Parts Development-Cost Management Specialist

Date:  Apr 1, 2024

Ellabell, GA, US

Requisition ID:  556

About HMGMA  

HMGMA is the abbreviation of Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America. It is Hyundai Motor Group's first dedicated EV mass-production plant and is an innovative plant with cutting-edge production technology applied. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide day-to-day leadership for the management of cost & planning activities as defined by the Purchasing Division Chief Purchasing Officer (CPO) by: 

  • Providing guidance and sharing best practices (experience) with other purchasing staff. 

  • Implementing policies and procedures to ensure efficient and professional operations consistent with corporate vision. 

  • Working collaboratively with the Parts Development team regarding relevant cost data and information. 

  • Lead vehicle level material cost calculations for new development vehicles and report target cost achievement progress to upper management.  

  • Gather and consolidate all vehicle material costs for all HMGMA built vehicles; analyze and report cost variances per vehicle/supplier while ensuring accuracy.  

  • Lead cost management of Complete Knock Down (CKD) parts from overseas including, but not limited to, Korea & China. 

  • Oversee the material cost re-evaluation reporting process including SAP retro-processing and coordinating implementation timelines with Finance. 

  • Manage the overall tooling budget status and new vehicle development planning process. 

  • Measure and report on purchasing team Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and progress against goals for various projects. 

  • Lead Purchasing administrative management activities. 

  • Participate in all cost optimization related internal/external meetings as required. 

  • Support part localization activities. 

  • Support Purchasing Management team data request gathering, summary, and reporting as needed. 

  • Meet all other assignments as required. 


Other Responsibilities 

  • Work collaboratively with Parts Development Buyers, Engineering (R&D), and Finance. 

  • Maintain up-to-date supply base information database. 

  • Meet all other requirements as assigned. 


Qualifications & Preferences 


  • Bachelor's degree in, Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Engineering, or related field from accredited university 

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites, especially Excel and PowerPoint, required. 


  • Intermediate - Minimum 2 years of related job experience  

  • Years of experience from automotive industry in analyzing cost and developing proposals strongly preferred. 

  • Experience from OEM or major commodity suppliers strongly preferred. 

  • Experience in understanding, analyzing, and breaking down piece price. 

  • Bilingual preferred – Ability to read, write, and speak in English and Korean. 

  • Multicultural – Openness to embrace and work with different sets of cultural values. 

  • Willingness to learn and adapt. 

  • Flexibility in working hours to include weekends, holidays, and off shifts. 


Competency Based:  

  • Working with a Team 

  • Planning and Organizing 

  • Problem Solving 

  • Communication 

  • Strategic thinking and mindset 

  • Willingness for transformational changes 

  • Flexibility 


Travel Requirement 

  • Domestic / International travel required. 


Working Hours (Shift) Requirement 

  • Employment opportunities at HMGMA will be completed in multiple phases.  

  • Shift assignment for this position may change to meet the business needs.   

  • Any changes will be communicated to employees and according to accommodation; will be considered. 


Compensation & Benefit 

  • HMGMA offers opportunities for growth, work flexibility, competitive pay, and benefits. 

  • HMGMA benefits include competitive Medical / Vision / Dental insurance, paid holidays, paid time off, and competitive 401k plan. 


Other Information 

  • FLSA Classification: Exempt/Salary 

  • When submitting a resume for this position, I understand that this information may be used to create a registration with the Georgia Department of Labor on Employ Georgia. 


HMGMA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. 

Nearest Major Market: Savannah