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Cost Analyst 

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Cost Analyst

About Proterra

Communities are growing and evolving, and with that, our transportation needs are changing. Now more than ever, we need smart solutions that provide safer, more reliable and cleaner transit. Every day, Proterra works to meet those needs, with the world’s best-performing zero-emission buses. Our revolutionary battery-electric buses help fleet operators abandon fossil fuels, improve environmental quality and reduce operating costs. Join the Proterra Revolution.

About the Role

Proterra is hiring a Financial Analyst based in Burlingame, CA or Greenville, SC. The focus of the role is to lead the cost reduction effort for all components and optimize purchasing decisions. This is a very high visibility role that is critical to the success of the company and will require interaction with every organization at all levels. It is a unique opportunity to be exposed to a wide variety of manufacturing processes, suppliers, and systems of a heavy-duty electric vehicle. Success depends on interpersonal and analytical skills that can be utilized to drive change in an organization. Some travel will be required to visit manufacturing plants and suppliers. Our plants are located in Burlingame, CA, Los Angeles, CA and Greenville, SC. The role will report to the VP of Finance.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the below. Responsibilities will evolve alongside the company’s needs and increase with strong performance.

  • Develop and maintain an accurate forecast for the Bill of Material working closely with the Engineering and Supply Chain organizations
  • Own the cost reduction forecast and drive a cross functional team towards targets
  • Manage all cost reduction projects with owners in supply chain and engineering teams to ensure timely and on-target completion and raise issues regularly
  • Evaluate actual cost performance compared to plan and present to executive team monthly
  • Guide organization on long term cost targets and savings opportunities, collaborate with partners in operations to brainstorm new ideas
  • Work with / visit suppliers to learn about manufacturing processes and understand cost structure
  • Review supplier selection decisions for new components and supplier contracts for existing components
  • Develop cost targets for new programs, and inform architecture and design decisions from a cost perspective
  • Develop cost and pricing for customer options and configurations

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other technical field from a top-tier university, with strong academic record; MBA preferred
  • 2-4 years of experience in consulting and/or financial analysis; experience in manufacturing environment preferred
  • Advanced financial modeling and project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and written / verbal communication skills
  • Maintains the highest level of integrity, respect for others, and a positive attitude
  • Committed to the timely delivery of detail-oriented work and continuous improvement
  • Passion for sustainability and / or transportation
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and desire to learn and make an impact

Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra does not permit or tolerate unlawful discrimination against applicants or Employees.

 
Position Requirements  
EOE Statement Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).  

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