Share this Job

Analyst Supply Cost Management - Value Analysis/Value Engineering

Auto req ID: 988 
Title: Analyst Supply Cost Management - Value Analysis/Value Engineering 
Job Function: Materials and Procurement 
Location: PDC 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
Full or Part-Time: Full Time 
Shift: SHIFT1 

We are paving more roads to Harley-Davidson by developing exhilarating new products, creating broader access to our iconic brand, and building a stronger dealer network. We can’t do it without the best and brightest. Step one of this strategic acceleration is adding talent who can blow the doors wide open with innovation and creativity while staying true to the Harley-Davidson brand and legacy. We are focused on the next 115 years. Are you in?


The Harley-Davidson Motor Company Product Development Center (PDC) located in Wauwatosa, WI is home to the mantra – You dream it. We build it. Join our team as a  Analyst Supply Cost Management - Value Analysis/Value Engineering.

Job Summary

The position is responsible for supporting product development as it relates to purchasing activity for systems and components, cost modeling, project management.  This position takes part in the component development activated related to Value Analysis/Value Engineering design improvements and purchasing processes.  Ability to analyze and manage components through process and product launch.  Responsible for multiple component cost, quality and timing requirements per business case commitments.

Job Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates working knowledge and experience in working with suppliers and engagement in the product development process.  Ability to drive results with moderate level of guidance and direction.
  • Working knowledge and experience in analyzing detailed cost breakdown, manufacturing process, and are able to read and interpret part prints including the understanding of manufacturability, function, and relationship of part features. 
  • Impacts quality of their own work through assessing risk and proactively mitigate, manage and escalate appropriately as well as the work of others on the team.
  • Solves supplier management problems by analyzing possible solutions using technical experience, judgment with a moderate level of guidance and direction.
  • A resource for the VA/VE team to provide regulator communications with supplier throughout the entire development process. 
  • Regularly communicates information and builds relationship with Project teams, engineering systems groups, suppliers, Related Products department, and H-D Operations personnel.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Experience Requirements

  • Typically requires a minimum of 3 years of related experience
  • Knowledge of production or procurement of components and subsystems, capability studies, Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA), control pans, just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing, cost management tools, other quality and continuous improvement tools, and implementing strategic purchasing relationships with suppliers and how their own area integrates with others to drive results.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a group and/or lead a group or team providing guidance to new team members.
  • Proved track record of program management.
  • Expertise in knowledge of concurrent product and process development techniques and supply chain and ability to communicated effectively to stakeholders.
  • Travel required up to 10%


We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. We believe that employees do their best work when they are free to be themselves. This means our dress code is relaxed, and all types of work styles are welcomed.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Direct Reports: No 
Travel Required: 0 - 10% 
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is eligible for domestic relocation assistance (within posted country) 





Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

Job Segment: Manager, Engineer, Supply, Product Development, Program Manager, Management, Engineering, Operations, Research