Assistant Program Controller at Yanfeng Global Automotive Interiors

Posted in Art 10 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Novi, Michigan

Job Description:

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. YFAI is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has 114 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 20 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture interior components for all automakers. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), the component group of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), and Adient, the global leader in automotive seating. For more information, please visit

Main Responsibilities

  • Commercial Savings Forecasting / Implementation (contractual LTA, Resin, etc) - Current and Future year

  • Awarded Program Financial Tracking (Budget, Recovery, etc)

  • Tooling Budget Management / Recovery (Payment)

  • Load and Maintain Metrix

  • Tooling Authorization / Kick Off

  • Tooling Budget Management / Recovery (Payment)

  • Capital Appropriations Request (CAR) & Feasibility Study

  • Maintain Launch Expense Budget and Tracking

  • Obtain FSO Approvals

  • Profit analysis for SOP + X months to analyze the profitability of project in production as compared to business case

  • Prepares targets for purchasing on purchase part costs

  • Consolidates/challenges SDT response

  • Cost change in Metrix

  • Profit Plan & 5 Year Plan (including CBU accrual for contractual / non-contractual savings)

  • Change Management / Drive Program Profitability Improvement (Phase 2-6)

  • Tie off with Plant on updated standards

  • Establish Inter-Company Pricing

  • Launch Portfolio Tracker

  • Provide monthly financial updates for program reviews

  • Understand month end reporting and improve collaboration with Operations Finance Team

  • Prepare monthly "Ops Review - Commercial Focus" materials

  • Prepare "Quarterly CBU Review" materials

  • Prepare "Monthly Communications Meeting" materials

  • Submit Weekly Outlook

  • Prepare monthly Cap Ex Outlook

  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Common Requirements for all Employees:

  • Business Operating System (BOS): Understand, apply and meet all function-related BOS requirements.

  • Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS): Understand, apply and meet all function-related EHS requirements.

  • Product Safety: Understand, apply and meet all function-related Product Safety requirements.

  • Compliance: Understand, apply and meet all function-related Compliance requirements

  • Information Security: Understand, apply and meet all function-related IT / Information Security and confidentiality of YFAI information requirements.

  • Must comply with all company policies and procedures. 

  • Employee must have the ability to work additional hours and / or overtime as needed or assigned to complete job duties on time.

  • Ability to multitask, interact politely and professionally with customers, suppliers and vendors, and work cooperatively with employees at all levels.

  • Ability to maintain predictable and regular attendance, arrive to designated location on time, or be at assigned location ready to work for assignment (plant, corporate office, or remote).

Specific Requirements:


Bachelor Degree in Finance, Accounting, or equivalent work experience; Masters Degree preferred

Work Experience

2 - 4 Years Combined Finance Controller/Finance Management and/or Accounting Experience; Manufacturing/Automotive experience preferred



Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or relevant finance degree or equivalent

  • Proficient with multiple computer systems

    • Business Warehouse Reporting

    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint and PowerPoint)

    • QAD/SAP

  • Ability to communicate succinctly technical information to nontechnical audience.

  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data efficiently; create meaningful charts as needed to highlight issues, progress, priorities.

  • High aptitude for problem solving in order to resolve business, financial, customer, and organizational issues.

  • Proven interpersonal and teamwork skills.

  • Must possess highly effective analytical skills in areas of accounting, critical thinking, analysis and communication.

Physical Ability Requirements

Stationary Position (Sitting or Standing):                           Constantly

Movement (Walking):                                                         Occasionally

Carry Weight (Lifting up to 10 lbs):                                    Occasionally

Communication (Seeing/Talking/Hearing):                         Constantly

Use Hands/Fingers (Operate computer, printer, phone):   Constantly

Language Required and Preferred

Required:          English (Fluency with Reading, Writing, Speaking)

Preferred:          Spanish, Chinese

Work Environment

Office Environment

May frequent manufacturing plants and must follow all rules while visiting locations.


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities.  The Company reserves the right to revise the job description at any time.  Duties, responsibilities or activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.  The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily.  If requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, absent undue hardship.


I have read this job description and I fully understand all my job duties and responsibilities.  I am able to perform the duties and responsibilities as outlined, with or without reasonable accommodation.  I understand that my job duties and responsibilities may change on a temporary or regular basis according to the needs of my location or department and if so I will be required to perform such additional duties and responsibilities. 

I understand that this job description doesn’t constitute a contract of employment and that the company may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

If I have any questions about this job description, I should discuss them with my immediate supervisor or a member of the HR staff.

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