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Cost Estimator

Job Reference: Safran
Date Posted: 07 August 2017
Employer: Safran
Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, UK
Salary: Competitive
Sector: Accounting; Banking & Financial Services
Job Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 26 August 2017

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Company for a Cost Estimator working closely with the Finance, Procurement and Engineering departments.

You will have a varied and interesting role including but not limited to the following responsibilities:

• Cost parts and assemblies to answer to bids and give targets to Internal and external customers
• Study current supplier process and cost and if required, visit them and attend to price negotiations
• Identify cost drivers, make or update estimating costing tools
• Forecast the costs of existing programs; Compare actual cost update of existing program; understand the variance

Travel specifictity

Willing to travel occasionally, local and globally

Candidate skills & requirements

Suited to a graduate calibre individual we are looking for an open minded individual with an outgoing and friendly personality who has the enthusiasm and ability to update and improve his/her knowledge, and can demonstrate an ability to work within a team environment as well as working independently.

You should have an understanding of machined components and work closely with our engineering and production teams to estimate recurring and non-recurring costs.

A confident individual, you will have the ability to work to tight and demanding deadlines while also using your own initiative to be flexible to meet customer demands. Your ability to use your own initiative to solve problems through to completion is key to this role.

In addition to being part of the Gloucester team you will have to work closely in a worldwide team and interact with others. It is key to be successful in this role that you are be able to establish credibility with internal and external customers and you will travel approximately 1-2 days per month.

The ideal candidate will be multilingual and have experience of international matrixed teams.


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About Us

Safran is an international high-technology group and tier-1 supplier of systems and equipment in the Aerospace and Defense markets. Operating worldwide, Safran has nearly 58,000 employees and generated sales of 15.8 billion euros in 2016. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and its share is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. Its expertise encompasses the entire life cycle of its products, from design and manufacture to in-service support, repair and overhaul. Safran Landing Systems is a partner to 30 airframers working in the fields of civil, regional, business and military transport. Safran Landing Systems provides support for 25,000 aircraft making over 40,000 landings every day. Safran Landing Systems has a staff of more than 7,000 in Europe, North America and Asia.  

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