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Project Controller


Shanghai, SH, CN, 201814

Req ID 25031

We are looking for a new colleague of Project Controller for our Division C at our location of Shanghai.


Role Target:

Establish and maintain cost control over the project and keep the project within budget. Support the set-up of the financial fundament as well as the legal entity in new plants.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordination and implementation of pre-calculations of the project.

  • Ensuring and monitoring of agreed calculation standards

  • Creation of benchmarks, product calculations, profitability calculations, and target costing

  • Generate the quotation costing, cross-departmental validation and edit all relevant information for the customer.

  • Analyze, interpret and track the economic results as regards the project development and team decisions and prepare Gate releases.

  • Adjust and introduce the required controlling instruments and secure their acceptance among the project team.

  • Support the cross-departmental functions to assure proper processes & activities within the project.

  • Develop an operational planning & investment and implement them into the overall planning.

  • Realize monthly reporting on economic KPIs (earnings, profit, investment, project costs...) as well as the plant up to handover to plant controller, cost analysis, including a target-performance comparison as well as special analysis to develop counter measures together with the Project Manager/- Team or Head of the Region.

  • Economically evaluate Engineering changes.

  • Analyze and consider potential development trends of the project.

  • Prepare and support the local set-up of the legal entity including "Board of Directors" documents.

  • Realize follow-up-monitoring for the plant according to GD 97/04.

  • Support Sales in creating "cost breakdowns".

  • Prepare and participate in price negotiations with the customer.

  • Ad hoc analyses, special tasks


 Competencies and responsibilities:

  • Bachelor degree in controlling, finance / other business related field

  • Min. 3.5 years of professional experience in the field of controlling

  • Profound MS Office (especially MS Excel) and SAP CO skills

  • Proven skills in profitability analysis and KPI reporting

  • Strong analytical capabilities and problem solving skills

  • High assertiveness as well as persuasive power

  • Good communication skills and ability to work in a  team

  • Fluent English


Be part of our ZF team as Project Controller and apply now!


Jing Wu

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