Allen Park, MI
Cost Coach is responsible to lead commodity team through the cost process on forward-model programs to establish cost targets. Cost Coach is primarily program management that facilitates the commodity team to help achieve the best possible cost target. The Cost Coach is an independent team member that provides process adherence that will generate a consistent high quality of data from the BC@J1 process.
Proficient written & verbal communication skills Good conflict management skills Adept at working across organizational boundaries to accomplish tasks Motivation skills to drive teams to best-in-class performance
2+ years of experience in automotive industry or other in program management roles Demonstrated experience successfully working with and leading cross-functional and supplier teams.
Engineering or Purchasing background and prior functional experience are a plus Desired experience in Program Management, Purchasing, Sourcing, Quote preparation and/or Cost Estimating preferred Well versed in Cost Processes (experience with target setting tools, Design-to-Target methodology, or familiarity with decision making process for trade-offs)
Bachelor's engineering degree or equivalent
Flexibility and can-do attitude
Matt started with Contract Professionals, Inc. in November 2014. He began as a Technical Recruiter assigned to the automotive team. He worked hand in hand with account managers, to spearhead specific projects with CPI's clients. Driven to succeed, Matt achieved his goal(s) within the first year. He continued working on accounts and he learned the leadership process throughout his 4-year career at CPI.
When the opportunity presented itself, he was promoted to Account Manager of the automotive division. He navigates the challenges in this new role by utilizing the senior staff in the office.
Matt was awarded a Bachelor of Art in Environmental Studies at University of Michigan. Matt also received an Associate degree in Automotive Mechanics from a local community college.
Matt is thriving as a new Account Manager at CPI, and he looks forward to the challenges that await him in the workforce solutions industry.