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Sr. Cost Management Analyst

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Role Summary


The Senior Cost Management Analyst will act as a financial and accounting expert for the plant/s assigned. The cost management analyst will be responsible for understanding, overseeing and training all levels within the plant/s assigned in the areas of plant P&L’s, budgeting, forecasting, scheduling, and auditing to ensure that the plants are operating as efficiently as possible.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities for the Sr. Cost Management Analyst

  • Provides functional expertise and support to the Manufacturing Team related to manufacturing costs, performance measurements, and profitability.  Utilizes knowledge of both manufacturing principles and cost/performance related measurements.
  • Responsible for coordinating all financial and cost management functions within certain manufacturing areas.  Works directly with all levels of plant management and engineering within the assigned plant/s. Functions as part of the leadership team with the assigned area/s in achieving cost commitments and performance targets.
  • Responsible for developing clear, concise performance measurement tools for specific manufacturing areas.  These tools must influence proper decision-making and cause appropriate actions to be taken.  This responsibility requires creativity, resolve, and the ability to communicate effectively across multiple functional areas and with various levels of management.
  • Working with members of the Manufacturing, Engineering, Marketing, Brand, and Finance teams, is responsible for identifying productivity improvement opportunities, documenting cost reduction projects, monitoring progress, and providing visibility of progress on the projects.  Proactively analyzes performance information and cost data to bring forth ideas for improvement.  Makes recommendations to management regarding productivity opportunities and strategies.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of plant P&L’s by making month end journal entries and other adjustments necessary to support the accuracy of the site financial reporting. Responsible for maintaining the monthly reconciliations for each of the major elements of the P&L.
  • Responsible for analyzing actual manufacturing performance information and coordinating the quarterly forecasting and annual budgeting processes within the assigned plant/s including but not limited to factory labor, non-labor and waste/yield.
  • Responsible for regularly communicating and reviewing results of key performance measurements with the Manufacturing management teams.
  • Responsible for the inventory accuracy, reporting and valuation within the assigned plant/s. Responsible for developing processes to ensure transactions are occurring in a timely fashion.  Coordinates and manages year end physical inventory and periodic WIP audits.
  • Ability to supervise 1-2 non-exempt positions

Qualifications for the Sr. Cost Management Analyst include the following. 

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S./B.A.) in Accounting/Business/Finance/Operations from four-year college or university; and two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Strongly prefer combination of education and/or experience in both operations and accounting.
  • Proficient in PC spreadsheet applications (Excel), Word, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Visual Basic experience desirable.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in the job description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Condition of Employment

Pella Corporation is committed to workforce diversity. Pella is a Tobacco-Free Work Environment.  Pella participates in E- Verify.  Pella will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Equal Employment Opportunity


Pella Corporation provides a working environment free of discrimination and harassment.  Pella Corporation treats all persons equally, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age or disability, as each is protected under federal law. A number of states in which Pella operates have laws protecting classifications of Team Members not necessarily protected under federal law. Therefore, Pella also treats all persons equally, regardless of political affiliation and belief, pregnancy, national origin, age, creed, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, mental disorder, veteran status, ancestry or handicap as each category is protected under a municipal ordinance or state law.

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