(Senior) Cost Engineer

(Senior) Cost Engineer

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Veghel, Netherlands.
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Your role

As a (Senior) Cost Engineer you will support/lead the pricing consulting and maintenance of our pricing system using the Computer Aided Pricing (CAP) database which keeps region specific records. You will be responsible for reviewing cost levels of existing records and propose costs for new records if necessary. You will be making Should Cost analyses and create and maintain cost models for our main suppliers.

Your tasks and responsibilities

You will work as a (Senior) Cost Engineer, which offers you different tasks supporting different departments, a.o. Pricing & Proposal Verification, R&D, SCC EU Sourcing and SSC EU Coordination.

Your main focus will be on:

  • Making detailed cost price calculations/estimations;

  • Keeping track of target costs vs. realization costs during product development;

  • Using cost and value engineering techniques to create additional value and/or reduce cost;

  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge on upcoming product changes and assess impact on costs;

  • Defining and maintaining cost drivers for newly developed products;

  • Calculating and substantiating updates of unit prices based on cost drivers;

  • Monitoring CAP vs. actual costs – taking corrective actions if necessary;

  • Performing Should Cost analyses and creating and maintaining cost models;

  • Analyzing equipment or category costs across customer projects;

  • Setting up reference projects for benchmarking purposes;

  • Reporting cost trends for raw materials, equipment, categories or reference projects;

  • Contribute to tooling and process improvements.

Your department

Cost Engineering is a department within the Global Supply Chain (GSC) organization and is a strategic part of the world-wide deliveries of products and services to our projects. There is a high degree of cooperation with R&D, Engineering, Sales and the other departments, such as Sourcing, Life Cycle Management, and Planning, located in Europe, APAC and North America. Vanderlande Industries is a top global System Integrator for mechanical logistics automation. GSC enables Vanderlande’s profitable growth by taking ownership of a global, flexible and competitive supply base for its Vanderlande Equipment but also 3rd party equipment and services.

Your profile

For this position, we ask you to have:

  • At least a Bachelor degree in a technical field of study (e.g. ME/EE)

  • Relevant knowledge of / experience in cost engineering and value engineering

  • Experience with the DfX methodology is a big plus

  • Experience with Manufacturing and Supply Chain processes

  • Experience in supplier and product development

  • Strong stakeholder management, both in your team and outside

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Fluency in English, and a strong cultural awareness

  • Advanced experience in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerBI

  • Experience with Cost Engineering software

Additionally, if you bring some of the following it is regarded as a big plus:

  • Experience within the material handling industry

  • Experience with logistical processes and system design

  • Fluent in English and Dutch, strong cultural awareness

What we offer

In this challenging and responsible position, you will have the chance to make a significant contribution to industry-leading projects and be connected to our dedicated people and customers. We offer a position in an informal, international and professional working environment with a lot of opportunities for personal development. By joining our profitable and growing company you will be able to reach your goals and focus on your future.

  • On top of your fixed salary, you will receive the following secondary benefits:

  • 40 vacation days (20 statutory days and a flexible budget worth 20 days).

  • Flexible working hours.

  • A hybrid workplace (40% working from home and 60% in the office).

  • Commuting allowance, including full reimbursement of travel by public transport.

  • Working from home allowance.

  • Collective pension scheme and discount on health insurance.

  • On-site company health centers with a gym, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

  • Vanderlande Academy and training facilities to boost your skills.

  • A variety in Vanderlande Network communities and initiatives.

  • And a great company restaurant and coffee bar with barista.

Our company

Vanderlande is the global market leader for future-proof logistic process automation at airports – from London Heathrow to Singapore Changi – and in the parcel market, for main players such as UPS and FedEx. Furthermore, we are also a leading supplier of solutions for warehousing giants, such as Walmart, which seamlessly integrate innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services.

If you aspire to a position of responsibility – and want to make a difference by facilitating the delivery of what matters most to consumers, passengers and businesses – then the next step on your path to global opportunities is to join Vanderlande. As part of our network and unique culture of freedom and flexibility, you will be connected to our dedicated people, build strong relationships and rise to the challenge of industry-leading projects.

You will grow, take ownership and make every day better as you continue on the road to success with your spirit of adventure – and fulfil your ambitions for personal development through our Academy. Vanderlande will give you the necessary knowledge, tools and support, so that together we have the confidence and ability to exceed our customers’ expectations in over 100 countries.

To achieve our collective goals, you will have a hands-on role working in a positive environment to deliver tangible, state-of-the-art products and improve the competitiveness of our highly visible customers. As an integral part of our team, you will have the enthusiasm and be driven to reach our destination before your next journey with Vanderlande begins…

If this challenging profile appeals to you, apply now by filling in the application form and uploading your CV and cover letter. For more information, please contact Tjalling Kraak, Senior Recruiter – +31 413 49 30 24


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