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Career area:
Hardware Engineering
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
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Description and Requirements

Position Description: 

1. The ECAT Cost Engineer works cooperatively within a product competitive analysis team responsible for evaluating Lenovo and competitors PC products, to finally improve Lenovo product competitiveness; 
2. Provide cost estimates for Lenovo and competitors PC ECAT solutions; 
3. Identify design-to-cost opportunities on Lenovo ECAT solutions that will yield cost savings for current and future Lenovo products; 
4. Drive cost reduction opportunities on Lenovo PC products; 
5. Compare supplier "quotes" to "should cost estimates" for variances - communicate acquisition cost opportunities to GCM’s and support cost negotiations; 
6. Collect data to update TEC ECAT cost database. 

Position Requirements: 

1. Knowledge of PC/Tablet motherboards, assembly and their components; 
2. Knowledge of chipsets, processors, memories, system buses and PC/tablet related peripherals. Ability to read schematics and component datasheets; 
3. Ability to identify cost avoidance and cost reduction opportunities through design for cost changes and supplier negotiations; 
4. Documenting results of cost avoidance and cost reductions achieved; 
5. Strong team player - both internal and with cross-functional teams including Development, Procurement and Cost Managers; 
6. English communication skills; 
7. Experience of cost estimation preferred.
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