Cost Analyst - TRUtn Facilities in 3926 FOUNTAIN VALLEY ROAD ,KNOXVILLE,TN at Clayton Home Building Group

Date Posted: 10/1/2019

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Cost Analyst - TRUtn Facilities

Clayton Homes, a Berkshire Hathaway company and the nation's leading housing provider, is a vertically integrated housing company that builds, sells, and insures affordable housing. Our commitment to creating a World Class Customer Experience is unparalleled in the housing industry and we believe it begins with a World Class Team Member Experience. From entry-level to more experienced positions, we're actively recruiting individuals who are passionate, positive, and eager to learn. We then equip you for success, whether you're in the office, in the field, or on the floor. As a member of our team you'll enjoy excellent benefits, opportunities for growth, and an encouraging culture that supports work / life balance.
The Home Building Group is actively searching for a Cost Analyst to join the team at our TRUtn facilities.

This position requires 40% travel between our TRUtn facilities

Core Competencies and Job Requirements:

  • Three to five years of experience in costing in a manufacturing environment, preferred
  • Must have excellent mathematical skills
  • Great attention to details, organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment
  • Motivated to pursue improvement
  • Demonstrates initiative and assertiveness
  • Able to communicate positively and clearly with peers, managers, and internal customers
  • Expert knowledge in MS Office software, including Excel
  • Knowledge of AS400 &/or Oracle preferred
  • Preferred Four-year degree in business related field

Position Summary:
The Cost Analyst will identify plant and cost department problems and will develop and implement improvement solutions. Cost Analyst will work with plant management to determine and resolve plant processes, take a leadership role on plant teams and will participate in plant and cost department projects. The Cost Analyst will have a thorough knowledge of cost systems and will perform analysis of cost data to prevent and resolve production and inventory issues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Develop and maintain accurate Bills of Materials for each model and each option produced at both TRUtn Home Building facilities.  This is accomplished by:
    o Prototyping of new models and options
    o Audits of existing models and options.
    o Category Audits/Cycle Counts
    o Like model comparisons.
  • Process Improvement
    o Lean Initiatives – Make sure they are getting done and reported. 
    o Champion Cost saving implementations and follow up
    o Tracking and reporting progress on improvements


  1. Print and evaluate the Daily Production Report, distribute, and review for margin irregularities.
  2. Monitor the Engineering Change Request (ECR) and respond to all necessary ECR's Immediately.  This will include providing cost impact to the ECN, if necessary.
  3. Provide cost where applicable for Sales Change and respond to all applicable SCRs immediately.  This will include reviewing the applicable PWO to ensure the correct cost detail is provided.
  4. Modify any BOMs as required by authorized ECRs immediately.  Communicate necessary changes with the Material Manager and plant facility management.  Changes to the BOM are necessary to make sure inventory is relieved properly.
  5. All other duties that may be required.


  1. Provide cost detail for any necessary options or projects as required.
  2. Audit one ceiling per week for foam seal usage.  Calculate the cost per LF and report results to the appropriate personnel.
  3. Attend required plant meetings (e.g. employee meetings, quality team meetings, etc.)
  4. All other duties that may be required.


  1. Audit at least two models per month - Prototypes and/or Re-Audits.
  2. Cost any necessary options that may be required for a Prototype BOM. These are sometimes required due to the urgency of developing pricing information or to set up information for purchasing.
  3. Review ECRs for start dates
  4. All other duties that may be required.


  1. At month end the Plant Analyst should review the ECR file to make sure the ECRs approved for the plant during the month have been incorporated into the Bills of Material and options, when applicable.
  2. Ensure that Cost Savings are submitted monthly.
  3. All other duties that may be required.

It is the responsibility of the Cost Analyst to assist Materials Manager to prepare plants for physical inventory, be directly involved in conducting the physical inventory and be responsible in the review and reconciliation of the physical inventory at their particular facility.


Rules and Regulation. All employees must adhere to all safety rules and regulations required by local, State and Federal authorities, wear the appropriate personal protective equipment necessary to perform the job in a safe manner and will follow all safety rules per the Company’s Safety Policy.

Physical Demands. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The team member must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that a team member will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job, but majority of duties will be performed on the plant floor, requiring personal protective equipment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment ranges from moderate (office) to loud (production plant).

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, 37918
United States

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