Costing expert

Flexible work location within the US
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Job Description

  1. Experience:    15 – 25 years of rich experience in Automotive OEM / Tier 1 / Tier 2
    Functional Area    :    Cost Estimation/ VAVE
    Industry type    :     Agricultural/Construction Equipment/Automotive
    Location:    Flexible work location within the US
    Designation:    Costing Expert

Roles & Responsibilities


    • Suggest alternate raw materials, manufacturing methods, in line with current trend/requirements to save cost
    • Knowledge of current raw material rates, manufacturing costs (machine, labor etc.)
    • Ability to estimate the cost of the current part and the cost of proposed ideas (both macro and micro level)
    • Justify the cost estimation with detailed breakups on raw material, process and any other, as per the generated idea
    •  Skill to convince/sell the idea to OEMs with technical justification
    • Knowledge of homologation requirements preferred
    • Good knowledge in Tooling of Sheetmetal, Fabrication, Machining, Plastic, and electronic/proprietary parts manufacturing process
    • Provide estimation on tooling investment for proposed idea


    • Good knowledge in manufacturing methods for various commodities – sheet metal (thin & thick parts), fabrication (joining techniques) / casting, forging, machining/plastic & rubber
    • Well versed in system parts like BIW, CIW, powertrain, interiors, exteriors, safety-critical parts etc.
    • Sound knowledge and experience in various raw materials used in the automotive industry with the ability to recommend alternate grades for cost optimization
    • Proven experience in VA / VE activities – technical benchmarking with competition vehicles
    • Ability to identify and appreciate the design intent and generate cost optimization ideas without jeopardizing the function
    • Knowledge on fasteners, types, and sizes.

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