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Value Engineering PM

Logitech

 

The CSX Value Engineering PM is responsible for managing end to end cost (both as an overall initiative and as dedicated projects) in UE Fits and Customs products, leading project team and manufacturing partners to achieve cost goals, manage the qualification for engineering changes, and work with operations to identify and pursue reduction opportunities.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION:

Move fast. Speak up. Decide and own. Drive change. Exceed customer needs. These are some of the winning behaviors you’ll need for success at Logitech.

  • Drive cost as an overall initiative, work with teams on NPI in early phases to identify areas sensitive to cost and advocate for low risk paths and alternatives to protect cost.
  • Leading team to identify cost reduction opportunities, develop project plan for execution and realize cost reduction target
  • Drive cost initiatives aggressively, be the squeaky wheel.
  • Manage qualification and schedule for engineering changes
  • Collaborate with internal functional teams and external manufacturing partners
  • Prepare project status reports for communication and approval, drive decision making with project stakeholders.
  • Have a view across products and product lines for opportunities to provide overall savings to the business.

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS:

For consideration, you must bring the following minimum skills and behaviors to our team:

  • Good knowledge in cost management and product development process flow
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities with multiple stakeholders and suppliers, monitor details and don’t allow things to get stale.
  • A leader with strong problem solving, communication and negotiation skills, able to work independently and drive for results.
  • Able to accomplish significant contributions with minimal resources
  • Good command of written and spoken English & Chinese, with proficiency in Mandarin

In addition, preferable skills and behaviors include:

  • Mechanical Engineering degree
  • Supplier Management
  • 5 years+ working experience in Consumer Electronics in Engineering or Project Management
  • Exposure in multi-cultural international company

SMALL COMPANY. BIG PRODUCTS.

At Logitech we act like a small company. We believe that anyone can have the best idea. We are innovators, creators and designers. We challenge ourselves and each other, and believe that success is never final. We push the limit, because great is not good enough. We inspire, delight and empower the world. We are Logitech.

Logitech is the sweet spot for people who are passionate about products, making a mark, and having fun doing it. As a company, we’re small and flexible enough for every person to take initiative and make things happen. But we’re big enough in our portfolio, and reach, for those actions to have a global impact. That’s a pretty sweet spot to be in and we’re always striving to keep it that way.


Value Engineer

Samsung Electronics

 

Position Summary

1. Establish procurement strategy linked with corporate strategy and lead achieving procurement target through well-managing KPI (Key Performance Index).
2. Lead procurement process improvement and innovation, and direct operating an optimal procurement organization.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Generate Value Engineering Ideas for electrical parts (hardware and software) and mechanical parts, including using of Multiple Value Engineering Tools
  • Identify and understand the key features that are Critical Cost Drivers and work to reduce the Cost of the product though value engineering Ideas
  • Utilizing the change management process, collaborate with cross functional teams to make changes to the bill of material, drawings, and engineering specifications/standards
  • Through product lifecycle management, implement projects focused on productivity
  • Support technical training of new team members
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by management; job duties may change based on needs

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Understanding of functional principles of electrical parts is preferred
  • Experience in reading and troubleshooting electrical schematics preferred
  • Experience with Value Engineering project
  • Experience with plastics and sheet metal preferred
  • Experience in 6 Sigma and Lean preferred
  • Strong competency in verbal and writing communication skill
  • Excellent proficiency in MS Power Point, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook
  • Strong organizational skills and work efficiency
  • Must be able to work on and manage projects independently and meet deadlines

Value Engineering Leader, Design to Value & Quality Engineering

Carrier

 

Carrier is seeking a senior engineer for the should cost team within Engineering Productivity and Cost’s Design to Value & Quality team. The candidate selected for this position will work within the team to plan, execute, and report on should cost projects. The candidate will engage with Carrier’s business units & the WHQ Supply Chain organization to follow requests through the should cost process within the Design to Value & Quality team.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Candidate must have a sound understanding of mechanical assemblies.
  • Participate actively in the Carrier Direct Procurement activities related to should cost modeling of purchased components.
  • Plan, execute, and report on should cost projects assigned by the Design to Value & Quality team leader.
  • Establish and refine the should cost workflow and request process.
  • Create and maintain the logistics of material movement throughout the should cost laboratory
  • Perform product teardowns and document the overall process
  • Utilize standardized should cost software tools, document reports, and present to leadership.
  • Work in close collaboration with supply chain category leaders and business units to drive the broad technology and procurement strategy for various commodities.

