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HU_Budapest_Vaci Ut 96 13th District
Additional Location:
Budapest, Hungary | Queretaro, Mexico
Job Family:
Supply Chain
Worker Type Reference:
Regular - Permanent
Pay Rate Type:

Description & Requirements

About the Role

The Senior Mechanical Cost Engineer position will report into the HARMAN Best Cost Analytics organization and will be responsible for developing accurate and complete cost models for mechanical components (parts, sub-assemblies), and driving cost reduction opportunities.

The cost engineer has both technical and commercial responsibilities to initiate, identify and implement actions in HARMAN’s Automotive product to optimize current cost. 

What You Will Do

  • Develop and maintain should cost database (labor, material, machines, utilities etc.)
  • Review and analyze cost breakdowns from supplier quotes and understand relevant cost influencing factors
  • Conduct supplier visits (benchmarking, new supplier scouting)
  • Active participation during negotiating events with target costing
  • Act as costing expert by providing technical solution and cost optimization ideas to support VAVE activities

What You Need

  • Fluency in English
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or Economics
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in following areas:
    • Cost engineering of mechanical components and systems OR
    • Automotive procurement / engineering
  • Experience with the following manufacturing processes:
    • Metal forming (forging, stamping, diecasting)
    • CNC machining

  • Proactive mindset, ability to work individually
  • Excellent presentation skills and demonstrated ability to effectively present complex technical topics
  • Demonstrated passion and curiosity
  • Experience working in a fast paced, highly measured, results focused environment

What Makes You Eligible

  • Willingness to travel 20% of the time.

What we offer

  • Access to employee discounts on world-class HARMAN/Samsung products (JBL, Harman Kardon, AKG etc.)
  • Flexible working from home framework 
  • We provide housing and relocation support if you come to us from another location
  • Inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities
  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies
  • Internal talent management leadership acceleration programs
  • “Be Brilliant” employee recognition and rewards program

HARMAN is proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.