Pricing consultant

Pricing consultant

Job area Systems Location Pune II, India. Contract type Full time

Pricing Consultant

Your role

Vanderlande is a strong growing company thanks to bid wins at our customers with our products, solutions and services. As Costing Consultant you are closely involved in these activities! As part of the Strategic Costing & Verification team you own the methodology to the cost calculation process used for our Customer bids. These bids easily exceed 50M EUR, and are often even a multiple of that! As a Costing Consultant you will work on the tools and content that are needed to prepare these bids, you will secure that the cost data in our calculation system (CAP) is adequate and accurate and you will support the Sales Teams in preparing these bids. You are also tasked with the verification and subsequent approval of these bids before our Customer Centers send them out to our potential customers. On request of the Board and our Business Unit stakeholders you will prepare overviews on our costs, our cost structure, and drive initiatives for further improvements and completeness of our cost models.

Your tasks and responsibilities

You will work as a Costing Consultant, which offers you various tasks supporting and coordinating with different departments, a.o. the Business Units and our international Customer Centers, The Supply Chain organization (including procurement and manufacturing), The Technology organization (R&D), etc.

Your main focus will be on:

  • Securing our cost calculation tools (CAP/SCCT) are covering all cost elements
  • Securing the data used in the tools is accurate, up-to-date
  • Using AI / Big data insights to improve our cost tool as well as the values used in the tools
  • Coaching and training the Business users in making detailed cost calculations and bids
  • Verification of the made cost calculation (price proposal sheets) and approval/release
  • Keeping track of target costs vs. realization costs during projects
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge on upcoming product changes and assess impact on costs and the cost modeling there-of;
  • Defining and maintaining cost drivers for newly developed products and services;
  • Calculating and substantiating updates of unit prices based on cost drivers;
  • Analyzing equipment or category costs across customer projects;
  • Setting up reference projects for cost monitoring and benchmarking purposes;
  • Reporting cost trends for equipment, and other categories or reference projects;
  • Contribute to tooling and process improvements.

Your department

The Strategic Costing & Verification department reports directly to the Technology (CTO) Boardmember. There is a strong cooperation with in fact all departments within Vanderlande – however the core relations will be with our Customer Centers and Business Units.

Your profile

For this position, we ask you to have:

  • A Master or Bachelor degree in a technical field of study (e.g. ME/EE/SW);
  • Advanced computer Excel/database/data science skills;
  • 3 to 5 years of Business experience, preferably in an international company.
  • Commercial and international affinity
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written;
  • Fluency in English, as well as a strong cultural awareness.

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