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ZF Cost Estimator - Long term Contract role in Farmington Hills, Michigan

Cost Estimator - Long term Contract role

Division U - Global Electronics


Job Description

Job Description

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. ZF has a global workforce of approximately 138,300 at 230 locations in 40 countries. Working at ZF is more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to imagine and create global mobility for tomorrow – and beyond.

Are you up for the challenge?

Position Description

  • The Financial Analyst – Cost Estimator will run business case scenarios supporting multiple product lines including Chassis (Braking/Steering) and ADAS/Passive Safety as needed. This is a long-term contract position with the opportunity to become full-time.

Position Requirements

  • Ensuring the accuracy of the key inputs such as sales price, BOM cost, manufacturing solution, engineering estimate, etc.

  • Providing timely feedback to the Product Line Portfolio/Sales team

  • Reviewing key metrics versus the Operating/Strategic Plan

  • Running multiple what-if scenarios with Portfolio/Sales

  • Understanding the technical aspects of the product and how it compares to previous quotes with other customers;

  • Update financial metrics during the GDPEP process or Capital Spending preparation

  • Performing regular ad-hoc analyses as needed

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferred Accounting or Finance related

  • 2 – 4 years in a manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge of costing for different manufacturing processes (Injection Molding, Stamping, Die Casting, Electronics, or Assembly)

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Automotive industry experience, preferred

  • Detail oriented with an attitude for continuous improvement

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

Required Education and Experience

Experience and Skill Requirements

Position Status


Functional Area



Farmington Hills




United States

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

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