Cost Coach

  • Contract role
  • Immediate start
  • Work for a Global Mobility Company

Ford Motor Company was built on the belief that freedom of movement drives progress. Its a belief that has always fuelled our passion to create great cars and trucks. And today, it drives our commitment to become the worlds most trusted mobility company, designing smart vehicles for a smart world that help people move more safely, confidently and freely.

The Ford Product Development team bring engineering ideas to life, making driving more exciting, enjoyable and sustainable. New methods of recycling, alternative fuel vehicles, voice-activated technologies and leading vehicle safety initiatives are just some of the ideas that are improving the way we drive today. Youll become part of a global team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products - and it is always ready to go further.

Come join the team redefining the future of mobility solutions!

About the Role:

Invenio Engineering Solutions have been a recruitment partner with Ford for close to 30 years. Founded in Australia in 1990, Invenio is a pioneering business solutions company with world class expertise in Specialist Recruitment, Design and Manufacturing Software and Technical Services in Australia and New Zealand.

We have a long and successful history supporting the largest OEMs in the Australian automotive industry with high calibre staffing and technical services. The industry has seen significant change in Australia over the past few years and has required the best support from the most capable providers, which Invenio has delivered through our network of highly qualified associates with experience ranging from start-ups to blue-chip companies and government agencies.

Our focus on relationship management with both the candidate and employer sets us apart, making us your ideal employment partner.

We are currently seeking an experienced and self-motivated Cost Coach for a contract role with Ford based in Melbourne.

Position Description:

  • Best Cost at J1 Cost Coach is expected to lead commodity cost teams through the cost process on forward
  • Model programs (target setting and sourcing processes such as BoB, Design Competition 2.0, DEA 2.0. Design to Target process; Supplier on-board process).
  • A thought-partner to the To4 to help achieve the best possible target.
  • A standard bearer for deployment of BoB best practices and guidelines.
  • An independent team member with the expectation to raise Tough Choices when guidelines are not followed or when To4 identifies savings opportunities. Challenger mindset is an organizational imperative across all stakeholders from CPE and CFE to To4.
  • Cost Coach is the quarterback of the challenge process


  • Responsible for leading a cross functional team from Product Development, Cost Estimating, Purchasing and Finance to develop a commodity cost target, utilizing a suite of Best Cost @ Job 1 benchmarking and optimization tools.
  • Maintain a detailed workplan, using this to drive / monitor team delivery.
  • This detailed workplan then rolls up into Chief Engineer and Director level scorecards.
  • Utilize the commodity library to store all documentation and monitor all data on similar / same commodity.
  • Assist the team in analysing detailed quotes which are returned as a Cost Calculation Sheet.
  • Resolve issues and support uploading of data into centralized database.
  • Lead the team in managing trade-off discussions and preparing a Director Matched Pair presentation using a standard template.

Skills Required:

  • In depth knowledge of cost efficiency and the role it plays in the automotive design process.
  • Strong organization skills, including ability to plan, schedule, prioritize and track work utilizing both in-house resource and external suppliers.
  • Strong written & verbal communication and presentation skills at all levels.
  • Strong problem-solving skills along with an innovative, proactive, forward thinking mindset.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft suite (Power Point, Excel and Word).
  • Enthusiasm & Drive for results
  • Business Acumen and Conflict resolution

16/03/2020 $0 Northern Suburbs 1 Engineering
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