VP – Director Cost Engineering (175026) VA/VE Expert / Tier 1 Automotive / Masters / Green Belt / Cert. Value Methodology Associate

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VP – Director Cost Engineering (175026) VA/VE Expert / Tier 1 Automotive / Masters / Green Belt / Cert. Value Methodology Associate

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• Implementing Agile Cost Engineering in complex product groups in multiple divisions in line with the corporate strategy.
• Developed and Implemented a Strategic Action Plan to roll out Cost Engineering in the corporation. Operated like a factory for developing Best Practice Greenfield / Clean Sheet supporting the entire product life cycle.
• Championed development of “Golden Samples / Reference Calculation” for ~250 Part Families
• Developing / Validating new cost engineering software with Artificial Intelligence / Parametric capabilities.
• Developed cost calculator for packaging and logistics costs using CAD models.
• Expanded scope of Cost Engineering team to engage more in cost structure negotiations.
• Identified multiple millions in savings opportunities.
• Developed and successfully implemented long term Strategic Action Plan to deploy Cost Engineering. The team calculated ~5600 studies and covered a multi-billion dollar spend
• Created a global team to serve all regions and business units
• Managed multiple offshore engineering services companies to meet the on/offshore requirements of VAVE & CE.
Doubled VAVE savings within a year and maintained at the same level.
• Conducted internal, supplier, and customer workshops to generate VAVE Ideas.
• Trained team to follow the VAVE process to ensure the robustness of VAVE changes.
• Coordinated VAVE changes for global platforms with both internal and external customers.
• Established VAVE team for global steering business unit.
• Supervised the VAVE team for Steering Wheels and Airbag products.
• Effectively used virtual tools (VSA, CAE & CFD) for early validation of technical concepts.

Using Design to Value Tools
• Training Teams On VA/VE or Design to Value
• Including Suppliers On VA/VE Projects
• Implementing VA/VE Programs from Scratch Started in Steering Division / Indiana /
• Developing VA/VE Training
• Managing Multiple VA/VE Projects
• Identifying Design to Value Projects – McKinsey
• Evaluating Feature Values and Costs
• Leadership & Strategy Implementation
• Value Management
• Cost Engineering
• Managing NPD Projects Start to Finish
• Selecting Components for Evaluation
• Validation Implementation Verification Process
• Driving Technology and Procurement Strategies
• VA/VE Idea Generation/Brainstorming
• Using Value Stream Analysis on a Project
• Using Lifecycle Cost Analysis on a Project
• NPD (New Product Development) Stage-Gate process
• VA/VE Product Development
• Brainstorming / Innovating New Solutions
• Highly Engineered Product Projects
• Using Focus Groups
• Product Design
• DFMEA/PFMEA/FEA
• Should Cost Techniques
• Competitor Equipment Teardown
• Reviewing Supplier Cost Structure
• Facilitate DFMA (Design for Manufacture & Assembly) Analysis
• Internal / External Benchmarking

Education
• Master of Science in Administration
• BE: Chemical Engineering

Certifications
• Certified VMA Value Methodology Associate
• Six Sigma Green Belt