Manufacturing Cost Analyst

Des Plaines, IL

Posted: 10/24/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Finance and Accounting Job Number: 4939 Pay Rate: $85000

Job Description

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Our full service sheet metal manufacturing client is seeking to add a NEW Manufacturing Cost Analyst to their team in Des Plaines, IL. They are looking for someone to help find ways to make operations more cost-efficient. The Mfg. Cost Analyst will complete monthly closing activities related to manufacturing costs, labor and overhead absorption, work-in- process inventory, freight and duties to ensure timeliness and accuracy of closing procedures. A successful candidate will perform variance analysis between actual and standard costs as well as monitor, analyze and report on inventory valuation, production, and various other cost.

This is a DIRECT HIRE opportunity!

Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure process integrity within Cost/Inventory and work team members to resolve process issues
  • Analyze and review bills of materials to ensure accurate product costings
  • Assists with new fiscal year comp plans (give input and analysis), special activities related to forecast and closing the year
  • Analyze and report production costs at standard and actual and provide explanations as products move through the manufacturing process
  • Analyze and report process efficiency, production variances including price variance, material variance, labor variance, and volume variance and the impact on the unit manufacturing cost (UMC)
  • Gather and analyze financial data including inventory level analysis
  • Prepare detailed reports, both periodically and ad-hoc
  • Conduct audits on financial processes and transactions
  • Monitor changes in processes or methods to calculate effects on overall costs
  • Estimate products costs for existing and new products
  • Forecast and analyze costs of processes, labor and inventory
  • Suggest cost-reducing or profitable solutions


  • Minimum 3+ years’ proven experience required in Production Inventory Control and Manufacturing Processes as a inventory analyst, cost specialist or similar role
  • Knowledge of accounting processes and ERP/MRP system (Epicor Vantage a plus)
  • Experience in data, operational and financial analysis



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