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Cost Engineer

The Netherlands - Eindhoven |

Cost Engineer

Job Summary

As a Cost Manager you will be responsible for managing costs of (potential) new products and controlling/optimizing costs of existing products in close cooperation with stakeholders from Sales, Project Management, Development, Purchasing and Product Lifecycle Management.



The responsibilities include but are not exclusively:

  • Coordinates with Sales, Development, Purchasing and Product Manufacturing to achieve the optimal product and project costs to close the deal.
  • Participates in NPI project teams to secure the cost strategy, achieve the target cost and determine the impact of changes on cost.
  • Monitors and drives strategic sourcing and develops should cost analyses to achieve the best in class value from the supply chain.
  • Examines and contributes to the execution of make/buy decisions.
  • Supports Sales and Purchasing in negotiations with customers and suppliers.
  • Evaluate opportunities with cost savings potential and pursue the savings by collaborating with Development, Purchasing and/or Product Manufacturing.
  • Supports and coordinates cost reduction and value engineering initiatives throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Presents and reports the cost status of projects and products weekly to the CFO.
  • Continuously improves the existing cost management process, techniques and awareness.


  • Bachelor and/or master’s degree in a technical or business-oriented field (e.g. Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Business Economics) or a combination of education and experience that demonstrate the required skills. Experience in supply chain management in business-to-business related technical environment is a preference. Good time management, able to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines. Able to deal with ambiguity, has a pragmatic approach and is result oriented. Team player with strong communication and influencing skills on various levels in the organization. Experience in SAP and Microsoft Office. Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English (Dutch language is a plus).

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The Prodrive Technologies Mindset


You don’t just go to work, you feel responsible for your project


You decide when, where and how much you want to work


You like to think about manufacturability when designing


You don’t sit and wait, you have a hands-on mentality

Have you got what it takes to become a Prodriver?

What we offer

  • Perfect environment for people willing to take full responsibility in a project
  • Unlimited growth opportunities and freedom in taking different roles in different projects
  • Young and dynamic culture
  • Unlimited personal budget for training courses, classes or studies
  • We are open 24/7 and provide lunch, dinner and a company gym
  • We keep management positions to a minimum, so there is virtually no hierarchy
  • Create your future with your own personal development plan
  • Tools and equipment such as an iPhone, and laptop
  • On campus sports facilities
  • Salary that grows with your performance
  • Opportunity to become a shareholder and entrepreneur in the company
  • Travel allowance based on the days you are actually at Prodrive
  • 33 vacation days
  • Retirement plan
  • Distribution of profits

Application steps

  1. We’ll take a look at your application within 5 working days.
  2. You will receive a link to Prodrive Technologies’ online aptitude test to see if you’re up for the challenge.
  3. We will set you up for a personal interview to ask you difficult questions about yourself. Afterwards, others will ask you some more difficult questions about your expertise.
  4. If we want to make you an offer and there's enough time left, we will discuss employment conditions directly after the interviews.
  5. If you survived everything, only your signature stands between you and being a Prodriver.