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Cost Estimator

The Dako Group
Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
February 14, 2018

Job Summary:

This candidate will work closely with Engineering, Purchasing and Sales to establish quotes, define purchasing target prices and track product cost.

Essential Functions:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

•Establish product costs for frames, foam, trim and mechanisms.

•Establish, manage and update materials and process cost tables.

•Maintain comparative evaluations with cost tables from other affiliates and parent company.

•Support Purchasing on defining target prices for new components.

•Support Sales on integrating and up-dating quotations.

•Give support to Engineering and Sales on estimating design changes cost impact.

•Track product cost by establishing a cost matrix by product and keep it up to date.

•Inform to all involved (Purchasing, engineering and sales) when cost is over the level defined by the company and follow up countermeasures.

•Establish a regular cost benchmarking activity to compare labor and material cost in different countries.

•Share cost information with affiliate companies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

•Strong knowledge of automotive seating including frames, foam, trim and mechanisms

•Knowledge of tooling and costs (injection molding, metal stamping dies)

•Experience developing and implementing cost models and target setting

•Benchmarking experience

•Knowledge in materials and manufacturing process (assembly, stamping, welding, foam)

Minimum Requirements of Education, Training, Experience:

•Ten years of experience in costing (Seating or automotive component background preferred)

•Associates Degree, Bachelor’s degree preferred.

•Office software and at least basic understanding of MRP software function.