Global. Collaborative. Innovative. Together, we will transform the automotive interiors industry. Together, we will redefine the ways people experience life onboard vehicles.
Product Cost Estimator
United States - MI - Plymouth
Global. Collaborative. Innovative. Together, we will
transform the automotive interiors industry. Together, we will redefine the
ways people experience life onboard vehicles.
You will be part of a global, diverse team. A team that is
truly dedicated to anticipating and re-imagining how society will live and work
inside the vehicles of tomorrow. You will build strong, personal relationships
as you work together to push the boundaries of innovation. The environment will
be fast-paced, exciting, challenging. But you will be inspired to adapt and
Opportunity is yours. Are you ready for the challenge?
role of the Product Finance Manager is to develop accurate product cost and
communicate this data within the organization.
Knowledge of product and process are critical. The Product Finance Manager must be able to
review the product design from engineering and the manufacturing process from
the Advance Manufacturing Engineers (AME) team for reasonableness. The Product Finance Manager needs to bring an
overall business perspective to new business proposals, early advanced
engineering projects, and corporate initiatives. A thorough understanding of estimating and
rate development is required. Project
analysis (regional and global) and intercompany interface are required on an
on-going basis. Key areas of responsibility:
required data from product engineering, purchasing, AME group, business unit,
- Ensure that the product
Bill of Materials (BOM) is complete.
Review BOM assumptions for reasonableness.
- Review business unit
volume, program life, Start of Production date, manufacturing location, and
- Work with engineering
to make sure supplier Requests for Quotes (RFQ) are sent direct or to
purchasing with required specifications in a timely manner. Set return due date expectations.
- Review AME machine
cycle, labor, indirect adds, scrap, equipment, tooling, and square footage
assumptions for reasonableness.
Participate in program manufacturing reviews prior to new business
- Prepare logistics
template and submit to packaging and freight group. Send out third party sequencing RFQ, if
product cost: material usage, material
cost, machine cycle, labor, efficiency assumptions, scrap, capital
requirements, depreciation assumptions, tooling, and logistic requirements for
new business and for changes to current business as required.
risk / opportunity list
- Provide financial
insight on balancing equipment automation and labor.
and can complete a cash flow.
and educate the organization on cost.
- Ability to recognize
the audience and deliver audience appropriate presentations.
- Listening skills.
rates and be able to develop pro-forma's for new manufacturing facilities and
- Can walk year over year
with central costing to develop transfer pricing on an annual basis for responsible
in regional benchmarking within your product areas.
quote cost data and plant cost data as needed.
regional, global and corporate initiatives (e.g. design for assembly,
continuous improvement projects, manufacturing footprint studies)
Core Product Portfolio (CPP) products and their contribution.
the Capital Appropriation Request (CAR) process and can complete a CAR.
Johnson Controls’ product cost position within the market.
costing for advanced engineering projects.
make/buy studies on purchased products as needed.
targets for purchased items.
contribute to departmental initiatives / process improvements to enhance the
overall department's effectiveness.
to use global costing procedures and tools
to communicate with the global team.
with multiple computer systems
- Microsoft Office (Word,
Excel, and Powerpoint)
- QAD, SAP and Hyperion desired
- Lotus Notes
to communicate technical information to nontechnical audience.
to sort and manipulate large amounts of data.
aptitude for problem solving in order to resolve business, financial, customer,
and organizational issues.
interpersonal and teamwork skills.
possess highly effective analytical skills in areas of accounting, critical
thinking, analysis and communication.
depth understanding of key financial measure: IRR, ROA, ROS, NPV
years experience in finance, engineering, or manufacturing. 5+ years experience in automotive.
year degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or Engineering. MBA or CPA preferred.
Interiors is the world’s leading supplier of instrument panels and cockpit
systems, door panels, floor consoles and overhead consoles. Headquartered in
Shanghai, the company has more than 105 manufacturing and technical centers in
17 countries and employs over 29,600 people globally. Established in 2015,
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim
Systems Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of
Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), the component group of SAIC Motor
Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), and Johnson
Controls a global multi-industrial company. For more information, please visit www.YFAI.com.