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Cost Engineer (m/f/d) Target Costing Future Automotive Mobility Solutions

At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world.

Job Overview

As a cost engineer you determine the costs of series production in the early product development phase by optimizing the design of product development and the manufacturing concept of production in interdisciplinary teamwork. Your technical expertise will help you to bridge the world between engineering and finance. By means of target cost derivation, benchmarking, design to cost, total lifetime evaluation, you can make a statement about the profitability of the projects in every phase of the product development process in order to be able to offer competitive products to our customers.




  • Calculation of production alternatives in terms of design, method and production location for EMEA automotive products  
  • Costing of the projects in all phases according to the product development process (Concept, Design, Industrialization)
  • Performing capital analysis for the projects in terms of ROI, Payback, Operating Income and Break Even Point (Full Product P&L)
  • Supporting lifetime cost calculations during all project phases; optimizing cost cycles in collaboration with key business partners such as Sales, Product Engineering, Product Management, Purchasing, Manufacturing Engineering
  • Implement new cross-site cost methodologies for new product families and technologies across manufacturing sites 
  • Implementation of continuous cost improvements as well as target costing 
  • Proactive participation in interdisciplinary functional/core teams

What your Background should look like:


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in the field of industrial engineering or business administration 
  • Relevant professional experience in finance and production in the automotive industry 
  • Good understanding of the impact of process changes on financial performance 
  • Ideally knowledge of thermoplastic injection molding, stamping as well as assembly processes 
  • Leadership skills and a confident demeanor when dealing with senior management 
  • High affinity in value driver analysis 
  • Patience and passion for cost reductions 
  • Good Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel 
  • Experienced handling of SAP, FACTON (Enterprise Product Costing) desirable
  • Strong Team Player
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills - verbal & written - in German and English


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a $12 billion global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications and the home. With approximately 80,000 employees, including more than 7,500 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

What TE Connectivity offers:

We offer competitive rewards & compensation. Our commitment to our employees includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our employees.
•    Competitive Salary Package
•    Performance-Based Bonus Plans
•    Health and Wellness Incentives
•    Employee Stock Purchase Program
•    Community Outreach Programs / Charity Events
•    Employee Resource Groups


Bensheim, HE, DE, 64625

City:  Bensheim
State:  HE
Country/Region:  DE
Travel:  Less than 10%
Requisition ID:  83990
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Finance & Accounting

Job Segment: Engineer, ERP, Manufacturing Engineer, SAP, Engineering, Technology, Automotive

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