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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

Job Description

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
evolve.

Opportunity is yours. Are you ready for the challenge?

DESCRIPTION:

The
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:

Business
Unit Support:

  • Collect
    required data from product engineering, purchasing, AME group, business unit,
    and logistics.
    • 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
      delivery assumptions.
    • 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
      program reviews.
    • Prepare logistics
      template and submit to packaging and freight group.  Send out third party sequencing RFQ, if
      required.
  • Develop
    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.
  • Develop
    risk / opportunity list
    • Provide financial
      insight on balancing equipment automation and labor. 
  • Understands
    and can complete a cash flow.
  • Communicate
    and educate the organization on cost. 
    This includes:
    • Ability to recognize
      the audience and deliver audience appropriate presentations.
    • Listening skills.
  • Develop
    rates and be able to develop pro-forma's for new manufacturing facilities and
    processes.
    • Can walk year over year
      rate changes.
  • Works
    with central costing to develop transfer pricing on an annual basis for responsible
    product groups.

Product
Strategy Support:

  • Participate
    in regional benchmarking within your product areas.
  • Bridge
    quote cost data and plant cost data as needed.
  • Support
    regional, global and corporate initiatives (e.g. design for assembly,
    continuous improvement projects, manufacturing footprint studies)
  • Understand
    Core Product Portfolio (CPP) products and their contribution.
  • Understand
    the Capital Appropriation Request (CAR) process and can complete a CAR.
  • Understand
    Johnson Controls’ product cost position within the market.
  • Support
    costing for advanced engineering projects.

Purchasing
Support:

  • Complete
    make/buy studies on purchased products as needed.
  • Set
    targets for purchased items.

Finance
Function Support:

  • Actively
    contribute to departmental initiatives / process improvements to enhance the
    overall department's effectiveness.
  • Commitment
    to use global costing procedures and tools
  • Commitment
    to communicate with the global team.

Your Qualifications

  • Proficient
    with multiple computer systems
    • Microsoft Office (Word,
      Excel, and Powerpoint)
    • QAD, SAP and Hyperion desired
    • Lotus Notes
    • EPIC/Metrix
  • Ability
    to communicate technical information to nontechnical audience.
  • Ability
    to sort and manipulate large amounts of data.
  • High
    aptitude for problem solving in order to resolve business, financial, customer,
    and organizational issues.
  • Proven
    interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Must
    possess highly effective analytical skills in areas of accounting, critical
    thinking, analysis and communication.
  • In
    depth understanding of key financial measure: IRR, ROA, ROS, NPV
  • 5-10
    years experience in finance, engineering, or manufacturing.  5+ years experience in automotive.
  • 4
    year degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or Engineering.  MBA or CPA preferred.

Yanfeng Automotive
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

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Published: 11/28/2016
Job Field: Finance & Accounting
Location: United States - MI - Plymouth
REQ. NO.: 16000695
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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI)

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors – today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has approximately 110 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 18 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture automotive interior components for all automakers. LEARN MORE

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