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Cost Technical Specialist

Honda North America
paid time off, paid holidays, sick time, tuition reimbursement, 401(k), relocation assistance
United States, Charlotte
May 29, 2023
American Honda Motor Co

Cost Technical Specialist

Location: North Carolina Manufacturing

What Makes a Honda, is Who makes a Honda

Honda has a clear vision for the future, and it's a joyful one. We are looking for individuals with the skills, courage, persistence, and dreams that will help us reach our future-focused goals.

At our core is innovation. Honda is constantly innovating and developing solutions to drive our business with record success. We strive to be a company which serves as a source of "power" that supports people around the world who are trying to do things based on their own initiative and that helps people expand their own potential. To this end, Honda strives to realize "the joy and freedom of mobility" by developing new technologies and an innovative approach to achieve a "zero environmental footprint."

We are looking for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, continuous improvement values, and a strong work ethic to join our team.

If your goals and values align with Honda's, we want you to join our team to Bring the Future!

About this Position:

To lead, facilitate, and approve the output of buyer costing activities towards achievement of the company's business objectives. Manage and report on cost per unit by working with regional accounting for monthly trend tracking. Facilitate annual spend at the part level basis based on beki calculation, total spend roll up, and gap analysis based on primary drivers of cost increase/decrease.

Responsibilities include:
* Judge the rationality and accuracy of piece costs through the review and approval of a high-volume of quotations and estimations that multiple buyers submit, which contribute to setting the production costs of global new models and mass production units.
* Create supplier / part / commodity strategies through working collaboratively with buyers to develop actionable plans for realizing cost reduction, mitigation, and avoidance. Ensure multiple buyers implement the Cost Planning Group strategies into actionable plans at a high success rate to minimize deviations from the business targets.
* Engage on the proposals for maker layout selections from multiple buyers by considering numerous factors including quality, cost, delivery, development, and management on a high volume of parts that result in determining which supplier will provide components for mass production.
* Monitor product design changes with multiple buyers across several model developments to identify factors and decisions that could result in not achieving development cost targets.
* Summarize complex cost roll-ups, conditions, and variables with input from buyers into comprehensible reports with a high level of detail for management and project teams to understand and make decisions that contribute to setting the production costs of the models.

Required Work Experience:

  • 4 to 8 years of relevant work experience
  • Cost, budget and financial experience

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree (8 years' Experience in lieu of Bachelor's)

Desired Skills:
* Cost Experience
* Budget and Financial Experience
* Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint)
* Honda Professional work experience
* Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
* Time management, problem-solving, and decision-making skills (logical thought process, reasonability, timeliness)
* Guide buyers in developing/implementing strategies and able to adjust as required to achieve cost targets
* Develop innovative approaches to reduce costs and improve efficiency
* Strong written and verbal communication skills

Additional Position Factors:
Sitting 80%, Standing 10% and walking 10%
OT may be necessary at times, 5%-10% typical
Travel could be required to other Honda facilities and suppliers not limited to North America

At Honda, you will play a key role in our journey to become a company that society wants to exist now, and in the future. Your endless curiosity will drive innovation and your courageous spirit will challenge the status quo. We believe having a workforce made up of diverse thinkers and innovators makes us a better Honda. Respect for each other and respect for diversity each and every day drives our associates to contribute at the highest level and work effectively in a team environment. We make the dream of mobility a reality with our innovative and high-quality products. Together, we Bring the Future to our customers, associates, and communities. We are Honda!

What differentiates Honda and make us an employer of choice?

Total Rewards:
Competitive base salary
Overtime compensation
Annual Bonus
Associate lease car program with a cost
Industry leading Benefit Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision)
Paid time off, including vacation, paid holidays, sick time, personal days
401K Plan with company match + additional contribution
Relocation assistance (if eligible)

Career Growth:
Advancement opportunities
Career mobility
Education reimbursement for continued learning
Training and Development programs

Additional Offerings:
Wellbeing program
Community service and engagement programs
Product programs
Free drinks onsite

Honda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.

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