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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Confidential Company North Chicago, IL

North Chicago, IL
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The analyst will be responsible to review technical specifications and commercial requirements to create a bottoms-up cost model for all required materials, process steps, and margin. The analyst should fully understand best in class technologies for mechanical process technologies (sheet metal, machining metals, injection molded plastics, thermoformed plastics, etc.) and be able to quantify the process and cost trade-offs between them.

The analyst should have excellent presentation skills to enable them to present their results to a broad audience (both technical and commercial).

The analyst should be able to perform a gap analysis between their analyses and a supplier's stated cost structure to identify the largest opportunities for improvement.


Review / decipher technical specifications

Create process maps to meet all technical and commercial requirements

Estimate cost of material, labor, equipment & scrap for each process step

Review analysis with subject matter experts and make necessary adjustments

Present the analysis to procurement

Conduct a gap analysis between the initial analysis and data submitted by suppliers

Assist procurement in negotiations as a technical expert


Bachelor's Degree

Minimum 5 years' experience in Manufacturing Engineering, Application Engineering, Quality Control or related operational functions.

Demonstrated advanced knowledge of manufacturing process.

Excellent business/financial acumen.

Excellent written and oral English language skills

Willing to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of time


5 years Procurement, supply chain or commercial experience including experience leading teams.

Supply Chain Leadership experience (i.e. Team Leader, Manufacturing Project Leader, etc.).

Proven Executive Leadership skills in driving global change across an organization, including strong Change Acceleration Process skills.

Experience implementing a compliant supply chain.

Lean training/certification.

Solid working knowledge of critical tools (Access and Oracle).

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