The Costing Manager is responsible for managing Cost of Goods (COGS) from component through Finished Goods level by negotiating with the Contract Manufacturing. This will include analysis at a component and system level with consideration for supply chain and in collaboration with the design engineering team. This position will also lead and develop opportunities for improved cost visibility in the early phases of the product life cycle, ensure that Contract Manufacturers provide us the competitive costs and reliable supply chain to meet iRobot’s volume, cost and quality requirements.
In this role you will manage Contract Manufacturers (CMs) and a portfolio of commodities to optimize the supply base and deliver financial benefit from supply chain improvements and strategic initiatives. You will work closely with engineering on costing for the new product developments. You will also work with CMs for continuous cost reduction opportunities for the on-going products.
This is an exciting, dynamic role in which you will work across all the departments in iRobot and be looked to as an expert to assess design to cost efforts and recommend approaches to achieve cost targets.
An ideal candidate will have a technical and/or business degree, and experience in Operations cost and financial analysis. Strong business acumen is a must as you will be expected to establish a COGS roadmap that is in alignment with the Business goals. Ideal candidate will be able to negotiate tactically with CMs and suppliers to drive the best results for iRobot. You will also possess the ability to think strategically and operate independently. He/she will be able to inspire trust.
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