Value Engineer-R&D/Software Development (m/f/d) BA AM-CSC(TM)

Employer: Continental
  • Engineering
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 0 - 1 years of experience
  • Timisoara
  • Updated at: 22.05.2022

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    In this role you will be responsible for ensuring cost optimization and cost transparency for our components business (radar, camera, lidar, ADCU) across the entire product lifecycle regarding R&D and software costs/efforts within the Value Engineering department.

    * Leading of interdisciplinary value engineering projects to optimize R&D costs/efforts incl. software
    * Creation of cost down solutions for R&D/software development efforts based on analytically created calculations and functional analysis
    * Leading cost discussions with product development, purchasing, external partners, customers, and suppliers based on deep technical understanding and defining negotiation approaches for implementing cost reduction initiatives
    * Analysis and challenging of R&D/software requirements in terms of effort (sizing) in accordance to needed product maturity
    * Validation of customer and supplier offers
    * Identification of cost reduction potentials and support in the analysis of cost improvement solutions and market trends (focus: R&D / Software Development)
    * Strategic cost planning of R&D efforts (incl. software development) to create overall cost transparency
    * Establish dedicated know-how for cost-analytical evaluation of R&D/software development efforts

    * University degree in (business) informatics, computer science, general engineering or comparable
    * Very good knowledge in the field of value analysis, cost analysis
    * In-depth knowledge of R&D and software cost calculation and effort estimation
    * Profound professional experience in the areas of research/development, calculation, ideally at a software or consulting company
    * Very good presentation, moderation, and communication skills
    * Negotiation experience with customers and suppliers
    * Strong analytical thinking skills and structured way of working
    * MS Office 365, industry standard calculation tools, SAP R/3
    * Business fluent English skills (verbal and written).

    What we offer:

    Pay for Performance:

    * Achievement Bonuses and Rewards;
    * Relocation Bonus for non-Timisoara Residents;
    * Recommendation Bonuses for new team members;
    * Flexibility Program including flexible hours, mobile work and sabbaticals.


    * Health & Wellness (Private Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Sport activities etc.);
    * Different discounts (glasses, tires, medical, shopping);
    * In-house restaurant & coffee corners.

    Life-Long Learning:

    * Technical, Soft Skills & Leadership trainings;
    * Dedicated Programs and Conferences; Free Language Courses (English, German, French etc);
    * Access to e-learning platforms;
    * Career development opportunities (local and international);
    * Internal development communities (Experts, Agile Community of Practice, Artificial Intelligence etc).

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