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Cost Managers (Resources/Components)


Reporting to the Head of Costings, sets out Company’s benchmarks for all Cost Components (direct costs). Ensuring that all company’s procedures are constantly adhered to. Analyse and report actual versus standards, identifying deviations, and directing company’s efforts in keeping within set standards.

Key accountabilities

  • Controlling

Proactively monitor monthly manning, with special focus on indirect staff. Challenge the status quo.

Scrutiny of contractors’ utilization, overtime, residual holidays and activities carried during holidays / Sundays. Challenge the status quo.

Insourcing / outsourcing scenarios (make / buy), thinking out of the box.

Set up yearly standard costs for the resources area

  • Reporting

Prepare the monthly month end reports and variance analysis on the actual costs

Build the yearly budget components and related analysis vs. previous year and standards

Proactively suggest improvement areas in terms of cost cutting, waste reduction.

Production per line and per site. Promote synergies and lower the transit/lead times also for internal supplied materials.

  • Efficiency Drive

Daily cooperation with other Depts. to ensure that identified solutions are delivered within timelines. Ideally at least 30% of the time should be spent out of the office.

Work with other departments to gather and validate business requirements and ensure all processes are followed.


Ideal Candidate profile:

  • Education

Recognised Accounting  qualification, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent

  • Experience

Ideally 7 years’ accounting experience, of which ideally at least 4 in factory costing, actual period end closing, variance calculation, standard cost budget.

Functional experience in F&C overall with sound knowledge of ERP systems (preferably Microsoft AX).

  • Technical skills

Strong understanding of Material Ledger, transfers of semi-finished products between factories, sales of rework materials, production declaration, inventory cycle counts and costing year to date calculation.

Integration of costing with manufacturing, plant maintenance and quality assurance.

Desired knowledge in: COGS

  • Competencies

Analytical thinking and problem solving

Action orientated


Influencing and Impact, including conflict management

Programme and Project management

Monitoring and Measuring

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    Full Time
  • Employment level:
    Middle Management