JP Cost Control/Sales Technical Supervisor

Advertised on : 05 Jun 2018 | Closing date : 29 Sep 2019

  Job Reference : 10078

Japanese-Speaking Cost Control/Sales Technical Supervisor



£27,000 to £33,000 per annum (depending on experience)


Contract Type

Full-time permanent contract



Swindon, UK


Company Profile

Reporting to the Cost Control Section Manager, a leading automotive parts manufacturer seeks a Technical Supervisor to provide strategic cost analysis of new model activities for both sales and purchasing.


Main Responsibilities

·            Liaising with Japanese head office.

·            Gaining a clear understanding of customers' businesses and requirements.

·            Analysis of price movement and break down in detail.

·            Generation of customer quotations.

·            Delivering sales presentations to customers and for internal use.

·            Liaising with buyers to integrate cost data.

·            Gathering, sourcing, verifying and validating data before delivering costs to customers.

Candidate Requirements

·            Fluent Japanese and English speaker.

·            Good communication and technical translation skills.

·            Experience of coordinating and organising skills to lead small projects.

·            Previous experience of working in sales (preferably manufacturing-based).

·            Experience of undertaking customer negotiations

·            Experience of providing detailed analysis of quotation cost breakdowns and generating customer quotations.

·            A high level of presentation and analysis skills.

·            Solid level of competency in all Microsoft Office programs.

·            Good level of cost analysis skill.

·            Ability to work well in a team.

·            Flexible and dynamic work ethic.

·            Ability to successfully work under pressure.

·            Ability to self-motivate to achieve objectives.

·            A good level of calculation and negotiation skill.

·            Beneficial:

o    Experience of working in the automotive industry.

o    Understanding of timing plan generation.



·            23 days paid annual leave increasing by one day for each year of service (up to a maximum of 27 days).


Starting Date



Working Hours

Monday to Thursday:    08:00 to 16:20

Friday:                   08:00 to 16:10



Interested candidates must have full eligibility to work in the UK as VISA sponsorship cannot be provided. The client is seeking candidates with long-term interests and therefore temporary VISA holders’ applications cannot be accepted.


Functional Areas : Engineering & Manufacturing;Sales Engineer
Type of Employment : Permanent
Work Location : (London)
Salary Description : £27,000 - £33,000

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