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Senior Commercial Analyst

Job Number:  47106
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular


Group Description

The Magna Exteriors portfolio of products includes access systems such as liftgates, exterior trim, modular systems, front-end modules including fascia, active aerodynamic systems and other lightweight structural components for automotive, commercial truck and other industrial markets.

Recognized globally as an innovator in all aspects of vehicle exteriors, Magna provides everything needed, from materials development and design through manufacturing and assembly, to help automakers create sleek, state-of-the-art vehicles across the world.


Role Summary

Reporting to the Commercial Manager UK, this is a very broad commercial role across Sales, Operations and Finance

Key Responsibilities


  • Supporting and managing the quoting and costing activities for new and existing business opportunities.
  • To be able to assess manufacturing processes and understand and be able to define the cost drivers.
  • Analysis of all customer RFQ’s to ensure all required information is available to put together a quotation pack for a new enquiry or a change to existing.
  • To assist in driving the production of appropriate data to ensure that all enquiries are managed efficiently and within agreed timescales.
  • Support and prepare commercial claims in conjunction with the customer account managers.
  • Liaise closely with all Operational Departments and Purchasing to obtain the correct input data required for all new business opportunities and customer claims
  • Ability to interpret product concept sheets and complex BOM’s.
  • To be able to complete the companies costing model to develop business cases to be presented and approved through the quote approval process.
  • Support in the preparation of the annual Business plan activities.
  • Be the team leader for the department, and the Commercial Manger UK’s deputy, for the division
  • To provide and support all reporting activities required for the commercial department.
  • Support in VE/VA activities
  • To support the Commercial Manager UK, acting as his representative in internal and external meetings as required
  • Conduct and lead meetings with various cross-functional team members to support the quoting process and existing programs.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience working within manufacturing in a commercial, cost analyst role, ideally in the automotive sector.
  • Must have a good understanding of absorption and activity-based costing
  • Good Commercial background with ideally experience of dealing with automotive OEM’s
  • Good Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team player
  • Ideally have a financial/business qualification
  • Good understand of manufacturing processes.
  • Strong analyst with experience in Excel key.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • MAFACT processes and principals (internal training).
  • Candidates must be able to work using their own initiative,  and be able to liaise with other functions and departments at all levels within the company.
  • Manual dexterity.

Literacy and numeracy

Additional Information

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