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Costing Specialist

Description

    Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass and fabricated glass products for commercial, residential and transportation applications as well as one of the world’s largest producers of automotive plastic trim products. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 18,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian is a whole-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, one of the largest privately owned businesses in the US.

    What You Will Do In Your Role

    • Ongoing cost model ownership for multiple locations changes of key drivers/rates/purchase prices updates to key stakeholders in finance or others e.g. operations on changes
    • Preparing reports and perform necessary analysis
    • Constant cooperation with business to make decisions (e.g., regarding prices)
    • Optimization of recently implemented new costing system and global process standardization.
    • Continually work toward enhancing efficiency, effectiveness, and customer experience of costing and profitability services.
    • Assist in Annual Operating Plan – resource cost and production parameters updates in the model.
    • Ensure strong internal controls are established and maintained in the costing activities. 

    The Experience You Will Bring

    Requirements:

    • Excellent communication skills in English
    • Any previous experience in accountancy&finance, experience in GL area would be an asset 
    • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (advanced Excel is required)
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to problem solve and use technology to improve the efficiency of the team 
    • Openness in communication, team player attitude
    • Attention on details.

    What Will Put You Ahead

    • Previous experience in costing, analyzing, general ledger area
    • Proven ability of implementing best practices in a shared services environment (experience in process improvement department considered as a plus).
    • Understanding and knowledge of glass manufacturing process is considered as a plus.


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