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Assistant Department Leader-Controller (Asst. Controller)

Job Number:  44255
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Bowling Green Metalforming
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular


Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Role Summary

The Assistant Department Leader-Controller is responsible for supporting both the Department and the Department Leader performing various functions that will help guide and foster a team spirit that supports both the Employee Charter and the goals of Bowling Green Metalforming. The Assistant Department Leader-Controller is expected to initiate solutions to an array of situations, and maintain confidentiality. The Assistant Department Leader-Controller will have excellent presentation, motivational and team building skills. This position requires a motivated self-starter who can balance multiple tasks in a fast paced manufacturing environment with a positive, cooperative attitude.


Key Responsibilities

(This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. Team members will be required to follow any other job related instructions or to perform other job duties requested by their leader)

  1. Establish processes satisfactory to internal and external regulatory requirements.
  2. Review and analyze monthly financial statements and forecasts.
  3. Prepare the annual financial budget and 5-year plan.
  4. Investigate variances and make recommendations for cost reductions.
  5. Perform inventory, capital, and tooling management.
  6. Assist in the development of department team members.
  7. Prepare reports and present recommendations to top management.
  8. Correlate with the Department Leader to achieve targets and objectives within the department.
  9. Develop, and foster strong working relations with individuals, teams, and overall department; carry out performance assessments, establish development/training requirements of the departmental team; and implement corrective measures if required in order to sustain effectiveness of services provided.
  10. Satisfy all regulatory process requirements for the position.
  11. Provide support to the Department through SAP system process improvements and automation of reports.
  12. Prepare annual property tax return.
  13. Provide monthly, quarterly, and annual financial roll analysis required by Group Office.
  14. Develop long term budget plan together with the Department Leader for the Department to control expenditures, assisting the Company and the Steering Team to achieve financial targets and objectives.
  15. Develop programs for Cost Savings and Cost Avoidance tracking, continuous improvement, establish procedures and job training.
  16. Participate in short and long-term supplier price reduction initiatives with engineering and materials departments in order to optimize products being purchased as well as reducing cost from the supply chain flow.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

These qualifications represent the minimum requirements of the position. Team members will be required to possess the ability and aptitudes to perform the duties proficiently.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Experience in an automotive manufacturing environment preferred
  • Post-secondary education corresponding to the position preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience preferred
  • Experience working with costing in a manufacturing environment including stamping, assembly, welding, and painting of complex components

Additional Information

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Bowling Green

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