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Job ID R-427373 Date posted 05/08/2022 BACK TO SEARCH RESULTS Apply

Product Cost/ Value Engineer (hybrid)

Job Description Summary

Job Description

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BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 75,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

The Procurement Value Engineer will support a wide range of global projects that are related to (but not limited to): product design optimization for value, changing material specifications, changing suppliers, validating new suppliers, changing supply chain purchasing points (i.e., insourcing, outsourcing, moving to or from distributors, regions, etc.). Each of these projects will typically impact multiple sites and successful realization of the results is required to achieve the value requirements of the company.


  • Provides technical support to Procurement, R&D and the various engineering stakeholders in project execution (35%)
  • Works with functional and stakeholder leadership to inform / set / deliver against yearly cost and performance improvement targets to achieve business goals (30%)
  • Consults with project management, product development, sourcing and operations colleagues to develop and maintain a pipeline of improvement opportunities (25%)
  • Successfully completes phase-gate reviews and other documentation as needed. Prepares and presents project status summaries at reviews. (10%)
  • Collaborates / influences to improve and design new products and/or new methods to produce existing products and services that improves the company’s market position (can be through margin improvement, differentiation of offering, increased reliability, etc.).
  • Assesses processes and practices for improvement opportunities and supports continuous improvement initiatives to ensure high quality, compliance and gains in organizational efficiency
  • Participates as a member of numerous product development and improvement teams with engineering, operations, R&D and market stakeholders

Main Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience in a product development and manufacturing organization
  • 3+ years of experience in mechanical or electrical product design and continuous improvement
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, Electo-Mechanical Engineering, or related field role
  • Fluent English is a must (German or Dutch language would be an asset)
  • Ability to read and modify CAD drawings, preferably with SolidWorks or equivalent
  • Experience with cost reduction, design optimization projects
  • Understanding of manufacturing operations knowledge in one or more 4 key areas: electro-mechanical, injection molding, electronics including PCBAs, metals including die casting and stamping
  • Working knowledge of polymer resin processing, metal processing and electro-mechanical assembly
  • Cross-functional design process (devices / instrumentation or disposables products)
  • Understanding of Product Cost Structure (COGS ) including Material, Manufacturing, Labor and Automation Impact on it
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in problem solving (root cause analysis)
  • Understanding of instrumentation/devices design and exposure to various subsystems
  • Material engineering knowledge in the areas of plastic and/or metals
  • Familiarity with linear and switching power supplies, motor drivers, sensors, data conversion techniques and opto-electronic devices.
  • Availability for occasional business travel as needed (mainly EU and US)

Nice to have requirements:

  • Working knowledge of Value Analysis/Value Engineering principles and methodologies – SAVE (Society of American Value Engineers) Training is preferred
  • Familiarity of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Methodology
  • Familiarity of Safety, Quality, and Regulatory Design Standards
  • Familiarity with CNC Machining and Milling operations, Sheet metal bending, laser cutting, welding, stamping; Plastic Injection Molding
  • Electrical and electronic engineering principles
  • Experience with Apriori, Cleansheet, LeanCost or other Product Cost Modelling Software is a plus

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Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, or any other protected status.

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