Assistant/Deputy/Manager - Product Cost Management (Trims)

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Date: 7 May 2023

Location: Chakan

Company: Mahindra & Mahindra Limited

Responsibilities & Key Deliverables

1. Work-out of Should Be Cost/ Zero Based Cost of Trim Components - Exterior Trim, Interior Trim, Cockpit/ Instrument Panel Assembly, Soft Trims & NVH Acoustic Components for New projects as per Standard norms and Ensure Adherence to Submission Dates 
2. Study & Analyse of SOR/ Drawings, BOM, Process Assumptions, Mold Specifications for components.
3. Cost Estimation of parts from SOR/drawing with the use of Standard Guidelines across sub Systems.
4. Drive Materials Cost Competitiveness for New Project Parts
5. Process improvements through release of Procedures & Guidelines 
6. Product / Process Cost Demystification
7. To iron out differences between SBC and Quotes 
8. On time release of SBC to SSU for meeting target timeline for VOB


3 to 7 yrs experience in Product Costing, RFQ Management. Product Development Experience will be an added Skill Set

Industry Preferred

Automobile/ Farm Industry 


B.E Mechanical / Production /Automobile 

General Requirements

  • Commodity Knowledge 
  • Process Knowledge - Injection Molding, Plastic Painting, Plastic Welding Processes, PU Molding, Vacuum Forming, Blow Molding, ThermoForming, ThermoSetting
  • Excellent Data Analytical Skills, high-level problem solving & out-of-box thinker
  • Networking Skills & Collaborative Approach
  • Conflict Handling - Ability to justify Assumptions with Concrete Technical Know How
  • Cost Estimation - Zero Based and Detailed
  • Business Case Estimation - Cost Estimation on Key Cost Drivers and use of Extrapolation and Reference Part Costing References
  • Cost Matrix Preparation and Planning
  • Cost Monitoring Walkthrough from Business Case to Launch of Vehicle.
  • Relationship Management
  • Understanding of Tools like CAD, Teamcenter, SAP
  • Knowledge of selection of ideal manufacturing processes based on drawing/Tolerances. 
  • Knowledge of Cost Reduction & Cost Improvements.
  • Knowledge of Most techniques,Component Cost Benchmarking, VAVE, Target Costing / Business perspective.

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