Cost Management Specialist

In partnership with our client, a leader in OEM automotive industry, ResourceTek is seeking a Cost Management Specialist to join their team near Huntsville, AL. This is a direct hire opportunity.



  • Initially will support the establishment and ramp-up of total company and departmental budgets and cash forecast functions at a large, high-volume, cutting-edge automotive manufacturing operation.
  • Visualize actual vs budget cost for Assembly Manufacturing groups.  Manage accounts and cost centers for all Assembly shops.  Support Cost Kaizen activities.  Provide detailed analysis for target variances.



  • Work closely with Japanese team members.
  • Responsible for creating actual vs. budget templates and analysis.
  • Responsible for supporting cost improvement management activities.
  • Responsible for tracking and visualizing manufacturing actual vs. budget cost.
  • Study budget cost and lead PDCA activities.
  • Work closely with all accounting functions and manufacturing departments.
  • Complete monthly close activities related to costs.
  • Create cost targets for variable accounts.
  • Cross train other specialists as needed.
  • Be available to work OT and travel as needed (domestically and internationally.)
  • Support establishing the foundation of accounting and finance department such as policy setting and creating templates.
  • Create standardized work and manuals for the operation and job above.
  • Will interface with internal executives, managers, assistant managers, specialists, and group leaders cross-functionally as needed, to foster positive and clear channels of communication.
  • Will participate in financial audits and visits as requested.
  • Will be held accountable for achieving defined Individual and Continuous Improvement objectives related to cost management functions.
  • Participation in accounting functions as needed.
  • To strictly adhere to company Safety and other policies as documented.



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Production/Industrial Engineering, Accounting, Finance, or business-related field required.
  • 3-5 years Accounting or Production/Industrial Engineering Experience required.
  • Experience with MS Excel required.
  • Good communication skills and attention to detail required.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Financials or SAP/ERP preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge of accounting regulations preferred.
  • Excel experience (formulas, look-ups, tables) preferred.
  • Experience with MS Word, Power Point, Outlook, Access Database preferred.
  • Good communication skills preferred.
  • Good analytical skills preferred.



Company offers excellent benefits including paid time off and Medical / Dental / Vision Insurances as well as a generously matched 401K.


Please apply today or reach out to one of our knowledgeable recruiters for more information.