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System Cost Innovation Engineer - Seating Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1025976

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 1-24-2017


The individual is responsible for establishing technical cost for assigned components throughout program life (establishing piece cost and tooling investment targets, negotiation support for new business placement and cost analysis for design changes). Working from BOM, drawings and/or samples the individual must be able to develop technical cost for seat components and systems using historical data, directional cost models, and ultimately activity based costing methodologies. Individual provides subject matter expertise (cost and process) to support engineering and purchasing at working levels and to executive leadership. Individual must have the ability to analyze supplier quotes and reach agreement on appropriate piece cost and tooling cost using activity based costing. Individual must have understanding of elements of piece cost and investment for various manufacturing processing typical for the production of assigned commodities. Specific commodity of responsibility: seats and seat components.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree required from an accredited university
  • 5 years past experience with design/develop/release or procurement of seat components or account manager responsible for seat components
  • MS Office proficient
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Occasional day trips to local suppliers may be required
  • Strong negotiation, leadership, interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Must be detail oriented and highly organized to manage many programs and cost details simultaneously

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited college/university
  • Activity based costing experience desirable
  • General proficiency in NX, Teamcenter 

FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.

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