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Cost Manager RFI / RFQ Phase Battery Developement



We are Valmet Automotive: Since 1968, we have stood for integrated automotive engineering on behalf of world-renowned OEMs. Today, around 3,700 employees in Finland, Germany and Poland shape our success as a complete vehicle manufacturer in the automotive sector, and as a system supplier for battery systems as well as kinematic and convertible top systems. Our entire strategy, and especially our EV Systems branch, focuses on tomorrow’s mobility. We develop and manufacture battery systems from 48V to high voltage for vehicles and off-highway applications.

As part of our team, you'll not only ignite the turbo boost for your professional development – you'll be at the forefront of the electromobility revolution. Our work culture? Straightforward and honest. Arrogance is not our thing. We let our actions speak for themselves, are courageous, constantly learn new things – and respect each other. Because respect is at the heart of our team spirit. We take our tasks and you seriously. So, hit the start button and enrich our team as a



Cost Manager (f/m/x) RFI/RFQ Phase Battery Development

in Bad Friedrichshall near Heilbronn, Germany


Your job site and team:

Located in the family-friendly economic region of Heilbronn, surrounded by nature beauty spots, you’ll find the perfect place to live and work. Various cultural and leisure activities await you after work at our state-of-the-art 5,000 square meter Battery Test Center.

As a member of our Sourcing Department, you’ll operate with a great network of suppliers and the latest innovations in the automotive industry. Always at your side: a well-matched team, working together all across Europe.


Here’s where you’ll make an impact:


  • As Cost Manager RFI/RFQ you will be responsible for the cost modeling of battery systems from project start to production start (RFI to EOP).
  • You will support the Project Sourcing Managers with your knowledge of materials and production costs in the process of finding the right suppliers.
  • With the use of your analytical skills and the ability to dive into the details of cost proposals and cost statements, you will support the category team in supplier negotiations.
  • You will work closely with the Commodity Managers and be familiar with material costs and R&D to achieve the best design-to-manufacturing cost results.
  • Last but not least, you’ll create synergies between our business units and projects to achieve the best possible cost-effectiveness results.


This is your basic equipment:


  • University degree in engineering, business administration, supply chain management or relevant apprenticeship with continuing education
  • Several years of professional experience in cost management processes
    Experience in  production and/or materials related to batteries are an advantage
    Alternatively, production knowledge in other areas of the automotive industry
  • Practice with SAP and routine with Microsoft Office
  • Your English: Off the charts! Your German: Gut! In addition, you keep cool even when things get hot, and are curious to learn new things. Your formula for success: change = chance.


Our special extras:


  • Structured onboarding
  • Great development opportunities with clear career paths, target agreements and regular feedback
  • An employer committed to sustainable, environmentally conscious business practices
  • 30 days of vacation as well as special leave days and great bonuses for certain private occasions
  • Capital-forming benefits and above-average company pension scheme
  • Friendly colleagues ready to set things in motion
  • Attractive, performance-related bonuses
  • Possibility of remote, flexible working (if your position allows it)
  • Ergonomic and modern workstations
  • Employee discounts and an employee referral program
  • We support your mobility with Bikeleasing
  • Versatile e-learning opportunities to explore new horizons
  • Entertaining, often unforgettable company events


Off to the starting line!


Simply upload your application documents via our application tool. If you’ve got the basic skills we need, there's nothing standing in the way of a first interview, in which we'll be happy to clarify all your questions!

If you have any questions before you apply, Enrico Springer from HR will be happy to hear from you on +491755305467.


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Note: Colorful teams are one of our key strengths. We welcome anyone who recognizes her- or himself in the ad above. We explicitly promote diversity, equal opportunities regardless of age, origin and gender, and the inclusion of handicapped people.

Contract Nature:  Regular
Company:  Valmet Automotive EV Power Oy

Bad Friedrichshall, BW, DE, 74177

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