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Cost Manager

Company : Safran Seats Job field : Purchasing Location : Gainesville , Texas , United States Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time Required degree : Bachelor's Degree Required experience : More than 3 years Salary range : Based on Market Rate

Job Description

Within the Purchasing Data Management team, the Costing Manager is responsible for costing the Recurring Cost (RC) for parts, assemblies and overall seats. This role has the objective to support the purchasing team with the RFQ process and the organization in achieving the cost target that has been defined, meeting the Engineering team in choosing the appropriate concept, the Purchasing team in negotiating with suppliers, the Operations team for the make/buy process and labor efficiency and the program team in the RC/profitability monitoring.
This role drives continuous cost improvement using company root cause and corrective action processes.
This position works under the general supervision of the Senior Manager, Purchasing Data Management.

The position is authorized to calculate and validate the costs per seat/pax.

Complementary Description

Main Function Responsibilities:

• Lead cost reduction activities, with the appropriate owners (product line manager, program manager, Program Purchasing, Commodity Manager, Design Engineer, Architect and Manufacturing Engineer).
• Assess the full family of parts to optimize the cost on the full product line
• Responsible for providing the recurring costs estimates to support bids, advanced projects and developments, including aftermarket costs
• Create - standardize parametric recurring costs models and tools per commodity with the support from research & technology, Program Purchasing and Commodity manager and aftermarket departments.
• Support all change control boards (CCB) activities with the assessment of costs impacts of considered changes
• Support the make/buy decision and the strategy is optimized / obtain the best costs
• Participate in the definition of tools and referential for production costs within the purchasing department
• Active engagement to improve globally the costing activity tools & methods
• Accountable for confirming the RC for a full LOPA
• Help support & create the adequate processes, work instructions and KPI.
• Lead continuous improvement project - Steer such projects when agreed with relevant owner.

Job Requirements

Qualification Requirements:

A. Education & Qualification:
• A Bachelor Degree in Business Management. Manufacturing Management, Engineering or related degree is required. Or equivalent (6 years) training and experience is required.

B. Work Experience:
• Additional 4 years of experience in costing, project or program management required.
• Basic Knowledge of key financial principles (growth margin, business plan, etc.) required
• In-depth knowledge of cost management and relationships between departments within a design to cost and manufacturing environment preferred

C. Professional Skills:
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Have a very good working knowledge of the standard suite of office software products (Excel (Expert Preferred) MS Word, Power BI, PowerPoint, Project, et. al.)

D. Behavioral Skills:
• Ability to convince, Ability to take initiative, accept responsibility, Adaptability-flexibility, Autonomy, Availability for others, Building Relationships, Creativity, Leadership
• Must be able to interact and work closely with other Business Units (France and UK)
• Customer focused
• Ability to interact with all functions of development and manufacturing process.
• Team Player
• Must be comfortable with multiple tasks

E. Desirable Aspects:
• Lean-Sigma certified

Specificity of the job

Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally up to ten percent (10%).

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2000 Weber Dr TX 76240


Texas United States

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