CBU Controller - Commercial Vehicles - FIN15866

Function: Finance
Localization: United States - Indiana - Columbus
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 6th November 2018
Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer
"Technical Perfection and automotive passion" is what defines Faurecia. We design, engineer and provide the best in technology, systems and services for automobile makers in every major market on all five continents. If you share our ambition for technical perfection and our passion for all things automotive, Faurecia has a career for you.
"Faurecia, a driving force…for your professional growth."
Our North American Faurecia Clean Mobility Division is looking for a CVE CVE (Commercial Vehicles Emission) CBU Controller to support our Commercial Vehicle regional business unit. This position is based out of the  Clean Mobility Crossroads site (Technical Center & headquarter of Clean Mobility Division North America) in Columbus, IN.
The CVE CBU Controller is in charge of securing the implementation of program controlling basics during the full product cycle (from acquisition to serial life), providing a consolidated view of the RBU (Regional Business Unit) program financial performance, managing the program controlling. The main missions of the role are to:
  • Ensure program controlling procedures and Golden Rules are implemented and followed at acquisition and development phase
    • Ensure program controller teams are informed and trained to controlling procedures and golden rules
    • Ensure that controlling procedures and golden rules are implemented
    • Alert and arbitrate in case of discrepancies
  • Highlight Program Cash status and provide recommendation to the management
    • Provide a consolidated view of Program Cash status and communicate it to the RBU
    • Challenge Upfront level in term of cost as well as payment method :
      - Capex : Reuse ? Usage of available capacities ?
      - Reduce payment terms for ECR/ECO upfront cost (cash,short term PPA,….)
      - Secure tooling & prototype invoicing in due time
  • Provide and secure R&D controlling inputs
    • Understand & Produce rates for core team hours
    • Participate to budget preparation (hours & expenses forecast / program)
    • Provide Capitalization booking data for the related programs
    • Provide Capitalization rules for the related programs
  • Provide program financial communication towards core team, management and plants involved
    • Prepare Forecast/Budget/PMT inputs (PPA, costs, selling price, cash,…)
    • Analyze Monthly Program margin for program in serial life
    • Analyze Monthly Program squeeze for program in serial life
    • Provide loss to completion calculation for the related programs
    • Issue Monthly (at least quarterly) Program Financial dashboard
  • Validate Request For Quotation (RFQ) BP and Initial Business Plan (IBP) at acquisition phase
  • Others
    • Manage the Program Controlling at RBU Level
    • Lead Program Financial Audits
The ideal candidate will have/be :
  • Business School or Engineering background with a Finance degree or Masters Degree in Finance
  • Minimum 5/8 years experience in an industrial environment including a controlling experience at plant level
  • Team Management experience
  • Ability to manage uncertainty and resist to stakeholder pressure
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills and autonomy
  • Good negotiation skills and arbitration abilities
  • Good knowledge of Faurecia business model
  • Ability to challenge status quo and implement effective changes to improve controlling performance
  • Bilingual (fluent in English required)
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia's Code of Ethics and Code of Management

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