Expert Product Cost Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI at ZF

Date Posted: 4/7/2018

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Job Description



Job Description

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. ZF has a global workforce of approximately 138,300 at 230 locations in 40 countries. Working at ZF is more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to imagine and create global mobility for tomorrow – and beyond.
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Position Description

This position will act as Product Cost Engineer specializing in costs of Global electronics Product line reporting within the Finance Team.


Position Requirements

  • Creation of customer-specific product cost calculations in the quoting process
  • Representation of the cost structure for defined scopes of the product towards the customer in negotiating situations (new business, changes)
  • Definition of premises in the context of product cost calculation for the offer design and in the context of customer-induced cost disclosures
  • Cost analytical evaluation of the products (concepts/product design) in developing projects for the establishment of a cost-optimized product design (up to concept freeze) and representation of the results vis-à-vis interface areas
  • Development of alternative solutions from a cost perspective for the request for a product (functional/technologically) in order to achieve the target cost and represent the solution proposals towards development and controlling
  • Identification of technical optimization approaches and potential savings as well as initiation and tracking of suitable measures for cost-optimized design of the products under total cost aspects
  • Concept and implementation of trainings within the divisional CE organization and interface partners
  • Methodological Project Consulting and support when it comes to interdisciplinary product cost optimization projects, as well as Coaching of project managers and project teams
  • Representation of the division in expert teams to Cost Engineering at group level
  • Ensure the divisional CE knowledge management (documentation and deployment, standardization)


Essential Skills and Experience:

  • A degree in engineering sciences or a comparable degree, with at least 6 years of professional experience in a comparable employment (e.g. development)
  • Sound knowledge on the costs and the products of the Global Electronics Product Line
  • Willingness your own knowledge is always based on the latest state-of-the-art standards
  • Strong analytical skills, solution-oriented, careful and independent operation
  • Service willingness, ability to work in a team and communication skills in an international environment including a willingness to travel
  • Extensive knowledge in project management~cb~

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled


Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

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