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Wiring Harness - Cost Engineer job in Bedford

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Job Ref:  204790366
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Contract
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Bedford
14/10/2016 03:36
Assystem is recruiting on behalf of our success automotive OEM based in Bedfordshire. Our customer has a contract vacancy for a Wiring Harness Cost Engineer through to August 2017, renewed annually thereafter.

The successful Cost Engineer will be responsible for the cost management of current and development models to ensure that vehicles are launched to market within budget and yearly cost reduction targets are achieved.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities:
*Daily management of current model cost reduction activities for three Wiring Harness Teams.
*Organisation of cost reduction idea generation events.
*Generation of Technical files for part sourcing.
*Current model Cost Status reporting to management.
*Support of budget setting for future models.
*Development model cost tracking and reporting.

You must:
*Have Wiring Harness Development Cost Management experience.
*Have Wiring Harness Serial life Cost Reduction generation experience.
*Benchmarking Experience.
*Knowledge of wiring harness, plastic part & metal bracket manufacture.
*Have relevant experience in automotive electrical and electronic development, completing a minimum of one vehicle development cycle.
*Understand electrical theory and the operation of vehicle electrical systems.
*Strong project management skills.
*Have good communication skills.
*Be able to travel abroad, typically a few days to 2 weeks, but on rare occasions could be longer.
*Competent with PC applications. MS office etc.
*Self-motivating and self-managing. Pro-active. Positive. Energetic personality and flexible regarding working practice and working hours.

All candidates must have the right to work in the UK without sponsorship and be able to travel and work freely within Europe
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