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Grant Fryatt

Global Cost Engineering Leader @ RLE INTERNATIONAL Group

Global Cost Engineering Leader

Langdon Hills, Essex, United Kingdom

Ranked #993 out of 19,860 for Global Cost Engineering Leader in United States

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Global Cost Engineering Leader

November 2014 to Present

PA Consulting Group

Principal Consultant

March 2014 to November 2014

Volvo Construction Equipment

Global Product Cost Manager

September 2012 to March 2014

Grant Fryatt's Education

Anglia Ruskin University

Master of Science (MSc) Mechanical Engineering Pass

2001 to 2003

Anglia Ruskin University

BSc hons Mechanical Engineering 2:2

1997 to 2001

University of East London

BTEC HND HNC Automotive Engineering Distinction

1995 to 1997

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I am responsible for the global Cost Engineering capability within RLE International, which involves developing and managing a global team of Cost Engineers, Value Engineering experts and Benchmarking Specialists. As part of the RLE Management Team we work to promote this capability to major automotive OEM's and Tier 1 suppliers, and as a result we have members...

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During the past year with RLE I have worked extensively with a number of OEM's including; Ford, JLR, Nissan and Fiat Chrysler where I have set up and run a number of Cost and Weight Reduction activities which have yielded several Euros of saving on the cost of a vehicle along with tens of kg's of weight reductions. These activities are not limited to idea generation workshops, they are the implementation of a well proven set of techniques that involve studying key systems to understand customer valued attributes, `should cost` of a component or system, and benchmarking a system or component with its nearest competitors. The difference I am employing at RLE is the fact that ideas are then driven to implementation within the customers organisation - the savings are realised not just logged. Also at RLE I have also been responsible for growing the Midlands based Engineering business and as a result I have bided for and been awarded a number of projects worth several Million. All of these I have set up the operating model including budget and recruiting the resource into place. These programmes have included whole vehicle programmes from concept to launch. Further to my Costing experience I have also been responsible for Global Product pricing and Gross Margin, promoting an awareness for understanding true cost of products and components.Global Cost Engineering Leader @ I am responsible for the global Cost Engineering capability within RLE International, which involves developing and managing a global team of Cost Engineers, Value Engineering experts and Benchmarking Specialists. As part of the RLE Management Team we work to promote this capability to major automotive OEM's and Tier 1 suppliers, and as a result we have members of our Cost Engineering team working within companies in the UK, Germany and China, providing Cost Engineering services which complement and enhance the resources those companies already have in place. In addition to placing our Cost Engineering resources into companies we also have a resources within RLE's global locations which provide services offsite and offshore. In addition to managing this global resource I also facilitate Cost Reduction workshops as well as provide training in all aspects of Cost Engineering, Cost Estimating, Total Cost Management (TCM), Value Analysis Value Engineering (VAVE), Valve Stream Mapping, Cost/Functional Analysis, Tear-down and Benchmarking. From November 2014 to Present (1 year 2 months) Principal Consultant @ Working for PA Consulting as a Cost Reduction Expert developing and implementing into companies PA Perfect Cost Grid® – the first web-based benchmarking and cost-engineering platform for the automotive industry – giving purchasing, cost engineering and development teams timely online access to the comparative data and costing tools they need to develop competitively priced vehicles, achieve significant savings in product costs and minimise investment. In addition to the Automotive Industry I was also involved in further developing Cost Calculation and Value Engineering tools to work with a number of non-automotive clients in sectors such as FMCG, Food and the wider procurement industry. From March 2014 to November 2014 (9 months) Global Product Cost Manager @ Reporting to the Global Engineering Director I took overall responsibility for maintaining and improving the Gross Margin on all Volvo Construction Equipment Globally and in turn setting the cost and pricing of all Volvo products globally. Managed the Global Product Cost Reference Team for the Volvo Group, which developed Cost Engineering tools and processes (VA/VE, TQCM, Value Stream Mapping), as well as training and managing the Cost Estimating activity. Oversaw and reporting to an executive level all Cost Down Activities. Developed and implemented the Cost Engineering / Cost Estimating tools, process and governance for the Volvo Group, using both Apriori and ProCalc systems. Led the commonality and reuse initiative for the Volvo Group, which includes common architecture, standardised fasteners and uses tools such as whole machine tear down and benchmarking. From September 2012 to March 2014 (1 year 7 months) Chief Engineer & Programme Manager @ As Chief Engineer and Programme Manager working for JLR though DDC Precision I was responsible for engineering a new Tier 4i Powertrain installations into a range of Telehandlers products for the construction equipment and Agricultural sector. Providing technical leadership, project management of resources – timing and financials, and maintaining the client relationship. Delivering this 3 Million euro project involved the coordination of a 25 head on-site DDC Precision Engineering team, most of which i personally recruited along with DDC's Managing Director. In addition to JLG's own Engineering team (12 heads), a purchasing team based in Belgium and a production launch team also based in Belgium. The Powertrain unit being utilised was a new engine from supplier Deutz, therefore close collaboration with Deutz in Germany was essential to assure the new Engines readiness. From December 2011 to September 2012 (10 months) Programme Manager @ Overall Programme Manager; leading the Engineering Delivery of an Concept Electric Vehicle to Gate 1, through technical leadership and programme management, coordinating Staff in the UK, Germany and France (Engineering, CAE, Manufacturing, Design and Purchasing). From January 2010 to December 2011 (2 years) Intrim Critical Supplier Manager @ Working within Bentley Purchasing, managing high-risk suppliers to resolve critical supply issues and to risk assess new Suppliers, which included; technical issues where 8D Problem solving was required, commercial issues, quality concerns, component failures, manufacturing capacity problems and logistics issues. From April 2009 to January 2010 (10 months) Crewe, United KingdomSenior Engineering Manager @ Reporting to the JCB Global Engineering Director I took overall responsibility for JCB’s Test & Development divisions and facilities. These include; 110 Staff, 90 acre Multi-Terrain Proving Ground, 200 acre Limestone Quarry, 4000sq metre Prototype Workshop, 3000sq meter Manufacturing Area, Rig Test Facilities, Climatic Chambers, Component Measurement (CMM) and Calibration Facility. Additionally I was responsible for Research Product Development including the NVH Department, Instrumentation and the Manufacturing Development Group which Designs and Manufactures Tooling and Prototype components through a design department and 3000sq meter Tool Room. Secondment to the JCB Low Cost Sourcing Program, Shanghai, China Supporting a Low Cost Sourcing Activity through the setup of a local Engineering and Project Office, and the recruit and training of Supplier Development and Value Engineering Staff. Trained local purchasing staff to use Cost Estimates and to understand cost drivers in order to achieve value for money of purchased components. Worked with local purchasing manager to develop an anti corruption code of practice for the low cost sourcing activity. This assignment was successfully completed within 6 months. From April 2007 to April 2009 (2 years 1 month) Senior Engineer Managing Powertrain Test Facility @ Westmayne Development Centre is a TS16949 Quality Assured Automotive Test Laboratory specialising in Environmental and Durability Testing of Automotive Components. As the Senior Engineer I was responsible for all Operational and Commercial aspects of this Facility, which included workload, personnel, facility management and budget. Additionally I provided technical leadership; developed tests, authored test reports and technical papers, and carried out Materials Analysis, Key Life and Powertrain testing. From June 2005 to April 2007 (1 year 11 months) Senior TVM Engineer @ With experience of Value Engineering and Lean Manufacturing I was tasked with re-engineering the current Ford Focus and the Jaguar S Type Fuel System in order to increase its functionality and reduce its cost in order to reduce the customer price whilst maintaining the current profit margin. From January 2005 to June 2005 (6 months) Cost Reduction Expert @ Purchasing Profession leading Value Engineering Activities for Powertrain, Infotainment and Lighting Systems. Implemented a joint Cost Reduction Initiative (SAVE Program) with key suppliers across Europe, which lead to $150 Million savings within 3 years. (Suppliers were encouraged to identify and submit design / material cost reduction ideas and in return were given credit against their year or year efficiency savings task). From January 2004 to January 2005 (1 year 1 month) Senior Cost Estimator / Cost Engineer @ A cross-functional position that required interfacing with both the Supplier to obtain `Value for Money` on tooling and piece costs, and with the Customer to defend costs and profit on Automotive Components. Using the CAPE Cost Estimating package I modelled manufacturing process for hundreds of components and developed target costs for purchasing to achieve value for money (VFM) on externally purchased components. From May 1999 to January 2004 (4 years 9 months) Development Engineer @ Development Engineer responsible for the design and application of a voice controlled automotive multimedia system. From January 1996 to May 1999 (3 years 5 months) Prototype Vehicle Technician @ Provided technical support for Ford Motor Company Global test and validations programmes, and for Ford Motor Sport Development and Events Globally. From February 1994 to January 1996 (2 years) Technical Engineering Apprentice @ A 3-year full time Multidiscipline Technical Apprenticeship based at Ford’s Technical Training College. From September 1991 to February 1994 (2 years 6 months) Master of Science (MSc), Mechanical Engineering, Pass @ Anglia Ruskin University From 2001 to 2003 BSc hons, Mechanical Engineering, 2:2 @ Anglia Ruskin University From 1997 to 2001 BTEC HND, HNC, Automotive Engineering, Distinction @ University of East London From 1995 to 1997 NVQ Level 3, Manufacturing Engineering @ Waltham Forest College From 1992 to 1994 Grant Fryatt is skilled in: Program Management, Cost Management, Cost Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive, Automotive Engineering, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Engineering, Supply Management, Lean Manufacturing, Product Development, MS Project, Procurement, Design for Manufacturing, Testing

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Introversion (I), Sensing (S), Thinking (T), Perceiving (P)

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Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

Issued by Duke of Edinburgh · August 1999

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