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John Deere Cost Engineer in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico

There are 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before in our 175-year history. Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

Title: Cost Engineer

Primary Location: Mexico (MX) - Coahuila (MX-COA) - Ramos Arizpe

Function: Supply Management / Logistics

John Deere is a foremost leader in the ag equipment business, and we continue to put a solid stamp on other industries. For over 150 years, the company’s portfolio of groundbreaking products has grown to include industries related to and outside of agriculture, including Turf, Construction and Forestry and Wind Technologies. The image of John Deere is no longer that of a signature green tractor meandering across a field; it’s been replaced with an image of acceleration, swift progress, and innovative leaping toward the company’s 200th year. The product line alone serves as proof with advances in machine performance, equipment automation, fleet management, and John Deere’s ongoing investment in emerging markets.

Main Responsibilities:

*Lead in the development and maintenance of cost models to assist the Strategic Sourcing teams to ensure analyses of all costs are considered during the sourcing, negotiation and decision-making process. Assist engineers and Supply Management personnel in Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP) and Order Fulfillment Process (OFP) decisions As a Cost Engineer you will integrate with our global enterprise business partners by providing technical manufacturing process details to insure the most effective cost solutions and assist in managing our cost tools. In addition, you will:

*Utilize Should Cost tools such as aPriori, BDI, and Excel, to establish detailed cost analysis breakdown for use in design for cost and commercial validation and negotiation discussions

  • Lead/assist in supplier discussions and/or negotiations by using fact-based information based on analysis of quotes, use of cost models, and other appropriate analyses, i.e. considering cost drivers such as material indices, currencies, etc. Support Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP) and Order Fulfillment Process (OFP) teams in the implementation and use of Global Cost Management Methodologies and cost reduction planning processes to ensure all costs are identified and managed to achieve the lowest total cost

What Skills You Need:

*Technical skill and knowledge in Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) and other early development costing techniques

  • Experience identifying and quantifying part cost drivers

  • 2 - 4 years of manufacturing engineer experience

  • 2 - 4 years of technical experience relating to the development and understanding of complex component costs

  • Experience in the use of advanced Excel functions

  • Skill in using computer aided design and/or engineering tools

  • Skill in interpersonal communications, negotiation, and conflict resolution

  • 1 + years of experience leading small to medium sized individual and cross divisional team projects

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Willingness to work varying work schedules to support multiple time zones

  • Willingness and ability to travel both domestically and internationally up to 25%

  • Business Market knowledge.

  • Availability to talk in front of big group of people.

Education (or equivalent experience):

*Degree in an Engineering/Technology discipline or equivalent experience. - University Degree (4 years or equivalent)

*Degree in a Supply Management discipline or equivalent experience. - University Degree (4 years or equivalent)

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement.

John Deere--a proven business leader-- watch your potential grow.

This position will be posted for a minimum of 7 business days and unposted when a qualified pool of candidates is achieved.

Candidates must have the necessary work permits to work in the country.