Product Value Engineer (VA / VE, Casting)

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POST DATE 8/23/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Confidential Company Livonia, MI

Company
Confidential Company
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
28927412
Location
Livonia, MI
Job Type
Regular
AJE Ref #
575962533

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a casting expert with exposure to Cost Analysis or VA/VE.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

* IDENTIFY, DEVELOP, AND IMPLEMENT VALUE ANALYSIS/VALUE ENGINEERING (VA/VE) PROJECTS FOR THE BRAKING PRODUCT LINE.
* GENERATE AND DEVELOP COST REDUCTION AND PRODUCT VALUE IMPROVEMENT ENGINEERING PROJECTS.
* COORDINATE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL RESOURCES (INTERNAL CROSS FUNCTIONAL TEAM, CUSTOMERS AND SUPPLIER) FOR THE FLAWLESS EXECUTION OF PROJECTS TO COST TARGET, ON-TIME DELIVERY, TO MEET DESIGN INTEGRITY.
* MANAGE PROJECT APPROVALS WITHIN COMPANY PROCEDURES AND ENSURE PROPER PLANNING.
* ASSIST IN THE DEFINITION OF PROJECT SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES, INVOLVING ALL RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS AND ENSURING TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY.
* DEVELOP DETAILED PROJECT PLANS TO MONITOR AND TRACK PROGRESS.
* USE COMPANY SYSTEMS TO MANAGE CHANGES TO THE PROJECT SCOPE, PROJECT SCHEDULE, AND PROJECT COSTS USING APPROPRIATE VERIFICATION TECHNIQUES & UPDATE MANAGEMENT ACCORDINGLY.
* MEASURE PROJECT PERFORMANCE USING APPROPRIATE TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES.
* PERFORM BUSINESS CASE AND RISK MANAGEMENT TO ASSESS PROJECT RISKS.
* LEAD WORKSHOPS INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY TO GENERATE COMPETITIVE BENCHMARKING AND COST REDUCTION IDEAS.

* STRONG CONTRIBUTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT AND FULFILLMENT OF THE PRODUCT LINE'S ANNUAL OPERATING PLAN SAVINGS TARGET IS IMPORTANT.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

* BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN ENGINEERING IS REQUIRED, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PREFERRED.
* MINIMUM OF 5 YEARS IN AUTOMOTIVE OR SIMILAR INDUSTRY ANALYZING AND REDUCING COSTS.
* EXPERIENCE WITH CASTINGS IS HIGHLY PREFERRED.
* A BALANCED AND SOLID BACKGROUND OF ENGINEERING, MANUFACTURING AND BUSINESS.
* PROVEN WORKING EXPERIENCE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR.
* PMP CERTIFICATION IS A PLUS.
* TRAVEL 10% TO SUPPORT WORKSHOPS AND SUPPLIER VISITS.