Costing Engineer for Manufacturing UK

Manufacturing Pune, India





Costing Engineer for Manufacturing UK

About Optimas:


Optimas is a global distributor of integrated supply chain solutions, and engineering support focused on delivering fasteners, components, industrial and safety supplies to our diverse customers around the world. Our local, on-the-ground teams understand the nuances of every community we serve. This allows us to adapt with our customers and partners as needs evolve, leveraging our footprint to remain at your side while providing a highly personalized level of service and support no matter where you find yourself around the globe.


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Position overview:


As a Costing Engineer for Manufacturing, you will be responsible for business growth and driving profitability on new and live products. To check the feasibility of the products and do the effective costing. Building both key customer and vendor relationships to support Optimas business strategies.  Working closely with key stakeholders, the Commercial and Bid Specialist for Manufacturing will proactively identify areas of opportunity to improve new business win conversions and performance under the guidance of the Commercial and Bid Team Manager.


Principal Activities:


  • Cost estimation for cold forged fasteners and machining components.
  • Costing and NPI engineer for the manufacturing facility-Barton cold form, UK.
  • Complete technical estimates using cost models.
  • Address RFQ’S from customer and Optimas distribution team to provide timely quotation.
  • Price negotiation with suppliers.
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams including Engineering, Production, and quality department.
  • Ability to analyze supplier quotations.
  • Establish cost estimates of production processes, tooling costs and review alternatives or put forward recommendations for improvement
  • Understand, the company’s growth and profitability objectives and with total enthusiasm and commitment achieve and exceed them.
  • Support New Business opportunities by providing our best commercially competitive offer in line with Company objectives and the customer requirements
  • Develop collaborative dialogue with all customer contacts to support active negotiations on outstanding business opportunities
  • Ensure all deadlines are met in line with Customer and Business expectation





Key responsibilities:


  • Analyze customer drawing, check feasibility and do costing accordingly.
  • Collaborate with the wider manufacturing team to determine the feasibility of customer requests ensuring that a focused quotation is issued

          Develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with our customers and suppliers.

  • Support KPI activity
  • Ensure best practice is followed to achieve a seamless customer experience
  • Support or facilitate meetings as required with relevant stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Maintain records as required.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned



Key Competencies:


The ideal candidate must have the following competencies:


  • Positive influencer
  • Accountable
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Negotiation Skills both Verbal and Written
  • Results Focused
  • Organized
  • Strong Computer Knowledge/Skills
  • Strong Communicator both Verbal and Written
  • Product Knowledge
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, balance workload effectively, assess the need for immediate action and priorities multiple tasks
  • Strong knowledge on the Cold Forging Manufacturing process (in Fasteners preferred)
  • Knowledge of working with Automotive or Tier 1’s into the automotive industry (preferable)
  • Understanding and reading of engineering drawings


Health and Safety:


  • Recognize the importance of good health and safety practice.
  • Ensure that working conditions and the use of resources satisfies current legislation, approved codes of practice and organizational requirements.
  • Ensure accidents and near misses are reported.
  • Ensure that potential or actual breaches of requirements are identified, properly reported and appropriate action is taken.
  • Operate and enforce good housekeeping


Skills and Qualifications:


        In-depth understanding of mechanical production processes.

        Excellent computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office Excel and Word.

        Demonstrable analytical and problem-solving skills.

        Ability to comply with company procedures and policies.

        Excellent Communication skills – verbal and written.

        Interpersonal Skills.

        Excellent organizational skills

        Excellent time management

        Excellent Team working



The above is not a definitive list and does not define the limits on the activities of the employee.  The employee will carry out those duties, which are compatible with the role as defined by the Company and within their capabilities.  The Job Description may be reviewed and updated in-line with the business needs of the company




Optimas OE Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Optimas OE Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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