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VAVE Engineer


Jablonec nad Nisou, Liberec Region , CZ, 46401

Req ID 40088 Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic

Basic information
Technical position in Purchasing organization responsible for bringing savings to the Business. Generate, evaluate and implement cost reduction ideas for launches (VE) and post-SOP (VA).

Bring savings to the Organization for overall profitability improvement.Total product cost reduction (BOM, AME, logistics,…) through design changes, process changes, resourcing activities.


Your main tasks:

* Generate cost savings ideas through various activities: e.g supplier/in house workshops, benchmarking..

* Assess ideas feasibility with x-functional team from a technical/financial prospective on a global basis,

prepare presentation to support Business decision and get Management approval

* Track closely the detailed status of ideas implementation (test release, supplier PPAP, customer release),

resolve issues to keep timing on track and escalate on a timely manner roadblocks that cannot be solved

at the project team level

* Monitor closely savings forecast towards target and propose reaction plan if gap exists


Your profile:

* Technical background, Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering

* Experience with suppliers and/or customers is appreciated

* Strong moderation, communication and matrix skills with team spirit

* Global thinking, solid organizational skills including attention to details, results oriented

* Ability and willingness to work under pressure (deadlines, balancing)

* Good English and Czech skills required in CZ and international environment (EU, NA, AP). German skills are a big advantage

* Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office

* Driving licence B, ability and willingness to travel



We offer:

* Pleasant modern hi-tech workplace 

* Friendly team-oriented working environment

* Competitive salary

* Employee Benefits: 25 days vacation, home-office, insurance contributions, cafeteria, medical service

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Be part of our ZF team as VAVE Engineer and apply now!


Kristýna Paidarová

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