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Supplier Cost Engineering Manager, Global Purchasing

Date: Jul 26, 2022

Location: Breganze, IT

Company: AGCO

Supplier Cost Engineering Manager, Global Purchasing


Location: anywhere Northern Italy


The position provides cross-functional support to internal stakeholders during the sourcing and product development process, helping to drive the global purchasing strategy and creating value for internal and external customers through detailed manufacturing process cost knowledge. The incumbent reports to the Manager Supplier Cost Engineering, Global Purchasing, manages lead cost engineering responsibility within the responsible global commodity(ies), delivers strategic, tactical and operational leadership for the Global Purchasing organization, being responsible for cost analysis and process costing methods, tools and saving budget. As a leader and advisor to Purchasing Leadership and cross functional process partners, the incumbent manages SCA projects, prioritizes strategic and tactical initiatives to embed robust procurement processes, driving cost savings and delivering sound metrics.


What You Will Do:

- Create saving opportunities by bringing new manufacturing concept ideas to supply-chain

- Realize cost savings for external sourced components by conducting detailed manufacturing process simulations

- Define, implement and maintain standardized cost analysis systems, tools and instruments for purchasing on a global perspective

- Consult on make-or-buy within commodity responsibility

- Provide active purchasing negotiation support to global commodity team

- Global responsibility for the supplier cost reduction programs and process cost optimization

- Provide trainings, develop and educate the cost engineering team on the own field of expertise

- Active support for the School of Purchasing process for buyers (topics: cost calculation/ negotiation/value analysis)

- Develop the internal knowledge and expertise on manufacturing technologies under commodity responsibility


What You Will Bring:

  • University degree in Engineering (Bachelor/Master) or equivalent, further MBA and/or academic training in business/economics is a plus.
  • Ideally over 3 years of work experience in a cost analyst/engineer-related role, preferably in a global environment.
  • Fluent English (further European languages are a plus).
  • Proven track record of cross-functional project management.


Who You Are:

  • Active participation in purchasing negotiations with high level spend.
  • Strong quantitative, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good understanding of the complete business environment from the aspects of purchasing, engineering, quality and manufacturing.
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to communicate at all levels in a cross functional, matrix oriented, multicultural organization.
  • Travel required based on projects.


A Plus If You Have

  • Good manufacturing process knowledge in the agricultural machinery industry field such as castings, forgings, machining, metal fab, plastics, etc. is a plus.


AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural engineering with a portfolio of exciting international brands which deliver solutions to farmers in 140 countries through a full line offer from tractors and combine harvesters to protein production systems and smart farming software solutions – to an environment where the future is happening now. Join us as we bring agriculture into the future.

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