Cost Engineering & Estimating Coach - Manufacturing Consultancy

Cost Engineering & Estimating Coach - Manufacturing Consultancy

  • Location

    West Midlands, England

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    Engineering and Manufacturing

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    £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Hybrid Working

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    Matt Harris

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    4 months ago

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Cost & Estimating Coach - Manufacturing Consultancy
UK Midlands - Home based
Up to £70,000 p.a. + Bonus + Strong Package

Are you able to coach, mentor and support a range of clients across a diverse manufacturing sector base including; Aerospace, Defence, Automotive, Renewable and Industrial Manufacturing? Are you able to operate as a Business Improvement Coach within the Cost Engineering & Estimating specialism and be part of a multi-functional team to deliver tangible and real world improvements to your clients?

Established in 2013, this leading UK manufacturing and engineering consultancy business has grown to almost 100 people through its successful delivery of Business Improvement and Transformation projects across the UK manufacturing and engineering client base and now is in a state of growth once again due to ever increasing workload and new clients joining their projects.

Made up of many different specialist streams including engineering, finance, commercial and supply chain functions, they now require the support of an additional Business Coach within their busy Cost Engineering & Estimating Team.

As leading transformation experts in the world of complex high valued manufacturing, with over 2,000 years of industry experience you will be working with a highly motivated and capable team each with their own specialism's. You will have the opportunity to transfer your knowledge whilst gaining from the experiences of others and having exposure to a wide variety of clients across the UK.

In the role of a Cost Engineering & Estimating Coach will be to;

Assist in development of the necessary skills to embed the required cost management capability in the Beneficiaries, ensuring best practice is shared across the business.
Establish suitable cost models within the beneficiaries and provide training and coaching to support efficient use of their resources.
Assist in the development of Make vs Buy analysis, external supplier should-cost analysis and negotiation support with customers and suppliers.
Support the beneficiaries to develop best practice Request for Quotation and fully closed-loop New Product Introduction processes.
Support and advise on financial control activities e.g. Activity Based Costing, Value stream accounting and budget control.
Coach and mentor a wide range of personnel to optimise cost benefits across the product lifecycle.
Share knowledge of new technologies and their beneficial impact on future costs.

The role will be varied and diverse and will manage a portfolio of 5-10 clients at any one time and so will require strong organisational skills as well as the ability to coach and mentor rather than do or tell. The successful individual will enjoy working in an autonomous environment where you'll be empowered to make the recommendations and offer support/development to the clients with which you are working. You will enjoy working with people and take great satisfaction from watching them flourish as a result of your coaching and mentoring. You should be comfortable managing ambiguity, flexible in your approach and enjoy working in a role that offers a variety of challenges and be self-driven to achieve the results all parties desire.
Relationship building, both internally and externally, will determine the overall success of the engagement. Successful candidates have the ability to engage with all levels within the business, with integrity and inspiration at the heart of everything you do.

While being home based ideally in the Midlands area, this role requires travel to the beneficiary site and the head office from time to time, all candidates must be willing and happy to work across the breadth of the UK and could be away from home for several nights during the working week, so flexibility to travel and stay away where required is essential.

If you would like to move into a consultancy type role and have the grounding and experience in Operational Manufacturing Engineering based Cost & Estimating or you already operate in this consultancy space and would like a new challenge within a work rich environment, then please contact Matt Harris to discuss in more detail.

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