Website TG Kentucky

Cost Planning Specialist

Department: 005500 – PPCC
Location: Lebanon , KY
Shift: 1st Shift
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The Cost Planning Specialist is to complete the functions of reviewing cost planning information to ensure it reflects actual process/product condition, identify variances from the cost sheet and lead improvement activity to ensure profitability at SOP on an accurate and timely basis within the framework of the objectives and policies established by the PPCC Executive General Manager and TGKY Management.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  1. Utilize existing standardized cost accounting methods and prepare cost accounting analysis and reports that help company identify weak areas that need improvement.
  2. Perform the cost planning process for new programs. This would include items such as a series of reviews of cost estimates both before and after SOP to determine if target profits are achieved, conduct cost reduction planning meetings with other departments to reduce cost of parts in new programs, attend trials to monitor cost results.
  3. Internal cost analysis and cost reporting for actual condition of TGKY products and processes. This would include items such as material prices, process improvements, process changes, actual labor, machine, overhead and defect rates, material usage (yield), variances from standards, actual cost vs. budget cost, etc.
  4. Identify and drive opportunities to lower the cost of goods manufactured and take a leadership role to implement corrective actions.
  5. Lead cost planning and cost simulation efforts towards achieving profit goals before SOP.
  6. Track tooling costs and reimbursements for new programs.
  7. Track ECI costs and reimbursements.
  8. Ensure product price (prototype through SOP) is entered by sales in a timely manner and is reasonable compared to actual cost.
  9. Maintain awareness and understand the roles and responsibilities regarding the environmental policies, management system, and objectives and targets by attending the required training. Perform all tasks in accordance with the EMS procedures and practices and minimize the impact of their activities on the environment.



This job has no supervisory responsibilities.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Excellent organizational, analytical and communication/presentation skills.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Strong problem resolution skills, along with customer service and team orientation skills.

Proven leadership ability and excellent interpersonal skills.

Ability to work well with others in a team environment.

Accuracy is a must.


Bachelor degree in accounting related field preferred or one or more years of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Clear, concise written and verbal skills and problem-solving skills required. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of team members.



Computer proficiency with MS Office products, particularly Excel.



Basic math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division is necessary. The ability to express numbers as a decimal, convert numbers into percentages and from percentages to whole numbers, ability to express numbers as a fraction and perform basic math operations using positive and negative numbers and as ratios or averages. Basic algebra along with knowing the order of operations to solve a math problem.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.



Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Salary Range:

$58,000 – $67,000

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

TG Kentucky, LLC (TGKY) is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

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