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Product Manager - Cost and Change Management

Company: Bosch
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAt Bosch our products and services are designed to spark enthusiasm, improve quality of life, and help conserve natural resources. We want to deliver top quality and reliability. In short: we want to create technology that is Invented for life.With its extensive technical expertise, Bosch develops smart mobility solutions in the areas of hardware, software, and services. Within the Chassis Controls Division we design and develop state-of-the art safety solutions for passenger cars and light trucks.Active safety systems recognize hazardous driving situations and guide the vehicle dynamics in a targeted manner to restore the stability of the vehicle. If an accident is unavoidable, passive safety systems provide protection for vehicle occupants as well as pedestrians and reduce the risk of injury. Our competence lies in the networking of active and passive safety systems, and thereby we realize new dimensions in safety, comfort and agility.Job DescriptionRole Description:Cost reduction product lead enabled by technical expertise and product knowledge to support development and implementation of CC-NA Ratio Product Planning (RPP) strategy.Scope & Responsibilities

  • Leads RPP initiatives w/in CC-NA product areas & product groups.
  • Analyze product material cost targets w/in product portfolio, across plants, to define focus areas which will secure EBIT.
  • Construct and maintain a comprehensive cost reduction project overview for specific product groups in North America (NA).
  • Lead and Support workshops within local and international Cross Functional Teams (i.e. ENG, MfG, PUR,etc) at manufacturing plants and engineering sites.
  • Strong product background to support Design-for-Cost & Design for Manufacturing (DfM) reviews w/in Cross Functional Teams (CFTs) across CC product portfolio.
  • Support evaluation of cost saving measures via feasibility studies and business case calculations (i.e. Total Cost of Ownership).
  • Support value streams with implementation of defined measures from ideation phase thru start of production.
  • Support Engineering Change Requests (ECRs) while considering cost, lead-time and customer implementation scenarios.
  • Support analysis and evaluation of financial results on a monthly basis and report out to product area owners.
  • Ensures timely reporting of KPIs to local and international leadership teams (i.e. A3, funnel diagrams, Bridge Charts, etc.).
  • Share best practices across products and regions while driving CIP initiatives to ensure lean and effective RPP process.Travel Expectation: Travel as needed, to lead and support cost reduction workshops. (domestic and international)QualificationsBasic Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline.
    • 5+ years of professional work experience in automotive industry (i.e. engineering, project management, product management, manufacturing, etc.).
    • 2+ years of full product life cycle experience. Preferred Qualifications
      • Self-driven, high energy and proactive with strong motivational skills who can lead teams toward a common goal.
      • Previous experience leading cross-functional teams with ability to quickly build internal networks.
      • Individual must have ability to make independent decisions that may be of a complex nature.
      • High attention to detail, on-time delivery and excellent first-pass yield.
      • Ability to learn and understand product technical requirements, including drawings and specifications.
      • Business management knowledge (marketing, sales, controlling, cost-benefit calculation) & visualization of features.
      • German and/or Spanish language skills.

Keywords: Bosch, Detroit , Product Manager - Cost and Change Management, Executive , Plymouth, Michigan

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