Sr Product Cost Analyst, Supply Management - REMOTE


Auto req ID: 17661  
Title: Sr Product Cost Analyst, Supply Management - REMOTE  
Job Function: Materials and Procurement  
Location: Remote 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company  
Full or Part-Time: Full Time  

 At Harley-Davidson, we are building more than machines. It’s our passion and commitment to continue the evolution of this storied brand, and heighten the desirability of the Harley-Davidson experience. To keep building our legend and leading our industry through innovation, evolution, and emotion we need the best and brightest talent. We stand for the timeless pursuit of adventure. Freedom for the soul. Are you ready to join us?


We maximize employee flexibility and well-being through a virtual mindset that supports our highly distributed, global workforce. We take an outcome-focused, people-centered approach to winning, including welcoming the best talent - wherever they may be.


This remote role is not tightly linked to a physical location and provides flexibility in where, when and how you accomplish your work.


The role of the Sr. Product Cost Analyst is one of technical partner with Procurement, Engineering and Finance professionals supporting: cost model development for target setting; analysis for cost reduction opportunities; a data-based approach to economic management.  This role values knowledge of product, process, and financial skills that correlate with operational performance and rate development.  The Product Costing Analyst needs to be able to bring business perspective to the data.  Project analysis (regional and global) and intercompany interface will be required on an ongoing basis. We have openings in the following commodity areas:
•    Electrical
•    Castings/forgings/metal fabrication
•    Vehicle bodywork

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
•    Ability to review product cost for reasonableness: material usage, material cost, equipment requirements, labor requirements, cycle times, tooling and capital requirements for new business or changes to current business.
•    Ability to convert an operational income statement into a rate model.
•    Using data and commodity knowledge to establish different views of cost: actuals v. should be v. could be v. market
•    The ability to build a cost model to the different views of cost.
•    Establishing price targets based on product design.  
•    Partnering with Procurement professionals to assess and analyze supplier quotes and assist in negotiations.
•    Provide a data-based view of material economics impact.
•    Identify specific gaps to “could be” performance, for the development of clear cost reduction action plans.
•    Identifying cost gaps through data analysis and supplier factory visits, and partnering with Procurement to close those gaps
•    Capacity to bring financial perspective to costing data.
•    Communicate / Educate the organization regarding the cost data.
•    Ability to bridge financial data
•    Actively contribute to departmental initiatives/process improvements to enhance the overall department’s effectiveness.
•    Commitment to use costing procedures and tools
•    Commitment to work in a team environment.



•    Four Year College Technical Degree (Finance, Business, Supply Chain or Engineering) Preferred


•    Typically requires 5 years experience as financial analyst or 5 years’ experience in an engineering role.
•    Experience in automotive, industrial and/or financial industry experience is preferred.
•    Able to read and interpret component drawings, specifications, and standards, 
•    Good computer skills, i.e., MS Office, especially Excel.
•    Proven interpersonal and teamwork skills.
•    Occasional travel required

Harley-Davidson is an equal opportunity employer that continues to build a culture of inclusion, belonging and equity through our commitment to attracting and retaining diverse talent from all backgrounds, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We believe in fairness and providing a level playing field for all. We foster a culture that thrives on diverse perspectives and contributions to ignite the creativity and innovation to fuel our business and enhance the employee and customer experience.

We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. Learn more about Harley-Davidson here.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

Direct Reports: No 
Travel Required: 0 - 10% 
COVID-19 Vaccine Required: No 
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance 






Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

Job Segment: Supply, Financial Analyst, Procurement, Supply Chain, Data Analyst, Operations, Finance, Data