Snr Staff Cost Engineer in Carrigtohill at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/12/2020

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Job Description

Senior Staff - Cost Engineer

This role will sit in the newly created Value Engineering Function. The function of the Value Engineering organisation is to unlock Value within our current and future product portfolios. The team members will be developing and implementing a range of agile tools to carry out and report on this activity. The team will work with our global partners to complete in-depth analysis of products to build out Should-Cost and Design-to-Value models to drive engineering and business excellence.

The team work to create Should-Cost models for the existing and new products.

The team work on Design-to-Value models with NPI to identify and link product attributes and manufacturing processes to cost at a very early stage in the product design cycle and then track this through the NPI process.

Value Engineering is a systematic method to improve the "value" of a product/service by optimizing performance (function) and removing unnecessary expenditures, thereby increasing the value for the manufacturer and/or the customer

Talents we are looking for:

• Self-directed imitators. People who take ownership of their work and need no prompting to drive productivity, change, and outcomes.
• Strategic thinkers. People who enjoy analyzing data or trends for the purposes of planning, forecasting, advising, budgeting, reporting, or sales opportunities.
• Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.

• Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.
• Dedicated achievers. People who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.

This is an individual contributor role that requires the use of judgement in applying professional expertise and is expected to work independently with minimal supervision. Roles typically require a university degree or an extensive amount of practical knowledge gained through experience. Job requires an understanding and application of procedures and concepts of own discipline. The job requires attention to detail in making evaluative judgements based on the analysis of factual information.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Drive should cost modelling and tear down efforts.

  • Develop and practice use of Value Engineering tools to drive consistency across all efforts

  • Own and manage functions of Value Engineering Physical Analysis Lab and produce outputs

  • Co-lead tear down and should-cost sprints in focus categories or across categories

  • Liaise with various functional stakeholders to get inputs into building Value Engineering models

  • Drive excellence throughout the Agile Cost Sprint execution

  • Codify learnings into organizational best practices

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

  • B.S in Engineering discipline or related engineering discipline with 4 or more years’ experience.

  • Commercially and financially aware

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Self-starter with demonstrated efficient work methods, analytical & problem solving skills and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.

  • The individual should enjoy working in a fast paced, dynamic and results orientated team environment.

  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills - able to express ideas and collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams.


Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 30%

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