Senior VA/VE Expert (f/m/d) – Exhaust Systems

Type of employment: permanent contract 
Branch: Automotive Supplier Industry / Tier 1
Area: USA, MI 

For our customer, a German company, we’re looking for a

Senior VA/VE Expert (f/m/d) – Exhaust Systems


  • Evaluation and analysis of assemblies, tools, purchased parts and devices
  • Estimation of potentials and value analysis with cross-departmental cooperation at local and international supplier locations
  • Discover supplier potentials, analyze cost structures and examine implementation measures & timing
  • Supplier evaluations including creation of allocation keys and surcharge rates
  • Benchmark studies performance including ABC analysis, best practices etc.
  • Profound knowledge management including the execution of VA/VE workshops and result analysis
  • Presentations to top management
  • Method optimization and conception of templates, standards, tools and reports
  • Preparation of value analysis including cost determinations & advanced calculations, preparation of make-or-buy decisions
  • Transfer of best practices in one or more areas (planning, procurement, manufacturing, tool management, etc.)
  • Evaluation of supplier equipment and vendor manufacturing processes
  • Assessment of new manufacturing processes with regard to profitability and evaluation of their influence on in-house product development processes


  • Bachelor degree or above, major in a technical field
  • Several years of experience in value engineering and / or value analysis (VA/VE)
  • Experience in automotive industry for Tier 1, preferably with exhaust systems
  • Analytical skills and experience in dealing with mathematical models
  • Experience with various metalworking techniques such as welding / stamping
  • In-depth MS Office knowledge
  • Willingness to undertake national and international business travels