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Cost Analyst- Senior

General Summary:
The Cost Analyst- Senior  will be responsible for performing complex financial and operational analysis to support the purchasing organization in meeting strategic business objectives. 
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops cost modeling tools and capabilities to mature the cost estimating skill set and support Target Cost initiatives
  • Develops material cost tables based on historical information using parametric estimating methods and statistical analysis techniques
  • Researches existing third party cost modeling software, provide recommendations, prepare implementation plans, and support distribution of products to user groups
  • Acts as a subject matter expert for cost modeling tools
  • Creates and validates cost tables – Leading cross functional teams in the identification of cost drivers and the development of parametric cost models
  • Identifies CER’s and provide statistical performance measures
  • Maintains cost tables
  • Implements cost modeling software solutions – Leading cross functional teams to evaluate and implement a cost modeling capability across the enterprise
  • Supports Value Engineering initiatives/strategy – Developing expertise in value engineering process and capabilities, to support design to cost initiatives
  • Maintains manuals and distribute information about best practices and value engineering successes
  • Creates detailed project plans and statements of work
  • Manages the implementation of projects across the organization
  • Participates in cost reduction initiatives as needed

Education, Work Experience, Certification and/or Licensure:
  • BS in Finance, Math or Engineering, MBA preferred
  • Previous experience developing cost models, and working in a target cost environment.
  • 5 to 10+ years of experience in an aerospace manufacturing cost analysis function preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge and familiarity with cost modeling software and be capable of recommending software solutions
  • Working knowledge and familiarity of aircraft design and manufacturing methods is required
  • Thorough working knowledge of the impacts of cost drivers
  • Proficiency with one or more of the following software programs/cost modeling software - SAP, Facton, SEER; Proficiency in SEER is highly preferred. 
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings
  • Ability to interface with subject matter experts to incorporate key cost drivers into cost tables
  • Ability to provide insight into optimizing design for cost
  • Ability to perform statistical analysis to produce cost models, and provide confidence bands for results
  • Ability to operate in a fast paced, product development environment, and will be required to develop processes and procedures to improve their work function
  • Strong analytical ability, attention to details and the ability to communicate complex issues using simple, concise language are critical to success in this role

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.
Job Number: 1810082355
Job Location: Greensboro, NC
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 04/23/2018
Attention: Sheila Hernandez
Address: 3201 CHERRY RIDGE DR STE A103
City, State: SAN ANTONIO, TX 78230-4824
Phone: 210/524-1496
800 Phone: 866/570-1503

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