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Volvo Car Cost Estimator (Metals) Jobs

Charleston, South Carolina
The future belongs to those who are empowered by a great idea and have the ability to carry it out. At Volvo, the vision is clear: "To be the world's most progressive and desired premium car brand". We believe our global success will be driven by making life less complicated for people, while strengthening our commitment to safety, quality and the environment. We have bold targets when it comes to innovation, sales and customer satisfaction and to make this happen, we need talented people onboard. People with passion, energy, business sense and the drive to innovate. People that want to create the next generation Volvo cars in a global, dynamic and respectful environment.

Volvo was established in 1915 and later founded on April 14, 1927. Volvo employs over 29,000 highly qualified employees worldwide. The Volvo Group’s mission is to become to world leader in sustainable transportation while maintaining their core values of quality, safety, and environmental care.

At Purchasing, you are part of US located team with the mission to develop and maintain a world-class supplier base. Ensuring the supply of materials and services – at the right cost, quality and technology – is essential for the success of Volvo Car Group. Ultimately, it's all about cooperating with people inside and outside the company to create a superior experience for the people who buy and drive a Volvo.

Cost Estimating department is a strategic function within Purchasing; it consists of approximately 40 experts in Gothenburg, 16 in China and 1 in South Carolina, USA with extensive experience and skills within all different types of production methods used by our suppliers of parts for Volvo cars. The department uses state-of-the-art calculation software for both parts and tools. We will now expand the team in South Carolina, USA.

The Cost Estimating department are now in search of a Cost Estimator with Metal experiences. The role as a Cost Estimator serves to provide the Volvo Cars Purchasing with specialist competence regarding fact based cost analysis on Purchased parts and Tooling. As a Cost Estimator you work independently and in teams.

We are now in search for you who have a background from manufacturing engineering, process engineering or tool making. Willing to take on new challenges within the Cost Estimating team at Volvo cars in Charleston.

Ensuring that Volvo Car Corporation always gets value for money when sourcing parts, by delivering Cost Estimates and arguments as a base for a fact based negotiation
Estimating the cost for production of parts
Estimating the Tooling cost for all VCC unique parts
Supporting the team in important negotiations with suppliers

Technical university degree or equal relevant working experience
At least 5-10 years of working experience
Proven knowledge from the manufacturing or tooling industry within one or several of the following areas; Casting, Machining, Welding, Extrusion, Forging, Assembly, Surface treatment, Sheet metal forming
Experience in cost calculations
Fluent in English, both spoken and written
Outgoing personality and good communication skills
Strong business orientation
Good cooperation and teamwork skills
Analytical ability
Skilled in negotiations

All applicants must submit to background check and drug screening.

This position does not offer sponsorship
Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities
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