Head of R&D and Project Controlling

04_Professionals (technical)
BU4 Electronics & Mechatronics


Lead the team of Project Controllers for North America. Cooperate cross functional with Key account, Project Management, Purchase and Plant Controlling on commercial planning activities.



  • Lead and Coordinate month end closing Activities

  • Prepare deviation analysis and provide action plan with the Side Management

  • Lead and coordinate Performance reviews with Side management and Project Management

  • Prepare and coordinate financial short and midterm planning for the R&D Center and R&D Projects

  • Prepare year end closing activities and coordinate with finance

  • Oversee and lead investment planning for the R&D Center

  • Responsible for maintaining Complete month end settlement costs for from Validation Management System (VAMAS), prototype shop, and Integra projects.

  • Gross functional work with other departments to improve SAP and BW based systems and processes

  • Coordinate interna and external Audits

Project Controlling

  • Review of yearly FACTON update (i.e. labor rates, overheads, machine rates)

  • Analyze regional and product segment BU customer project portfolio, identify potential improvement areas and drive optimization measurement definition and implementation

  • Economic evaluation and participation in release of quotations (MSPs)

  • Lead and develop the Project Controller/ Commercial Planner regional / segment BU Customer Projects team capabilities and effectiveness

  • Improvement of quotation and planning processes and quality for quotation calculations

  • Support sales and Project Management regarding economic aspects to negotiate with customers

  • Continuously improves the calculation basis and assists in the development of calculation standards (controlling)

  • Coordination of transitions between acquisition, development, series standard and actual calculation



  • Education: Bachelor's Degree In Business or Sciences required; MBA preferred

  • +5 years of experience in a financial analysis and/or cost estimating role

  • Experience with ERP Systems

  • Proficient in SAP/Business Warehouse

  • Experience with R&D Controlling Software prefered

  • Understanding of corporate and unit policies and procedures

  • Advanced Excel skills a must; experience with Microsoft Office tools required

  • Strong systems skills/aptitude; learning on the fly

  • Ability to balance detail analysis with ‘bigger picture’

  • Proven critical thinking skills

  • Experience leading a team preferred

  • Experience with FACTON preferred



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Facts about the job

Benefits:  Benefits-US/CH_CN_DI_IB_LI_MA_MP_MW_OB_PH
Entry level:  Management
Part- / Full-time:  Full Time
Functional area:  Finance Accounting & Controlling

Amherst, NY, US

Company:  MAHLE Manufacturing Management Inc.

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