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Program Controller
Canton, MI
$65k / Year

Position No Longer Open

Posted 7/12/2018

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or closely related field
  • Minimum of 3 years commercial / financial experience in automotive supply industry
  • For a more senior candidate - 5 years of experience in Financial Analysis with 7 to 10 years overall experience in industry (or related)
  • As needed to support manufacturing workshop and program activities
  • Language skills needed to perform the primary responsibilities of the job
  • Software: SAP preferred, Success Factors, Microsoft Suite advance Excel level
  • On Call Requirements:  None
  • Physical Requirements: Office position – primarily sedentary
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disability to perform the essential functions

Job Description

  • Target Costing / Profit Improvement / Gate Financials
  • Develop CPPL and Program Financial control assigned to BU Finance
  • Support the proper target cost setting and management based on GPMS concepts
  • Support the business RFQ with P&L, Cash Flow, NPV, ROI, and other KPI development
  • Support the profit improvement process through the pursuit of cost reduction measures and initiatives
  • Support the profit planning process on advanced programs through the roadmap development and execution process
  • Analyze variances to prior financial and provide the walk analysis driving the variances
  • Build subsequent Gate financials for different build phase requirement
  • Conduct make vs buy analysis, and other special studies as needed
  • Support ad hoc analysis such as evaluation of new opportunities or risks through scenario modeling and financial analysis
  • Support and consolidate Global Program Financials
  • Support STF / LTF for the new program including the margin walk analysis from Gate to STF
  • CPPL Calculation and Process Management
  • Calculate CPPL result by consolidating the necessary information such as the investment, efficiency and special event
  • Analyze the CPPL result and create the proper comparison summary to present in Gate review
  • Validate the direct headcount, efficiency, investment, special event, indirect headcount ratio and other cost before using for CPPL
  • Analyze CPPL labor rate and calculate the fair target cost amount to support BU and Manufacturing
  • Conduct analysis of Asian labor rates and Vertical Carline Data for Mexico and Central American manufacturing operations
  • Landed Cost Study Analysis
  • Implement the total cost comparison study, including the material, labor, logistics and EE, among different manufacturing locations
  • Calculate the labor cost portion based on CPPL methodology and gather other Cost elements from each stakeholder such as BU and Logistics
  • Wire Harness Pricing
  • Obtain cost input from functional groups to support quotations development
  • Present new business calculations to the program team
  • Calculate program ED&T
  • Resolve customer price related invoice discrepancies with Account Manager
  • Program Forecasting – Launch Year (with input from functional managers, Program Managers and Account Managers)
  • Prepare direct profit forecast, considering factors such as copper price and cost changes, labor rate changes, customer productivity, potential new business, value management activity and other factors impacting carline profitability
  • Prepare logistics and extraordinary expense forecast considering factors such as new program launches, balance outs, affiliate locations and historical trends
  • Prepare program direct costs, including labor and other program specific operating expenses considering factors such as anticipated drawing releases and build support (including location)
  • Prepare any forecast updates as requested by management
  • Act as the liaison between core Finance and Program Management

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