Financial Analyist - Purchasing
ZF Friedrichshafen - Florence, KY

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Financial Analyist - Purchasing

To lead efforts in ongoing development and implementation of reporting systems for Purchasing department, local lead for implementation of global systems for Purchasing department performance data reporting, take lead for location for Purchasing budget development and status reporting. Also functions as interface on controlling level data between Purchasing department and location Controlling department.

Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
Other duties may be assigned.
•POM implementation lead (full time or near full time for Q1 and Q2 2011).
•Annual Budget development with inputs from Commodity, Technical and Central functions.
•Preparation of Quarterly Business Plan updates and associated documents.
•Preparation of Monthly Material Consumption Report data for submission to local controlling.
•Support for Program Purchasing in development of Program Target Setting documents.
•Work with Controllers to define, develop and maintain bridge data to have a clear path from Purchasing results to Controlling / OE results.
•Provide support to Purchasing as backup SAP Key User for Purchasing.
•Participate with Central Purchasing Controller group to become expert on Central level reports and data, be able to re-produce Central datasets and dashboards from information extracted locally.
•Be able to define, develop and implement queries within Business Warehouse to support more precise evaluation of Purchasing performance and data integrity within SAP.
•Gatekeeper for assignment of savings values to additional measures.
•Primary support for special project meetings, status and follow up (Managing Growth, R++, Black Zero, etc.)
•Will serve as primary contact for Raw Material data between Purchasing, Sales, Controlling as well as responsibility to own and manage the data.
•Develop and implement standardized reporting documents and process for Technical Purchasing
•Ownership of process and controlled documents (hoping for the benefit of not being mentally entrenched in purchasing to see flaws).
•Provide detailed analysis for all localization and supplier changes.
•Purchasing cost center planning / V-Ist including allocation key development and analysis actual vs budget
•Analyze and approve Purchasing CapEx (VA/VE, localization, etc.)
•(Support) BOM cost analysis Plan/V-Ist vs. Actual for focus projects / lead products
•Control/improvement of SAP purchasing master data (e. g. material group assignment, info record vs. invoice price, ...)
•Coordination with design departments for improvement of predecessor / successor relation maintenance / master data in Axalant / GPIS.

Requirements: Education and/or Experience: Four year bachelor’s degree in any discipline, preferred Finance or Accounting and 1 to 3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience and familiarity with SAP system desired. Prior experience in purchasing a plus


Interested candidates should send us your CV to James Mills the contact listed below. Please reference the Job Title in the subject line.