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Vehicle Cost Engineer – (Deputy Manager)

Job ID: VCE-ATC-Pun-2018-12-21-1031
Career Area: Engineering & Design
Job Category: Engineering
Location: Pune, Maharashtra
, IN
Date Posted: January 16, 2019
Brand: FCA Group
Job Overview
Chances are you already know Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). That’s because we have a long history with some of the world’s most famous brands such as Jeep, Fiat and Abarth. FCA India has operations in Pune, Mumbai and Chennai – including joint-venture manufacturing facilities with TATA Motors – where we integrate the intelligent and innovative technologies that customers want most.

Pre-Program Approval Phase:

  • Establish cost assessment work plans to support program milestone timing
  • Manage cost assessment process to establish cost targets (material & supplier tooling) to support product team business cases between Concept Direction & Program Approval
  • Rationalize target cost submissions (variable & supplier tooling) & lead resolution of issues
  • Create vehicle cost roll-up (variable) for all required configurations
  • Create vehicle cost roll-up for supplier tooling
  • Ensure no significant components or costs are missing for vehicle cost roll-ups
  • Ensure vehicle cost roll-ups maintain alignment with product grid as it evolves during the cost assessment process
  • Create detailed vehicle options cost deck
  • Develop Product Committee presentation material for vehicle cost (variable & supplier tooling) for Program Approval


Post Program Approval Phase:

  • Change Management
  • Review changes to determine if within scope of program
  • Calculate total supplier tooling impact to program and total variable cost impact to specific track vehicles
  • Ensure program funding is available to support the change
  • Document concurrence to the change within the change document
  • Track the cost impact to the vehicle program for change management activities (variable & supplier tooling)
  • Sourcing
  • Verify the availability of program budget (variable, supplier tooling) prior to the initial placement of business
  • Scrutinize placement costs in excess of target cost or SCIE technical cost
  • Track the cost impact to the vehicle program from sourcing activities (variable & supplier tooling)
  • Checkbook
  • Configure selected vehicle(s) in cost system
  • Maintain a checkbook summarizing current status to vehicle target for supplier tooling and for variable cost of specific vehicle configurations
  • Provide MR & Finance with updated checkbooks on a regular cadence, discuss cost assessment changes from checkbook to checkbook, and notify team of spending issues/concerns

Secondary Tasks:

Approve tooling requisitions in a timely manner within Penta-SAP by confirming the amount on the requisition matches source documents (Target Offset, Change Notice)

Support annual Product Cost Study by supplying missing purchase order cost information, verify inclusion of approved CNs not yet reflected in purchase orders, verifying BOM structure is complete and providing a model year to model year reconciliation

  • 7 to 10 years of automotive industry experience with 3 years in vehicle cost engineering with a Tier1 or OEM
  • Engineering/ Vehicle Program Management experience
  • Good understanding of BIW / Chassis / Power train / Exterior / Interior / Engine System parts
  • Knowledge about vehicle manufacturing process and familiarity of components and their approximate costs
  • Good negotiation, problem solving and customer relationship skills
  • Good Presentation and MS Office skills
  • Good communication skills (Oral & Written)
  • The direction and speed at which FCA is pursuing the future will create attractive opportunities for decades to come. Particularly as we put great emphasis on the cultivation of talent with training strategies that support key business objectives. FCA India will never stand still and neither will you.

Our benefits reflects the FCA commitment to helping you reach your personal and professional goals. In addition to an environment that promotes career development, we offer benefits for a healthy lifestyle and a rewarding future, designed to take care of you and your family, in various stages of life.

As a global company, our employee packages will vary by country, customary norms and the legal entity into which you are hired.