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Senior Controller

Location: Washington

Salary: Competative

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 168457

Our international manufacturing client based in Washington is looking for a Senior Controller to join their Global team on a permanent basis.


Job Role

You will join a team responsible for a range of duties including:

  • Contribute to the delivery of its overall strategy and objectives.

  • Lead the Purchasing activities for the Indirect CAPEX Purchase Services in Europe as well as supporting the indirect UK purchasing team

  • Develop and lead commodity strategies to support business expansion and achievement of cost reduction targets both locally and globally.

  • Lead negotiations with supplier management teams.

  • Lead and support new model Capital Expenditure and Tooling sourcing activities, ensuring cost reduction target costs are achieved.

  • Understand indirect services’ cost drivers and commercial issues.

  • Think strategically and ‘out of the box,’ whilst being flexible and pragmatic.

  • Maintain conformance with business and engineering/manufacturing systems.

  • Communicate effectively and lead cost reduction projects across functions.

  • Manage the supply base to achieve Quality, Cost, Delivery, Development and Morale (QCDDM) targets.

  • Ensure on time delivery of Weekly/monthly reports.

  • Promote the sharing of best practice across the European and Global organisation

  • Support rollout of global initiatives to maintain competitiveness.



  • Understanding and experience of CAPEX relating to the manufacturing industry

  • Proven track record of achieving cost reduction targets, ideally in an automotive or similarly fast paced environment within Indirect Procurement.

  • Educated to degree level in Business, Engineering or related field with MCIPS.

  • Awareness of the nature of the business / corporate strategy and a strong understanding of the appropriateness of different purchasing strategies.

  • Able to develop short and long term strategic plans as well as analytical strength to turn the business vision into a workable plan and deliver to tight timescales.

  • An effective communicator at all levels in the organisation.

  • Excellent and reliable team player.

  • Knowledge of commercial and contract law.

  • Developing and maintaining strong business relationships with suppliers and clients.



This is a day-shift role Monday to Friday, however some flexibility on hours and national and international travel will be required.