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Regional Costing Manager

Date: Sep 25, 2021

Location: Other/Not Applicable, DE

Company: Leggett & Platt

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Leggett & Platt’s overall mission is a commitment to enhance lives – by delivering quality products, offering empowering and rewarding careers, and doing our part in bringing about a better future.



We at Leggett & Platt Automotive are looking for a Regional Costing Manager (f/m/d) to join our Financial Planning & Analysis Team at our office in Nuremberg, Germany. In this role, you will oversee the entire costing process for Europe and report directly to the Global Director of FP&A.


If you are looking for a challenging, but rewarding opportunity to showcase your expertise, we want you!


What you will be doing?

  • Lead and develop the European team of Costing Analysts (1 direct report)
  • Lead cost modeling activities by product line for the European region (A, B, D, H, UK) under the direction of FP&A for global consistency, and in conjunction with Finance for statutory accounting completeness mapped to a global model.
  • Create cost models under the direction of FP&A (including calculation of KPIs) utilizing standard methodologies and templates for quotes, projects, programs, and changes. Lead strategic quote reviews in coordination with FP&A Managers.
  • Ensure all internal and external deliverables are met, both accurately and on-time, while achieving internal hurdle rates for ROI and EBIT. Review and explain results, changes, impacts and potentials with different functions and Management.
  • Coordinate with Costing Managers in other regions on global matters as needed (e.g. combine project costing to global program views, consistent global messaging into the customer, etc.).
  • Work closely with the Director of FP&A and FP&A Managers to continuously improve models and related activities. Provide input and guidance to FP&A Managers for capital planning purposes.
  • Work with team and branch personnel for cost saving opportunities via model analysis. Lead impact of change analysis and what-if scenarios with the costing team and branch personnel.
  • Drive consistency and efficiency across the region for billable tooling tracking and recovery.



We are looking for someone with:

  • Post-secondary degree from an accredited University in Accounting, Finance, Business or related
  • Professional designation (CMA, CPA) and/or MBA is a plus
  • 8+ years of experience in Product Costing/Cost Analysis within a manufacturing environment (automotive preferred), with at least 4 years of managerial experience
  • Ability to work on global teams, proficient in verbal and written communication ­
  • Solid understanding of cost accounting and methodologies ­
  • Extensive experience with S&OP and budgeting/forecasting processes ­
  • Computer literacy, specifically Microsoft Excel (SQL a plus) ­
  • Proficiency in ERP systems, familiarity with Microsoft D365 preferred ­
  • Excellent analytical skills with an attention to detail and process ­
  • High integrity and ethical standards, and an ability to handle confidential information


Reasons you’ll love it here:

Our company culture reflects values like integrity, ownership, and authenticity. We take these to heart, and if you do as well, you’ll fit right in.


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