**You are responsible for**
+ Leading and owning the Design to Value analysis by supporting the project teams to translate technical specification into part and product cost.
+ Build and understand cost structures of design concepts and products, evaluate design options to identify cost drivers, analyze cost vs. benefit for optional scenarios and present data for decision making in materials/components selection in close collaboration with Procurement Engineering and Industrial Cost Engineering.
+ Champion use of appropriate tools and software for Product Cost estimation analysis, integrate and maintain the relative software databases for commodity prices, key components, manufacturing cost in alignment with the Commodities Team and other sources of cost information.
+ Actively support team in idea funnel process, identify and drive design to value innovation and seek cost-down opportunities of existing products by competitor product teardown analysis, value engineering and idea generating activities.
+ Initiate, participate in or lead cost improvement and DfX project teams, always searching for new developments and alternatives, which can improve our products and have a great impact on the total business. Special focus for OEM/ODM supply based innovations and lifecycle projects to augment value and reduce product cost.
**To succeed as a Design to Value Architect, you should have the following skills and experience**
+ Technical Master or Bachelor’s Degree;
+ Minimum of 5 years’ experience in project management/cost engineering in a technical environment;
+ Broad experience in working with OEM/ODM suppliers in developing new consumer products is required.
+ A particular interest in the financial side of technical projects;
+ Seniority in behavior and experience to move and inspire others on different levels;
+ Practical knowledge of innovation processes and hands on experience with determination of cost price and profitability calculation methods;
+ Hands-on capability on using Design to Value methods.
+ Ability to quickly switch gears between detailed analyses and longer term higher level processes;
+ The ability to balance innovation and practical realization;
+ Can balance risks and opportunities to enable innovative solutions;
+ A strong leader and a team builder. You are an excellent communicator and motivator, skilled in managing interpersonal processes;
+ Able to continuously challenge the status quo, with a strong desire to improve organizational efficiency structurally;
+ Experience in front end (value proposition) is a high preference;
+ Experience in manufacturing and supply chain management is an advantage;
+ PMP certified and Lean, Agile is nice to have;