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Cost Engineer EMEA (m/w/d)

21 October 2022

The position holder - as part of a regional EMEA team - will be responsible for the definition of the cost basis for Swisslog Solutions and support Proposal Managers to validate internal and external costs ensuring consistency in customer’s scope of supply and quality is properly pursued during Sales phase.

The position holder will be responsible for collecting and analysing data, KPI and information about cost items of our solutions to ensure the competitiveness and quality of our cost’s bases, through continuous comparison of costs at the end of the projects- with budget ones provided during sales and sharing best practices within sales & engineering functions.

The position holder follows the Swisslog concepts, standards, rules, and tools within the region, supporting a continuous improvement by a common way of working.

The position holder will be responsible to develop and improve costing tools and he/she will directly contribute to harmonize processes and approaches to costs quantification inside the EMEA region.
In this role he/she will liaise with internal stakeholders such as proposal managers, project managers, purchasing, the technical departments managers as well, to collect and challenge information needed to reach a common and shared way to proceed, ensuring lessons learnt and a continuous improvement of costs calculation.

Short Facts

  • Maranello
    Maranello, Italy
  • Engineering
  • Permanent Position
    Permanent Position

Make an impact

  • Benchmark and challenge cost basis by comparing actual vs budget costs and identifying KPI
  • Responsible for support cost validation during sales phase
  • Responsible for defining and sharing best practices for cost quantification
  • Develop, improve and train costing tools and related guidelines
  • Effective collaboration with other departments to identify best practices about costs quantification
  • Ensure that the customer’s scope of supply and quality is addressed and that areas of technical/quality risks are identified
  • Solid understanding of the system functional requirements
  • Solid understanding of the system technical requirements
  • Solid understanding of solution deliverables and their impact on costs
  • Has previously successfully lead opportunities
  • Has previously successfully lead projects
  • Analyse design proposals and quotations from sub suppliers in conjunction with the category and project purchasing function.
  • Professional experience of 5 years or more in project business

Bring to the team

Analytical thinking
  • To understand and analyze the solution requirements and the implementation approaches, including their impacts on costs
  • To properly compare and challenge actual and budget project costs
  • To contribute to effective KPIs and cost index identification


  • Willingness to travel and to be on business trips

Technical knowledge & planning

  • To contribute to the validation of solution costs during sales phase
  • To maintain an awareness of new and related technologies
  • To maintain an awareness of new and related implementation approaches

Teamwork & Communication

  • To follow common team goals and sub-ordinate individual preferences
  • To proactively work to develop and maintain good working relationships within the department, company and customers
  • To influence main stakeholder in the use of best practices

Result orientation

  • To adhere to the appropriate process methodologies, as defined by the Swisslog to ensure competitiveness and quality
  • To fully support a continuous improving approach
  • Ensure responsibility is taken regarding work packages, including costs, are met, and tasks are scheduled appropriately and are produced as per the company’s quality standards

Our promise

Swisslog provides you with the possibility to grow while working with us to deliver a game changing mission: to shape the future of intralogistics by introducing an era of robotic and data-driven automated solutions that create exceptional customer value. We are proud of our Swiss roots, while the opportunities we offer stretch across the globe. We don't expect perfection, but we do expect Collaboration, Commitment, Clarity, and Competence (our Core Values) from all our colleagues. In return, we offer you the chance to be part of the driving force behind solutions that are shaping the future, while we develop the leaders that will shape ours.

Grow with Us!
Learn & Grow
Flexible Working Options
Great Team Spirit
Wellbeing Initiatives

About Swisslog

Swisslog is shaping the #future of #intralogistics. As part of the KUKA Group, we are at the forefront of technology that is changing the world. Serving some of the biggest and most exciting brands across the globe, we're a team of 2,000 professionals and 50 nationalities, working together to transform intralogistics with smart minds and fresh perspectives. With our flexible, #robotic and #data-driven automated solutions, we are powering the supply chain and taking the industry forward. #JoinOurTeam and bring ideas to life!

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