Quality Cost Engineer – JOBS in GERMANY.net

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Since Sir Jim Ratcliffe announced Project Grenadier in 2017, our team at INEOS Automotive has grown rapidly. From a start-up to the scaled business we are now, we’ve hit some huge milestones along the way. Despite some global challenges, we brought our first vehicle, the INEOS Grenadier, from a vision to prototype and to market in just five years. And now, as the first customer deliveries of our INEOS Grenadier have begun, we look to the future with our first all-electric vehicle.

People and Culture

With around 1500 employees, 10 locations and 44 nationalities, we’re an international team working together to challenge the ordinary. We welcome people who mirror our values: Spirit of ownership, who take responsibility and make things happen. Delivering quality work, with ambition to deliver outstanding results and who have a community mindset, believing together everyone achieves more. Creativity and initiative are encouraged to support your career development.

We’re doing things differently.

Your role: The Quality Cost Engineer is responsible for managing and overseeing the costs associated with field measures, such as recalls and field actions worldwide. The job holder requires a collaborative approach, leading cross-functional teams to gather incurred costs and ensure they are accurately recorded and reported. Additionally, the Quality Cost Engineer is responsible for liaising with Finance and Purchasing to recover costs related to supplier or ESP issues. Successful execution being measured by timely collection of costs. You will have close collaboration within Operations, Engineering, Logistics, Supplier Quality, Manufacturing, After Sales, Sales etc,

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

Leading the Business:

  • Process Owner for Cost Engineering on Field Topics
  • Gather and consolidate costs related to field measures from various departments across locations worldwide.
  • Collaborate with Engineering, Supplier Quality, Plant Quality, After-Sales, Regional After Sales Teams, Quality, Purchasing and other Teams for accurate cost information
  • Identify opportunities for cost recovery related to supplier and ESP issues.
  • Lead and guide teams for collecting and documenting evidence on costs
  • Provide financial analysis and insights to drive cost efficiency
  • Initiate charge back from suppliers and ESPs aligned with Purchasing and Finance

 Reporting & Monitoring:

  • Responsible to define a strategy, implement and improve processes and IT systems for easy cost collection incl. evidence in cross-functional teams across all locations
  • Collect and analyze cost data and generate detailed reports for cost collection
  • Track expenditures related to field actions and recalls against budget
  • Develop and implement cost control processes and best practices
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, industry regulations, and quality standards

Committees & Decision Making:

  • Participate in meetings and committees focused on field actions and recalls
  • Engage in cross-functional communication and collaboration.
  • Facilitate the implementation of cost control measures and financial strategies

Business Contribution:

  • Ensure proper processes and documentation to support smooth negotiations with suppliers on cost recovery (efficiency)
  • Achieve high supplier charge back acceptance rates in collaboration with purchasing
  • Escalate on time fo fast decision making to reduce “incident/claim to cost-recovery-cycle ” (lead time)


What we are looking for:

  • Technical degree in economics, accounting, finance or similar studies
  • Experience in Quality Management and in Automotive Industry, preferably in the area of field Quality
  • 5-7 years of experience in cost management and cost recovery processes incl. negotiations with 3rd parties
  • Strong understanding of field actions, recalls, and the associated cost management.
  • Proficient in financial analysis and reporting
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented with a high level of accuracy.
  • Proficiency and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • High team skills and cross-functional leadership skills
  • High empathy and very good communication skill, motivation skill and enthusiastic capacity – ability to adapt to diverse people and situations
  • Very good English skills

If this sounds like you, let’s talk.


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