Faurecia Reference Cost Estimation Engineer (FReCEE) - FIN15472

Function: Finance
Localization: France - Champagne-Ardenne - Mouzon
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 14th February 2018
Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer
"Technical Perfection and automotive passion" is what defines Faurecia. We design, engineer and provide the best in technology, systems and services for automobile makers in every major market on all five continents. If you share our ambition for technical perfection and our passion for all things automotive, Faurecia has a career for you.
"Faurecia, a driving force…for your professional growth."

Our AST Europe Division  is looking for a Reference Cost Estimation Engineer for its R&D Center at Mouzon (Champagne-Ardennes).

The Faurecia Reference Cost Estimation Engineer is within programs responsible for the calculation of target costs and the valuation of the technical and economical estimations of concepts and engineering changes of all automotive interior bought-out parts (plastics, decoration parts, metallic parts, …).
The main missions of the role are to:
  • Analysing of the RFQ documents
  • Reading and interpretation of engineering drawings
  • Verification of the technical and economical feasibility
  • For certain technologies the preparation of a process flow with subsequent validation by GTS (Global Technologies and Standards)
  • Calculation of the purchase prices EXW for the manufacturing of bought-out parts (BOP)
  • Creation of a costing file according to Faurecia Reference Costing (FReC) methodology to calculate the purchase price
  • Integration of Logistic costs into the costing file
  • Creation of a FReC summary file according to FReC template including the agreed values from Purchasing dept. (based on FReC values) and monitoring of its implementation into the inhouse costing file
  • Distribution of the costing results to the requestor (Program Manager, Purchasing, Controlling)
  • Estimation of engineering changes and implementation into the FReC files
  • Regularly updating of the FReC files
  • Monitoring and illustration of the FReC result development
  • Conditioning of the FReC results for management presentations
  • Verification of BOP supplier offers/BOP purchase prices
  • Support of Purchasing dept. in negotiations with suppliers during all program phases (acquisition, development, seriel life)
  • Auditing of suppliers costs and rates

Other tasks:

  • Coordination, challenging and monitoring of the work of all related and necessary
  • experts and interface functions to define a purchase price for BOP
  • Teamwork with Cost Estimation Engineers (Inhouse and Tools)
  • Calculation of alternative / competitor procutcts (Benchmarking)
  • Maintaining of the existing databases

  • Development of costing fundamentals and software tools

  • Introduction of constructive improvement ideas

  • In particular cases supporting the elaboration of a pricing file for all BOP in the relevant OEM template (e.g. Daimler:PBD or Taco file; BMW: QAF)

  • In particular cases supporting of program managers resp. sales engineers during negotiations with the customer





  • Master's degree in technical economics (Wirtschaftsingenieur) or in engineering and/or finance or similar degree
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in engineering or in a comparable industrial environment
  • Ideal: experience in the field of costing, cost analysis, preliminary cost planning or industrialization
  • Excellent written and spoken English and German
  • Good level of French and other languages would be helpful
  • Good knowledge of MS-Office applications is a basic requirement, excellent knowledge of Excel is a must
  • Team player
  • Work in a self-reliant manner
  • Reliable and accurate
  • Act proactive
  • Enjoy working with technical and economical

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