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Title:  Engineer, Should Cost


  • Develop category specific should cost models in support of NPI and Category management’s negotiations with the supply base.
  • Support the Procurement group’s negotiations using Should Cost tools as a technical expert and join the negotiations when required.
  • Optimize the Should Costing software to accurately cost components for the Metal Fabrications and Plastic Injection Moldings Categories
  • Maintain a database of costed parts
  • Update Should Cost database with market specific information such as current material cost.
  • Work on Value Engineering ideation, proposals and implementation actions.
  • Liaison and collaborate with the various business functions for above responsibilities.
  • Analyze the global category spend and identify savings opportunities based on the Should Cost of a part versus the current price.
  • Provide the timely execution of costing requests
  • Work in conjunction with business units, engineering, and category management to identify new cost savings opportunities.
  • Serve as the global costing expert for the Metal Fabrications and Plastic Injection Molding categories.


  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical/Production/Industrial engineering.
  • 5+ years of Manufacturing/Process experience in the fields of Metal Fabrications and Plastic Injection Molding preferred.
  • Experience in Procurement, Materials/Purchasing or Integrated Supply Chain business processes is a plus.
  • Very strong analytical skills coupled with excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office tools and ERP systems.
  • Prior familiarity with Should Costing Software and CAD is a plus
  • English: Fluent
  • Can work flex hours for meetings with teams in North America, Europe, and Asia.