Cost Engineer

Posted 8 months ago by Mathew Edwards
Gothenburg, Göteborgs Stad, Västra Götaland County, 411 10, Sweden
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Job Description

It’s all about people

We have always prioritized people in everything we do. Curiosity about others’ needs is key to creating safe, personalized, and sustainable mobility solutions. If you believe in the power of people and share our respect for human-centered innovation, you’ll thrive here. Surrounded by brilliant, curious colleagues all committed to making a difference. We are people who care about other people.

What you’ll do
At Procurement, you are part of a global team with the mission to develop and maintain a global supplier base. Ensuring the supply of materials and services – at the right cost, quality, and technology – is essential for the growth of Volvo Car Group. Ultimately, it is all about cooperating with people inside and outside the company to create a genuine experience for the people who buy and drive a Volvo.

The Cost Engineering Department is now looking for Cost Engineers to the Interior and Exterior team.

We work closely with the Procurement, Supply Chain and R&D teams, and our suppliers. Estimating cost for parts is done with both engineering and business mindset, i.e., by analyzing actual technical and commercial prerequisites to understand cost drivers. The role gives the possibility to deep dive into new and future technologies.
Your main responsibilities include the desire to make sure that Volvo Car Group always gets value for money when purchasing parts and technical negotiation support to the buyer.
The position includes some international traveling to suppliers’ manufacturing sites to review the production processes from a cost perspective. Carbon Footprint is becoming a natural step in the costing activities and will be part of your daily work.

What you’ll do
Cost Estimation of Part price and Tool cost
Concept Evaluation in early phases
Drive and support fact-based negotiations
Review and analyze supplier quotations and provide gap analysis
Benchmark activities to understand the best cost and technologies for bought parts
Contribute with expert knowledge within your area of expertise
Use your network and expertise to build databases and cost models within your area of expertise
Act as the “go to person” for material and manufacturing questions

What you’ll bring
You have a technical university degree and at least 5-10 years of relevant up to date working experience within the Manufacturing and/or Tooling Industry.
Experience in working in cost engineering or manufacturing with focus on the automotive and related industries.

Area of Expertise we are looking for:
Glass and Rubber
Occupant Safety, Airbags, Seat belts, Steering wheel
Seating and Comfort systems
Aluminum extrusion, casting and machining
Stamping and related assembly methods
General assembly
Willingness to develop knowledge in product carbon footprint analysis and optimization.

Moreover, you are fluent in English, both spoken and written.
On a personal note, we are looking for an open-minded, curious, outgoing personality with great analytical and communication skills.  In addition, you need to be business oriented and have great negotiation skills. You actively seek new ways to grow and to be encouraged using both formal and informal channels. You take on new opportunities and tough tasks with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
You are curious to learn new things and keep up with technical development, being the expert within your area. You enjoy supporting your colleagues/customers with excellent input since their achievement is your benefit.

Success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. At Volvo Cars, your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential.
For the right person, an inspiring, and creative workplace awaits. Did you know that every Volvo Cars employee worldwide has the right to our Family Bond, our new all-gender, paid parental leave policy? You’ll also enjoy a culture and benefits package that’s made us one of the world’s most awarded and progressive employers.
By 2025, we aim to sell 1.2 million cars annually, 50% of which will be electric vehicles and sold directly to customers through digital channels. Join us on the journey of a lifetime as we create the driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow