Purpose of Role

The incumbent is accountable for:

  1. Setup and maintain Tooling Costing Systems and evaluation Tooling Costing Standards.
  2. Monitor Tooling Cost from Concept Development stage to Finished Goods stage.
  3. Verify tooling quotations and follow up costing issues with suppliers and in-house engineers.
  4. Prepare quotation / tooling cost breakdowns / analysis reports for cost evaluation and control.
  5. Coordinate with other parties on product life cycle follow up and costing approval progress.
  6. Understand toolmaker capability and capacity for direct & indirect tooling supplier and manage supplier relationships.
  7. Negotiates all commercial aspects of tool purchasing.
  8. Seek and attain cost avoidances / cost reduction opportunities for tool purchases.
  9. Perform ad hoc duties as assigned by manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performance Management (40%): Hands-on management to make sure that the Tooling Purchasing key deliverables are met.
  • People Management (20%): Build a good relationship with the Tooling Suppliers as well as the FG Vendors to ensure good co-operations and resolve any conflict arises, if any.
  • Process Improvement (20%): Continue to review the current way of working and identify areas of improvement to eliminate waste and drive efficiency.
  • Reporting and Updates (10%): Able to report the performance of the Tooling Purchasing Team and provide timely updates in highlighting key issues of concerns and also areas of supports needed

Years of Experience Required

  • Minimum 5 to 8 years of relevant work experience (experience in costing role for toy manufacturing will be an advantage) in tool manufacturing processes and/or purchasing role.
  • Experience in dealing with suppliers in Asia Pacific especially China/India/Vietnam

Technical Skills Requirement

  • Diploma, Certificate or above in Manufacturing/ Industrial Engineering or related discipline
  • Sound knowledge on manufacturing process (tool build, design, engineering). In depth knowledge of plastic injection tools would be an advantage.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Good command in spoken & written in English and Hindi

Soft Skills Requirements

  • Work with senior leaders at Hasbro to define KPIs for the team
  • Be the escalation point of the operational team, ensuring KPIs are achieved and is aligned with company’s strategy and vision
  • He/she will act as the escalation point for complicated issues and operational challenges
  • With a strong visionary mindset and be able to influence the team members to understand company’s strategy and how it is related to their daily work
  • Strong teamwork capability, be able to cooperate with colleagues from different background, department and levels
  • Support the team in people management, e.g. defining goals for team members, performance management, coaching and supporting
  • Be involved in key talent management decisions, e.g. promotion, bonus planning, team structure, etc
  • Respects the process and company’s practices while not afraid to challenge the status quo
  • Self-motivated, pro-active, with strong sense of commitment and able to work under pressure
  • Confident to communicate with all levels/ different cultural backgrounds


  • Costing

Office Location

  • India

Tooling Engineer

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