Cost Engineer for Electronics

Job type:Permanent
Industry:Manufacturing, Automotive OEM Manufacturing
Salary:150 - 200k
Consultant:Kanchana Pandey
Job published:6/9/2023
Job ID:V-39386

Our client is a global automotive and technology company with a long history of success. They are looking for a new Cost Engineer for Electronics / Mechatronics to be responsible for cost-effective and inventive strategies to support the company’s growing Thailand hub. This is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious professional looking for a challenging job in a multicultural environment.


  • Perform cost-value analysis and collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Evaluate, calculate, and validate procurement and production costs
  • Develop, measure, accentuate and implement cost reductions
  • Actively participate in the project phase for target pricing, prepare make-or-buy analysis reports, and support design-to-cost workshops
  • Oversee benchmark analysis and support the purchasing department in negotiations with suppliers
  • Implement comprehensive cost transparency for decision-making and award processes
  • Coordinate planning, preparation, and execution of cost workshops with suppliers.


  • University degree in technical or industrial engineering. A combination of education with further training as master craftsman/ technician is also acceptable. 
  • 5-10 years of professional experience in the field of cost and value analysis - Profound technical experience in the development or production of electronic components or systems
  • Comprehensive knowledge of materials and production structures in sensor technology, power, electronics, actuators and/or PCBA
  • Proficient in MS Office and Excel
  • Fluent in English; conversational German would be a plus
  • Willing to travel internationally
  • Excellent analytical skills and business acumen
  • Exceptional communication skills with a self-confident approach
  • Demonstrated initiative, fully committed, with an assertive personality
  • Solid conflict resolution and team-building skills, a confident speaker & presenter