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REQ ID: 73042
JOB TITLE: Senior Cost Engineer
SALARY: £40,400 - £52,500
POSTING END DATE: 13/12/2021


Beyond Property, Purchasing, HR and IT, more than being part of our Finance or Marketing teams, beyond even Sales and Service, every role in every business area offers unique opportunities to make an impact on the future of mobility and the automotive industry.


As a Senior Cost Engineer, you will be part of a dynamic team focused on specific vehicle commodities associated with one of several teams: (principally Purchasing, Product Engineering, Advanced Product Creation, and other Finance functions)
You’ll be responsible for:
-    Delivering robust detailed and directional Should Costs (estimates)
-    Leading initiatives to identify commodity cost saving opportunities within the JLR supply chain
-    Driving commercial and lead technical negotiations to deliver cost gap closure
-    Being a crucial and proactive member of the Matched Trio (Cost Engineer, Buyer and Engineer)
-    To participate in the process of supplier selection and supplier strategy planning
-    Advise Product Engineering on design and change cost impact
-    Providing expert direction to Advanced Product Creation (APC) initiatives
-    To be a role model and inspire others to excel in professional behaviour and technical expertise


Working as a part of a dedicated team of engineers within the Finance department, this entails working with the supplier base and across all functions of Jaguar Land Rover to determine the most effective cost solutions to fulfil the product aspirations within the defined budget.     




You’ll have knowledge of Electrification commodities: key cost drivers, raw materials, manufacturing processes as well as this you’ll have business and financial acumen, strong cost estimating skills preferably on Electrification Propulsion commodities


You’ll have strength of character and a determination to champion cost saving opportunities and drive cost gap closure.


Strong computer literacy mainly MS Excel would be ideal, expect to demonstrate a degree of adaptability to company/department-specific systems.


Naturally, you’ll be an effective communication, presentation and negotiation skills, to internal and external stakeholders.




Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.


Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.


Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.


At Jaguar Land Rover, we are passionate about our people. They are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work, and reach their full potential.


Jaguar Land Rover has long pushed the boundaries of technology. Now digital innovation lies at the heart of our business – because it is central to our future strategy. We are focused on the development of electric, connected and driverless cars that will reshape the whole industry. Joining us is your chance to help redefine who we are and where we’re going.

Find out more about working here in our JLR Life Blog:

We look after our employees by offering a host of benefits and investing in their talent through award-winning training.


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