Head - Costing Management

by Josephine Cheung in Electronics/Electrical Equipment
Hong Kong


A prospective career at a reputable Hong Kong Manufacturing company


  • Will manage COGS at a SKU and component level, and provide analysis to drive profitability
  • Collaborate with Sourcing to identify cost optimized options working in collaboration with Engineering
  • Lead and coordinate the cost negotiation efforts for iRobot with contract manufacturers (CM)
  • Lead discussions with engineering to review the costed BOM and drive DTC (design-to-cost) efforts
  • Maintain cost of components and modules in various tools.
  • Develop / maintain Component/ Assembly Cost Master tool, utilize and develop existing tools
  • Track and maintain a complete listing of all pricing for each Manufacturing site and Product Line
  • Partner with the Manufacturing team to develop a cost roadmap, and lead the cost reduction initiative with in-depth analysis by component and alternatives, and influence Product Management and Program Management teams during the development phase of the product life cycle with these alternatives
  • Coordinate and support periodic pricing reviews for all programs with CMs
  • Provide leadership guidance around cost and price control, and drive cost alignment across products
  • Manage all material cost changes, and assure all changes are implemented per appropriate effectivity time frames
  • Assure all costs are reflected in all Factory / CM pricing
  • Track/report quarterly cost reductions – historical, forecasted and actual cost structures
  • Manage costing team regarding timing of pricing implementation with Finance for forecasting
  • Develop and distribute Cost Management reports sharing current / projected costs, performance by Product line to plan, and current issues
  • Develop NPI cost models and provide cost analysis results to assist senior management in decision making 


  • 8+ years costing and product cost development and analysis
  • Detailed working knowledge and experience with global cross functional teams
  • Extensive negotiation experience with suppliers
  • Must possess strong knowledge of Product Lifecycle processes
  • Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills, and strong financial acumen
  • Ability to develop strong and positive team relationships
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment
  • Strong analytical problem-solving aptitude
  • Strong leadership skills, excellent organizational skills, and ability to prioritize
  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to show initiative and work independently
  • Proficient in using MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)B.S. in Engineering, Operation Management, Finance, Business or related field
  • Manage and deploy initiatives by influence
  • Develop and deliver presentations, training sessions and demos
  • Willing to travel occasionally China and Thailand
  • Equivalent leadership experience would be a plus

Josephine Cheung

Josephine Cheung

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