Group Manager, Logistics Finance and Cost Analytics

Tesla

The Role

As the Group Manager, Logistics
finance and cost analytics, you will be responsible for complete management of logistics
cost analytics, freight invoice auditing, payments, dispute resolution, and freight
audit systems. This role is a key leadership role managing a team of freight
audit and financial analysts. In this role you will interface with all levels
of management, your key stakeholders being Procurement, operations, planning
and finance. This role is responsible for providing crucial insight into
Tesla’s freight spend and providing data to identify strategic cost savings
opportunities.

Tesla is looking for a passionate, process-oriented, collaborator with a strong finance
background to lead our freight audit team.

Responsibilities

  • Managing a team of finance professionals and providing direction and ongoing coaching and development
  • Tracking and
    monitoring invoice exceptions and disputes
  • Identifying root cause
    for disputes and owning the dispute resolution process to ensure timely
    payments to vendors.
  • Ensuring active
    measurement of supplier’s performance by aligning on KPIs– identifying root
    cause and corrective measures are established to minimize disputes
  • Establishing KPIs for the
    freight audit team to ensure goals are aligned and targets are met
  • Aligning with
    Logistics Procurement on contracted rate formats to facilitate smooth audits.
  • Implementing clean,
    documented financial controls that are both robust and scalable to optimize the
    freight payment cycle
  • Supporting the design
    of processes that streamline daily tasks via API systems integration with
    carriers
  • Developing documented
    training to align processes across the team
  • Propose solutions to
    drive process improvement, cost reduction, and ways to mitigate risk
  • Preparing monthly
    presentations and reporting to clearly communicating freight spend data and
    analytics with management
  • Drive continuous
    improvement
  • Manage freight payments system development.


Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in
    Finance, Accounting, Business or a related field required. Masters degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience
    in Financial Controls, logistics experience a plus, but not required
  • Prior experience
    managing a team.
  • Ability to navigate
    through ambiguity, manage and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously in a
    fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Leadership skills
    including the ability to take charge, coach, interact with all levels of the
    organization, set objectives, and drive results
  • Proven track record of
    delivering results
  • Clear communicator.
  • Problem solving
    mentality in which you can work collaboratively with different functions to
    develop creative solutions and drive those solutions through implementation
  • Advanced MS Office
    (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) skills for use in analysis, reporting, and data
    management.