Manager, Costing Department
Meridian Automotive Systems
§Responsible for managing an estimating department with sales of 500 million dollars.Includes ensuring timely new business quoting, pre and post launch quoting, reporting various measurables to executive management, administration of the quotation software and updating cost models where appropriate.
§Liaise with Sales and Operations to ensure the appropriate communication takes place relative to customer needs and production costs.
§Championed a group to facilitate the process of new business quotations.Created a new process using current software with an emphasis toward timeliness and accuracy.
§Created reports for management to track various process measurements using Crystal reporting.
§Reviewed current cost models in detail and made recommendations for updating for accuracy.Created activity based cost models for several facilities.Led the initiative for corporate wide use of activity based costs.