Junior Strategic Costing Consultant

Junior Strategic Costing Consultant

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Job area Systems Location Veghel, Netherlands. Contract type Full time
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Your role

Vanderlande is a strong growing company thanks to bid wins at our customers with our products, solutions and services. As Cost 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 Cost 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 Cost 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.

Our company

Vanderlande is the global leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports and in the parcel market, as well as a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses. In this world of technology, we believe in people – especially those who are totally dedicated, customer-driven and keen to continue learning throughout their career.

This is embraced by our Vanderlande Academy and International Talent Development programmes, with over 800 courses conducted every year. The focus is on freedom while being trusted to deliver, and this is one of the reasons why we received the highest rating of three stars in the Best Employer survey (The Netherlands).

If you’re ambitious and take your long-term career seriously, then please contact us to explore this global opportunity to join a company at the top of its game. For more information or to apply for this challenging position, please visit careers.vanderlande.com

Our Offer
This challenging position offers the chance to contribute to the growth and profitability of Vanderlande Industries, a company which is already years in a row chosen as “Top employer” in the Netherlands.

We offer a fulltime position in an informal, professional work  and technical innovative environment with a lot of possibilities to develop yourself.

Besides your salary, we offer you the following:

27 holidays & 13 ADV days (based on fulltime)

  • Flexible working hours

  • Training possibilities

  • Travel compensation

  • Collective Pension and insurance

Your application

If the role of Cost Consultant appeals to you, then please apply now by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and covering letter. For more information, please contact Eric Everstijn, Senior Recruiter on +31 (0)413 – 495288.

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