Business Controller

Business Controller

Job ID:  29155

Auburn Hills, US

Our Auburn Hills, MI location is seeking a highly self-motivated and detail-oriented Business Controller to join our team.  The ideal candidate has excellent problem-solving skills and experience analyzing financial data.


Business Controller for customer projects within Division Electrification.  The business Controller will be primarily responsible for financial activities related to the acquisition and development phases of a customer project.

Responsibilities include:

  • Calculation of all commercial responses to our customers (quote Pre-Commitment Information Sheet (PCIS) and change requests)
  • Project cost calculations from innovation through acquisition and development phase until SOP
  • Perform all financial analysis for capital request, post completion audits, business sketches/cases, make vs. buy, benchmarking, etc.
  • Facilitator of the Cost Reduction (CRP) Process
  • Maintenance of electronic cost & profitability tracking tool “ePCIS” electronic Project Profitability Tracking during development (D3) phase
  • Driving the business to maintain / improve the awarded profitability – cost reductions, price increases, customer contracts, workshops, …
  • Business partner to PL / BU Management / Controlling / Project Managers
  • Support Sales regarding Customer Cost Analysis and manage the compliance of the Open Book Policy
  • Ensure corporate guidelines and processes for Business Controlling topics

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, finance, operations, or related
  • 3-7 years of experience in engineering, finance, operations, project management, or purchasing
  • Experience in evaluating processes to determine current relevance and drive change to position the organization as a market leader by utilizing streamline processes and proving the most relevant data
  • Experience inspiring others to achieve full potential and drive the business by challenging cultural norms and old ways of doing things
  • Strong communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Good understanding of excel functions / formulas

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Finance or technical degree plus MBA
  • Proven ability to work with cross culture & cross regional teams
  • Experience working on international teams and understanding of other cultures (NA, Asia, several European cultures)
  • Experience working with automotive projects
  • Understanding of financial concepts such as IRR / ROS / NPV / Depreciation, etc.
  • Understanding of financial concepts such as IRR / ROS / NPV / Depreciation, etc.
  • Understanding of production concepts such as cycle time, efficiency, capacity, etc.
  • Understanding of global economics, ie. currencies and impact of different exchange rates


Working Time: Full time 


Your Contact Partner: Daniel Cable 

EEO Statement

Vitesco Technologies is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  We welcome and encourage all qualified candidates to apply, including but not limited to people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people from all ethnicities and creeds, working parents, or people with long unemployment periods.  All qualified individuals will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. To be considered, an application must be submitted to a specific position for which Vitesco Technologies has a current posted job opening. Qualified applicants will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which they apply. Further, Vitesco Technologies provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to careers_usa& This email address is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process.

Vitesco Technologies is a leading international developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art powertrain technologies for sustainable mobility. With smart system solutions and components for electric, hybrid and internal combustion drivetrains, Vitesco Technologies makes mobility clean, efficient, and affordable. The product range includes electrified drivetrain systems, electronic control units, sensors and actuators, and exhaust -gas aftertreatment solutions. In 2021, Vitesco Technologies recorded sales of €8.3 billion and employs around 37,000 employees at about 50 locations worldwide. Vitesco Technologies is headquartered in Regensburg, Germany.