Data Coordinator – Total Delivered Cost

Salary: £33,000 - £36,000

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28380dm

Expiration date: 22 February 2018

Aston Martin’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to the most iconic brand in the world. Every intricate stitch, beautifully expressed line, and the stirring noise of our engines, is a manifestation of the desire and collective spirit to create the most beautiful cars: the soul of Aston Martin made real.

Job Purpose:

The role exists to assist with identifying engineering cost reduction opportunities on all Aston Martin Products. It is a diverse role and would suit a candidate with a desire to broaden their knowledge of a variety of commodities as well as develop their commercial skills. The aim is to highlight activities that will help achieve the yearly Total Cost Optimisation target and the set flow through target.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:


  • Data interrogation with the specific aim of reducing the cost of the bought-out component / assembly.
  • Coordination of all Total Cost Optimisation ideas:
  • Evaluate all ideas that are entered into the Total Cost Optimisation IT system
  • Collation of information from Total Cost Optimisation champions, and assist with creation of business cases and presentations for all potential cost saving solutions.
  • Escalate any issues to Manager Level as soon as possible to ensure rapid resolution and progression.
  • Assist with organisation of product convention events across the business.
  • Work closely with BoM, TdC Champions and TdC team to identify the best cost save opportunities.
  • Maintain effective internal & external communication with other departments.
  • Ability to transfer knowledge and experience to a new challenge is essential.
  • Determine the scope and assist with the development of a system to manage Goldcrest and TdC cost savings.
  •  Assist with communication of Total Cost Optimisation initiatives to the wider business
  • Liaising with Finance department to deal with reconciliation and performance against targets.
  • Benchmarking - compare similar components within the AML parts library and competitor vehicles. Develop component cost database for benchmark analysis.
  • Represent the department at periodic presentations to Directors, Chief Engineers and Senior Managers.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experienced user of Microsoft Office - particularly Excel.
  • Exceptional organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workload
  • Self-motivated, with ability to motivate others to achieve personal objectives
  • Passionate about continuous improvement, especially in context of cost reduction and personal development.
  • General knowledge of vehicle / component design and manufacture
  • Experience of cost reduction initiatives, tools and techniques desirable.
  • The successful candidate must have great interpersonal skills, be a team player and can work closely within a small team.
  • Ability to present at senior levels of the organisation would be preferable.
  • The role requires someone with project management and some commercial experience, ideally with some negotiating experience.

To Apply:

A career at Aston Martin means joining one of the world's most respected luxury automotive brands. You have the chance to join us in a truly special working environment - fast-paced, rewarding and dynamic. PLA003.
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PLEASE NOTE:  the closing date for this vacancy is Friday 22nd December 2017

We reserve the right to close the vacancy to applications earlier should we receive sufficient applications.