Manufacturing Cost Engineer

Ref: ZR_6696_JOB  ·  Posted on 29 April 2022


Our client is ranked by the Financial Times in the UK’s Top 20 Leading Management Consultancies, and the highest ranked SME. They transform their clients’ operational data into actionable, operational intelligence to achieve measurable and sustainable cost benefits.

Whether their clients are looking to make longer-term strategic cost decisions or drive operational efficiencies at pace, they work as part of their clients’ teams to deliver tangible, quantifiable results.

They combine consulting expertise and our proprietary digital platform to generate and embed client-specific insights that deliver operational cost savings.

This role would suit someone who has worked within Supply Chain/Procurement/eCommerce/Commercial environments and focused on process improvement, data modelling or financial analysis.

It is imperative that you have a strong understanding of how companies use data to improve business performance.

Our client works within the following sectors, so it would be fantastic if you had experience in one of these areas!

  • Aerospace and Defence
  • Automotive
  • Consumer products
  • Industrial manufacturing
  • Private equity
  • Technology, Media & Telecoms
Key responsibilities
  • Using a broad knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials to create accurate and defendable should-cost estimates
  • Gather data, develop and validate cost models to ensure should-cost estimates are robust
  • Using a broad knowledge of design, manufacturing processes and materials, work with clients to analyse, challenge, and influence product designs from raw material selection to manufacturing process options
  • Report on costs, margins, and breakeven points by component, product, location, supply chain, depending on the client and project objectives to ensure a real understanding business activity and associated profitability
  • Support negotiations with client suppliers
  • Provide the client with meaningful and user-friendly reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services, ensuring support of any bigger-picture transformational objectives.
Skills & experience
  • Translate complex and detailed analysis into impactful messages
  • Exceptional analytical abilities
  • Solid commercial and technical acumen
  • Comfortable and confident presenter
  • Resolute relationship builder


  • Strong Degree level in finance, business, engineering, IT, mathematics, science or economics related discipline
  • Evidence of ongoing learning


  • Masters in related field
  • Business-level fluency in a second language
  • Relevant professional qualification; AACE International Membership (formerly the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering or AcostE accreditation)

Do you think this is your next perfect job role? Can you imagine yourself fulfilling this job role, in a successful expanding consultancy? If so, then do not hesitate to contact us at Datasource today!

Additional benefits
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Wellbeing cash plan
  • 24/7 GP Access
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Workplace Pension
  • Wellbeing sessions
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