Haier Europe is a branch of Qingdao Haier Group, a global leader in home appliances, founded in 1989 and listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange from 19th November 1993. Since founded, Qingdao Haier has grown by meeting customer needs through its strategic commitment to innovation, branding, R&D, and intelligent manufacture, as well as domestic and international expansion, becoming one of the world’s largest manufacturers of home appliance goods. The Group’s vision is to become also the global leader in IoT for smart home appliances. The Qingdao Haier Group has today a global market share based on volumes of 15.1% on major appliances, 22.7% on freestanding refrigeration appliances and 19.8% in home laundry appliances (source: Euromonitor International) and a global turnover close to m$40. From January 2019, after merging the operations of Candy Group, Haier Europe ranks fifth. Haier Europe can count on highly successful brands such as Candy, Hoover, Rosières, Haier, GE Appliance and Fisher & Paykel respectively aiming to become the consumers’ top of mind in their own market segments and geographies. Haier Europe is headquartered in Brugherio, Italy.

Job Profile

Cost Estimator Team Leader

The Cost Estimator Leader will be responsible for managing a team of cost modelers, improve process knowledge base of the company, grow the other cost modelers and perform estimates of components cost for R&D and for procurement target settings and negotiations:

  • Components cost estimate trough cost model methodology
  • Analyses and comparison cost models-supplier offers breakdown
  • Support Purchase Departement in the negotiations
  • Support R&D to design to cost
  • Support Engineering team in cost saving ideas or in evaluation of different technical solutions
  • Contribute to improve the quality and performance of cost modeling and control methodologies
  • Collect data from suppliers’ visits and internet searches to build country specific database of costs (presses, man, energy, etc)
  • Implement and maintain cost database mentioned above
  • Make Buy analyses
  • Report to upper management
  • Map manufacturing processes from theory and physics to manufacturing needs and organizational and financial elements to develop company’s cost estimation knowledge
  • Lead cost modelers globally and be in charge and accountable for cost Estimates
  • Grow cost modelers
  • Define working methodologies and processes with other functions and suppliers
  • Identify potential savings and support procurement and R&D to achieve them
  • Lead software and databases updates and improvement strategy

Skills and experiences

  • At least 5 – 8 years of experience in the role
  • Fluent English
  • Analytic and problem solving skills

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