Sr. Cost Engineer & VTE

Job Description

Serve as a Finance partner to Operating Staff with timely and relevant reporting and analysis that drives the most informed business decisions. Provide analysis, insights and recommendations that drive profitability, mitigate risks and offer solutions to business problems. Assess and evaluate financial performance of supported business partner with regard to long-term operational goals, budgets and forecasts. Support creation of yearly financial objectives that align with the business partner’s plan for growth and expansion. Prepare and may present monthly financial budgeting reports including monthly profit and loss, forecast vs. budget, and cash flow. Review and ensure application of appropriate internal controls, SOX compliance and financial procedures. Maintain outstanding relationships with business partners. Develop talent / optimize team performance through stretch assignments, leadership exposure, career discussions, feedback, etc. Lead by example displaying GM behaviors, commitment to personal development and dedication to building a positive Workplace of Choice culture. Assist team with understanding the bigger picture and how projects relates to operational strategy / Enterprise goals. Anticipate partner needs (proactive vs. reactive). Assist team in prioritization of workload, paint a picture to influence decision-making, facilitate collaboration across staffs, think through key analysis assumptions. Note, this is a hybrid position whereby the employee will work both from home and from the aforementioned office address. Hence, the employee must live within a reasonable commuting distance of the aforementioned office address. Note, this position requires domestic travel, as needed, up to 5%.

Additional Job Description

Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, and Ten (10) years of experience in the job offered or related cost estimating position. Experience must include: experience with developing and translating automotive process layouts into Core Cost Models (CCM’s); experience with industrial manufacturing processes (materials and methods); experience with material Costing (Mold in Color (MIC), Cut & Sew (Natural and PUR synthetic), Foam in Place (FIP), and Paint); experience with Vendor Tooling (primary tool cost development (injection molds) and secondary costing ( Fixtures, gages, validation equipment, EOAT, assembly nests, assembly cells)); experience with interior product development & timing; experience with Agile Program Management (performing analysis on ambiguous data and defining a clear cost deliverable, translating incomplete data into a robust cost model leveraging industrial engineering experience); experience with comparing supplier estimates vs PPCO estimates for both piece cost & tooling; experience with performing Gap Analysis; experience with developing presentations necessary to communicate analysis; and experience with developing proposals to close gaps in cost estimates to drive programs to financial targets.

About GM

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Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

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