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Procurement Link in Development Center, executes cost down and (larger or multiple) new

product introduction projects

Competency profile Procurement Engineers 8

Drive concept savings in new product development in close cooperation with Marketing, Quality,

SCM and development;

Represents procurement in a development center and ensures early supplier involvement;

Leads or participates in DfX conventions;

Provides should-cost assessments for newly proposed products;

Ensure that Procurement is represented in new Product Introduction projects

Drives request for quotation process based on the Forward Procurement List;

Drives the Supplier Selection Process together with the Commodity Teams;

Ensures that the Development Center Procurement Engineering related risks (cost, quality,

availability) are controlled and mitigated;

Supports the Supplier Quality Manager in new supplier component release process as part of the

Advanced Quality Plan (AQP), including compliance and sustainability aspects;

Aligns needs with competitive landscape and technology roadmaps

Provides input for make or buy analysis;

Supports the in/outsourcing process (e.g. knowledge transfer, supplier ramp-up);

Provides input to the Commodity Teams regarding the supply base characteristics based on

business requirements;

Orders tools and samples related to new product development;

Execute and support phase in – phase Out (PIPO) planning related to new product introduction;

The Procurement Engineer may act as Supplier Account Manager assigned by, and under the

delegated responsibility of the relevant commodity team.

Lead the implementation of the cost reduction strategy focused on the product life cycle, from

new product design to products released for production, by tapping into cost down

opportunities for the assigned product(s) or supplier(s)

Identify strategic cost reduction opportunities in the product portfolio and during the new

product design process delivering a significant contribution to design decision making and

product roadmaps.

Support the negotiation teams with conceptual and fact-based information and opportunities to

drive significant structural cost reduction improvement.

Drive the deployment of early supplier involvement through design-in or cost-reduction


Competency profile Procurement Engineers 9

Develop and deploy common approaches to target costing and tracking for the assigned


Owner for delivering the BOM related cost elements for assigned major commodity, as required

improving total cost of ownership for the cost roadmaps for key products.

Lead the development of an effective set of cost models to track "target cost" status for assigned

product/category, support deployment of cost awareness to design engineers.

Analyze and anticipate cost trends, develop and review cost forecasts, translate into implications

for the business.

Identify and act on cost implications of changes based on raw material changes, other supply

market changes and internally driven changes that may impact assigned product/category.

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