Product cost specialist
HELLA is a global, family-owned company listed on the stock exchange that employs some 38,000 members of staff at over 125 locations in some 35 countries. The HELLA Group develops and manufactures lighting and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry, and also has one of the largest trade organizations for automotive parts, accessories, diagnosis and services within Europe. In the Special Applications segment, HELLA also develops products for specialist vehicles. Complete vehicle modules, air-conditioning systems and vehicle electrical systems are produced in joint venture companies. With almost 7,000 people working in research and development, HELLA is one of the most important innovation drivers on the market. HELLA has achieved sales of around 6.6 billion Euros in fiscal year 2016/2017; in addition, the HELLA Group is one of the top 40 automotive parts suppliers in the world and one of the 100 largest German industrial companies.
Prepare and carry out product cost calculations along the entire project lifecycle based on technical drawings, bill of materials and routing plans;
Support supplier cost discussions and cost breakdown analysis, challenge quotation prices and aim to meet targeted costs;
Deliver arguable cost break down calculations, support cost discussions at customer requests and effectively defend cost positions;
Work closely with Program Management and provide competitive selling price recommendations, at different stages of the customer quotation process, taking into account internal product hurdle rates.
Economical background, university degree preferred;
Relevant experience in Cost Controlling activities;
Fluent English (German is an advantage);
PC knowledge: MS Office, SAP knowledge is an advantage;
Good communication and presentation skills;
Willingness to travel.