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SMT Costbook Analyst 51571 in Warren, MI at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 2/27/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Warren, MI
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  • Experience:
    At least 3 year(s)
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Job Description

Job ID: 51571

SMT Costbook Analyst 

The energy at our company is contagious. We’re driven by our immense passion, as we constantly seek out challenges and identify new opportunities. We work hard to connect with our customers and earn their loyalty for life.  Bring your talent to our company – our opportunities for growth span the globe. We will give you the training and opportunities to unleash your ambition.

  • Key Finance interface to the program team – must be able to talk to current material and tooling cost status
  • Finance representative in change management process “Potentials”
  • Knowledge of company PIM system and ability to walk from a base tracking model to and average equipped model
  • Knowledge of company VDP process and familiarity with Business Case Review (BCR), PFI, DSI and CSO gates
  • Managerial courage to speak up to chief engineers when content cannot be afforded relative to affordable targets
  • High level of analytical agility and ability to perform complex Finance tasks where information is lacking or incomplete
  • The SMT Costbook Analyst will manage and lead the material costbook and vendor tooling costbook updates, and perform the consolidation and formatting of cost information across a SMT level.
  • Facilitate the cost inputs and outputs and information required to support achievement of material cost and vendor tooling targets.
  • Provide this information to the Cost Engineers, and Vehicle Systems Engineers in a timely basis (Globally as required). 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage material cost and vendor tooling status updates by providing required inputs/outputs to Cost Engineers and VSEs.
  • Effectively communicate, manage, and monitor cadenced SMT material cost updates.
  • Accurately update the vendor tooling costbooks.
  • Analyze costbooks for completeness and accuracy.
  • Develop and deliver SMT material cost information utilizing a common template to Vehicle System Engineers and Program Cost Management.
  • Support SMTs as required with analysis and material cost/vendor tooling data (includes cost walk/comparison analysis).
  • Regional facilitator, helping other regions obtain SMT level data as well as obtaining SMT data from other regions as required.
  • Ability to manage and lead complex projects and assignments with a high level of autonomy and accountability for results.
  • Analytical ability, effective communication and interpersonal skills required to build relationships with local and global team members customers to solve problems and resolve issues.
  • In-depth understanding of our Vehicle Development Process.
  • Demonstrated ability in use of Microsoft Office software and Web applications.
  • In-depth understanding of our systems (GPDS, APM, GPS, SharePoint, AMPL/ELB, VCAMS, PIM).
  • This SMT Costbook Analyst position requires strong leadership skills and project aptitude as it relates to Total SMT Cost, Tracking Models and the Costbooks as they relate to SMT targets.
  • The work in the SMT Analyst role involves a high level of independent judgment, initiative, creativity, and the overseeing of multiple Cost Engineering projects that focus specifically on developing and articulating cost estimates.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Manage PIM, VCAMS and TM1 relative to the assigned SMT area of the Costbooks.
  • Multi task not only assignments but work with multiple processes (as our company evolves by program; SharePoint Potentials to AMPL/ELB to The Edge).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Finance or related technical field
  • At least 3 years’ relevant experience, in Cost Engineering or related field 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA)

Preferred Work Schedule:  

  • Monday-Friday, normal shift hours

At Fast Switch, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories.  Isn’t that cool? Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve, and have a little fun along the way.

We at Fast Switch have been doing this for 22 years. We’re doing business in almost half the states in the union with offices in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, New York, Hartford, CT, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Tucson, AZ.

We're a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.

We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things, and we do them for Fortune 10 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups. We also have a strong belief in giving back to the communities we serve.

Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefits options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include:

• Medical and Dental (Fast Switch pays majority of the medical program)

• Vision

• Personal Time Off (PTO) Program

• Long Term Disability (100% paid)

• Life Insurance (100% paid)

• 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match

Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Fast Switch was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press and one of the Best Staffing Firms in 2016 and 2017. We have won the Columbus Business First “Fast 50” award 9 times in 12 years because of our strong growth which translates into more and better opportunities for our consulting staff members.

Ranked '#1' supplier by over 50% of our customers nationally.

Ranked 'Top 3' supplier by over 75% of our customers nationally.

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