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Head of Costing - Manufacturing Industry

A leader in Manufacturing and Export is seeking to employ a Head of Costing to join their team of specialists.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the team: coaching and facilitating talent development. Increase functional knowledge.
  • Control all COGS areas: coordinate the cost specialists to secure robust cost controlling in both cost components and resources areas.
  • Coordinate standard cost annual review and constant update / fine tune.
  • Prepare annual COGS budget and re-forecasts (i.e. F 6+6). Simulations on cost savings / scenarios, including logistics optimizations.
  • Prepare variance analysis: constantly monitor results against such previous year, budget and standards.
  • Proactively contribute to preparation of complex projects including capital projects. Follow up: ensure expected results are delivered.
  • Identify areas for improvement and functionality Gaps and introduce new and improved processes and concepts.
  • Make or buy analysis / scenarios.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Recognised Accounting qualification, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent.
  • 10 years’ of relevant experience (of which min. 3 in the leading role) in costing and P&L reporting, COGS valuation, financial consolidation and management reporting.
  • Functional experience in F&C overall with sound knowledge of ERP systems (preferably AX).
  • Strong understanding of general business processes, COGS, reconciliation, margin in consolidation, transfer pricing, forecast.
  • Knowledge to draft Functional Specs and coordinate training and implementation
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Action orientated
  • Influencing and Impact, including conflict management
  • Programme and Project management