East Walpole, United States
over 1 year ago
Guides the product manufacturing and/or product development process in undertaking and pushing forward very complex cost reduction measures (design to cost, target costing, standardization, key data, etc.) to achieve the target costs for materials and reduce the overall material costs. Provides very complex support for projects in lines of business to provide optimum input for quotes, workshops, scope of material (BoM assessment) and realization of potential for savings. Guides cost-benefit analysis workshops with key suppliers to concentrate on the key functions of the components/projects. Initiates market observation, conducts and provides very complex market information/analyses on international technology and price trends to obtain new suppliers and new technologies in the supply chain. Guides activities planned by the lines of business to harmonize and implement technological line-of-business strategies with procurement strategies. Guides sourcing decisions with interface partners to incorporate technological know-how and safeguard security strategies.