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Sustaining Program Cost Manager

Location: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, 14, Thailand 
Req ID: JR-0000042478


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  • Work across the product portfolio to identify and prioritize enablers to improve cost efficiency. Considering all aspects (Factory, BOM, etc)
  • Support all product sustaining product manger’s (SPM) & sustaining products to drive the quantification and execution of critical cost related efforts
  • Develop, optimize and maintain entitlement models to guide the core teams & SPMs on where we can maximize opportunity
  • Interface with other departments (e.g. Materials) to ensure a consolidated cost strategy is being achieved.    
  • Drive the overall cost improvement strategy for SPM & represent this vision to the Sr. Management & Executive team.
  • Work closely with finance to build a strong partnership and ensure we speak with one voice.
  • Act as the focal point for SPM relative to supporting future planning (R6Q) activities and product cost analysis.
  • Establish and maintain a business process to ensure support from product cost (sub category) owners to deliver quarterly commits.
  • Participate in product manufacturing readiness reviews (MRR) and vet the product release proposals from a cost readiness perspective.
  • Participate in new product KPI underpinning strategy and ensure all KPI and cost roadmaps are aligned to execution capability in HVM.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business or related fields
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in HDD Fundamental Knowledge, HDD Process & Technology, Operational Management, Cost or Statistical modeling or related fields
  • Skilled in project management, strategic planning, and problem solving.   Excel is also a strong plus.    
  • Previous experience as a Project Manager
  • Demonstrate a strong level of English proficiency (written / verbal) and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of excel and presentation software such as PowerPoint.
  • Strong listening, communication, interpersonal and relational skills to develop a good relationship within the organization

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