
  • Tool making processes – Die Jig + Fixture would be advantageous
  • Strong communicator / influencer
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent planning and organising skills
  • Strong Financial and Commercial awareness
  • Computer literate (MS Office)
  • Experience in supplier management techniques
  • Personal attributes:
  • Effectively influence in a dynamic organisation
  • Capable of working independently and being accountable for results
  • Results driven
  • Enthusiastic and with a high level of self-motivation to circumnavigate obstacles
  • Keen attention to accuracy and detail
  • Excellent written and presentational skills
  • Ability to lead negotiations or support teams in the development of negotiations strategies for large and complex projects
Remuneration Package:
We offer a range of benefits and discounts with our partner organisations, below is just a few of the incentives of working for McLaren.
  • Salary: Competitive.
  • A structured Career Development Framework to support your development.
  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays.
  • Provision of a regular shuttle bus to and from Woking station at key commuting times.
  • On-site subsidised restaurant.
  • Life assurance to the value of 4 times base salary (statutory cap applies).
  • Eligibility to participate in our preferential lease car scheme.
    • Eligibility for company funded individual private healthcare; this also comes with the opportunity to extend to partner or spouse and/or dependents at a discounted rate.
    • Auto enrolment on to the company’s pension scheme.
    • Enhanced company maternity, paternity or adoption leave and pay.
  • Group activities forum which organise a range of activities from sporting competitions to museum visits and family events.
    • Travel incentives such as Ride to Work scheme and Season Ticket Loans.
  • Break out refreshment areas and a coffee bar with wi-fi facilities.
  • The opportunity to become a member of the on-site McLaren Fitness and Wellbeing Centre.
  • Qualifying period applies
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