General:

  • Experience in value engineering preferred
  • Background in design for manufacturing and assembly
  • Experience with CAD and CAE tools
  • Sound understanding of manufacturing processes with respect to refrigeration equipment.
  • Strong team and interpersonal skills and ability to work with a variety of stakeholders
  • Experience in design for cost and product value
  • Ability to perform well working in teams and organize/lead teams, mentor team members.
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership in engaging internal and external customers.
  • Business development experience and networking capability.
  • Experience in the commercial refrigeration and/or HVAC markets is a plus.

Education:

  • BS in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Materials Science, Manufacturing, or Industrial Engineering Required. (5-10 years of experience in a manufacturing setting).
  • Program Management Experience Preferred.
  • HVAC&R Business Experience Preferred.

Value Engineering Manager

Kichler

 

At Kichler Lighting, we are more than just a lighting company. We’re a “bring people together” company. Everything we do, every single day, is with the intention of creating and delivering products that allow people to “see” what matters most to them!

We accomplish this by encouraging forward thinking; building an environment where our team can ask the tough questions, “Why not?” and “What could be?”. We believe our dreamers and innovators can change the world. We recognize our organization is at its best, when we are blended with different backgrounds and experiences. We believe transparency and teamwork should be an integral part of any inclusive work environment. We want everyone to achieve their goals; we are committed to our team’s own development. We are proud of our flexible work environment; we want our team to thrive in a way that works best for them.

Kichler sheds light on what’s truly important!

 

About the Role:

The Value Engineering Manager will own the US Value Engineering team to deliver product launches to existing Kichler products to improve product portfolio life cycle. The Value Engineering team will work collaboratively with other functional areas within the Operations group as well as other organizational teams on various re-sourcing, cost out, and feature revision projects while ensuring product integrity, reliability, and overall implementation success.

What You Will Do:

Lead a multi-functional team that defines cost and productivity opportunities and achieves timely execution of projects to meet Kichler defined targets. Opportunities include, but are not limited to re-sourcing, value engineering, supplier management, and manufacturing/process improvement.

Lead project from concept to launch including conceptual and detailed design, component and material selection, simulation/FEA, safety approvals, validation and production implementation.

Work closely with multi-functional team (Sourcing, Quality Assurance, suppliers, etc.) to achieve timely project execution for all planned opportunities.

Drive resolution of conflicts between projects and functional organizations.

Own the planning and implementation of multiple projects over a fiscal year.

Create a team environment.

Recruit and retain best-in-class Value Engineering talent with the vital diverse experience to support planned goals. Foster career development and provide mentoring to engineers.

Lead in development of processes and documentation.

What You Need to Succeed:

  • Engineering Degree from accredited institution (Mechanical or Electrical Engineer)
  • 5+ years professional engineering experience
  • Proven experience in consumer-packaged goods, especially LED lighting product design ideal
  • Proven experience with Design/Development, Operational realities and Global Manufacturing
  • Extensive knowledge of manufacturing and fabrication methods preferred, e.g. die casting, injection molding, extrusion, product assembly, etc.
  • Strong organizational and program management skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects concurrently and function in a collaborative work environment
  • Proven track record of successfully working with limited supervision
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Background in SolidWorks, Onshape, or equivalent CAD package required
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally (<20%)
  • Night/early morning calls required to interface with global team and suppliers

A Few Reasons to Work at Kichler:

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid vacation
  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance
  • Available 401(k) program with generous company match (no waiting period, 100% vested)
  • Company-paid Life insurance and STD/LTD disability coverage
  • Employee discount purchase program (MASCO partners)
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Virtual Wellness

The Kichler brand encompasses more than 3,000 products, including chandeliers, wall sconces, bath lighting, ceiling fans, under-cabinet lighting, landscape lighting, lamps and accessories. A leader in energy-efficient technology, Kichler’s line of Design Pro LED fixtures feature several winners of the Lighting for Tomorrow Award, sponsored by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, the U.S. Department of Energy and the American Lighting Association.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Kichler Lighting (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.