Optimal
  • Warren, MI, USA
  • Contract

This individual is the owner of Cost data within their assigned Cost Savings Team and the strategy for its use.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead an effort to document the Charging, Switches and Chassis Electronics ECT imperatives.
  • Focus on immediate cost optimization activities in addition to cost avoidance for the near and long term needs of the business.
  • Primary contact for Cost Imperatives, support Program Team Plan & Balance Activity
  • Responsible to provide new program Vehicle Systems Engineer with cost file template pre PFI milestone.
  • Maintains and provides data for frontloading and target setting
  • Works with Vehicle Systems Engineer to develop initial cost book based on latest cost data
  • Drives accuracy and consistency into Program Target Setting activity
  • Ensures disciplined usage of Idea Generation tools and read across of cost savings ideas within the team
  • Develop robust continuous improvement pipeline thru 2022 and beyond
  • Continuous Improvement Leader for Engineering, Evaluate, Track and Support Execution of cost threats, and opportunities in the Continuous Improvement HUB and MPR (Current / Out year)
  • Identify gaps in component strategy early to enable course correction
  • Lead cost reduction workshops as part of Continuous Improvement to meet global Business Plan targets
  • Utilize appropriate cost reduction tools to ensure targets attained
  • Make data visible in forums to drive gap closure to target
  • Collaboratively work with a cross-functional team of Business Architects, Engineers, Buyers, BFOs, Vehicle Programs, Manufacturing and Marketing to reduce costs to GM vehicles over all.

TOP SKILLS:

  • 3-5+ years experience
  • Must know how to reduce cost for and engineering component
  • Experience with Excel, Power BI, and Power Point
  • Understanding of 2D and 3D Automotive Parts, design, material, and timeline
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