Continental Corporation Cost Value Engineer (m/f) Die-Cast Aluminum in Schwalbach, Germany

About Continental With sales of €39.2 billion in 2015, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and currently employs more than 215,000 employees in 55 countries. In the Powertrain Division we integrate innovative and efficient powertrain system solutions from today and tomorrow for vehicles of all categories. Within the vision of Clean Power, our products make driving not only more affordable and environmentally friendly, but also more comfortable and enjoyable. We offer our customers a comprehensive selection of products ranging from gasoline and diesel injection systems, turbochargers, engine management and transmission control systems to sensors and actuators. Exhaust aftertreatment, fuel supply systems as well as systems and components for hybrid and electric drives complete our portfolio. There are two main impulses for the advancement of drive technologies: Firstly, active climate protection, in particular the reduction of CO2 emissions and exhaust gases. And secondly, the increasing need for individual mobility, which results in various requirements for vehicles and drive systems. The Powertrain Division has more than 35,400 employees working at 54 locations in 19 countries.

Auto req ID 50681BR

Job Title Cost Value Engineer (m/f) Die-Cast Aluminum

Country Germany

Posting Location Schwalbach (bei Frankfurt/Main)

Job Description

The vacant position can be filled in Schwalbach or Regensburg.

Investigation of engineered components in bill of material on cost optimization potential as well for tooling’s and product specific invest

  • Realization and implementation of defined potentials in alignment with Category Management, Advanced Purchasing and Plant Purchasing

  • Proactively drive process and cost structure improvements at suppliers

  • Execution of onsite supplier workshops using Value stream mapping as well as Design for Six Sigma

  • Support price negotiations at supplier in cooperation with central purchasing and central SQM organization

  • Support of Advanced Purchasing/Category Purchasing in identification of potential suppliers including initial cost assessment

  • Support Lean (CBS@Supplier) workshops at suppliers

  • Coaching local purchasing analyzing Cost Break Down sheets and manufacture processes by frequently workshops and training sessions

  • Control, report the realized savings to Head of CVA by Scorecard

  • Interdisciplinary thinking in engineering as well as in costs

Job Requirements

  • Degree in Engineering, Industrial Engineering or several years of experience in die-cast aluminum/ tool manufacturing

  • Long term job experience in in die-cast aluminum/ tool manufacturing

  • Fluent in German and English (written and spoken)

  • Analytical work approach

  • Team play and Integrity

  • Passionate in Coaching and Moderation of lean workshops

  • High communication skills

  • Willingness to travel

Contact Name Carina Schweiger

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