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Business Development Analyst

Job Number:  42876
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Maple Stamping
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Group: Cosma International  
Division: Maple Stamping 
Job Type: Full-time/Permanent 
Location: 401 Caldari Road, Concord, ON, L4K 5P1 


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.



  • Would you love to use your commercial and engineering expertise to make a difference in such key areas as decarbonized mobility and world class manufacturing? 
  • Are you a strategic thinker capable of high quality analysis? 
  • Could you make an impact as a Business Analyst in a unique commercial role?

If so, we'd love to hear from you!

Maple Stamping is a world class manufacturer of Body and Chassis vehicle components, and works to create a better world of mobility responsibly.


  • We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and motivated individual on our Business Development team as a Business Analyst.
  • Reporting to the Business Development Manager, the Business Analyst will lead the development of business cases for new vehicle programs, undertake analysis to ensure effective decision making for the adoption of new technologies, and liaise with Account Managers through negotiation for new business.


  • Minimum post-secondary education in Commerce or Engineering.
  • 3 years financial analysis/accounting experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Success in this role will require a critical thinker, who is good at understanding intertwining manufacturing and commercial concepts, and able to correlate information from various sources to inform your analysis.
  • Good command of the English language, both verbal and written, able to adapt your communication style to suit diverse audiences.


Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for tracking and reporting monthly Contribution Margins.
  • Develop annual budget/forecasts for Contribution Margins.
  • Responsible for piece price cost breakdowns as part of engineering change quotes prepared consistently with customer history and current market conditions.
  • Responsible for tooling breakdowns as part of engineering change quotes ensuring that all tooling costs are captured and invoiced on a timely basis.
  • Coordinate and obtain engineering approval for tooling invoicing.
  • Responsible for all program related capital expenditure requests for submission to group office.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Analyze cost impact of engineering changes and track impact on contribution margin throughout the life of program.
  • Track customer givebacks on contribution margin throughout the life of program.
  • Tracking key financial measures such as payback and net present value.
  • Assist in collection of accounts receivable and outstanding customer pricing issues.
  • Support month-end close process and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Assist in coordinating the documentation required for divisions SR & ED claim Filings.
  • Participates / encourages participation in Continuous Improvement / Suggestion Programs.

Core Competencies

  • Analytically minded with solid organizational and communication skills able to meet prescribed deadlines, sometimes under pressure.
  • Ability to consult, set goals, objectives and timelines and measure and monitor progress and results against plan through effective use of standard project management tools and techniques.
  • Works effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to balance multiple demands and take on a considerable workload, while working with minimal supervision. Is aware of how the company’s business meets lean processes and supports making decisions to achieve Lean principles throughout the business development process (quote, design phase and implementation of program)
  • Works effectively without supervision.
  • Works outside of regular administration hours when necessary, to meet deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project).
  • Ability to work in a strict confidential environment.

Working Conditions

  • Normal amount of sitting or standing, average mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer, may require local travel.
  • Must have a valid passport & drivers license as travel is required on occasion.
  • Occasionally exposed to noise and temperature change, lubricants and vibration.
  • Wears all PPE as required.

Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

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