SUMMARY:The Cost Analyst will report to the Plant Finance Manager and be responsible for PCM and Innovation Analysis, AOP/LE Expense Planning, and Variance Analysis as it relates to operations including labor, yields, material usage, overhead, and absorption. Manage and maintain cost standards and bills of material. Performance guidance and review with operations management, including LEAN, CI, and other initiatives. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Partner with Manufacturing to determine savings associated with efficiency and other process improvements. Work with Procurement on product formulation and purchasing cost savings opportunities. Work with R&D / Marketing on new product launches. Provide productcost analysis for proposed new products. Provide AOP product cost review / analysis support. Produce various weekly / period / quarterly analyses and variance reports for Plant Management review. Lead lean processes as a Plant Lead Champion. Demonstrate Lean thinking and participate in Plant Problem Solving and Kaizen events. Track the flow of Inventory through the SAP system. Work with manufacturing to ensure cycle counts are accurate and reconciliations of staging areas are complete. Participate in the monthly close process. Conduct quarterly Sarbanes-Oxley audits of various key controls Special projects as needed.QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting, preferred In lieu of Bachelor's Degree, equivalent work experience may be considered. 1-3 years of manufacturing cost systems experience, with consumer product industry experience strongly preferred Strong analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills required Proficient knowledge of MS Office applications Proficient knowledge of ERP systems, preferably SAP Proficient knowledge of cost accounting principles Proficient knowledge of accounting principles Basic knowledge of financial analysis Understands operations process flow Ability to support CI/LEAN & other cost savings initiativesTo view a full job description and submit your resume for consideration, click APPLY TO THIS POSITION below and follow the prompts.Apply for this job.