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Purchasing Cost Analyst - I

Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Paris, IL, US, 61944

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Who We Are 

North American Lighting Inc., member of the Koito Group of Companies, is the largest tier one automotive exterior lighting manufacturer in North America. As the market share leader in exterior automotive lighting, NAL provides advanced lighting technology, engineering design expertise, and state-of-the-art production capabilities to auto makers based in North America and around the world.  


Our Opportunity 

North American Lighting (NAL) is looking for a Purchasing Cost Analyst - I to join our team. The ideal candidate will perform analysis of all costs related to purchasing, including variance analysis between budget and actual costs, and prepare accurate and timely financial reports and forecasts to NAL management and Shareholders 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Your Priorities 

  • Obtains purchasing cost data, and performs data analysis, and interprets results. 
  • Collects data to prepare reports detailing purchase and cost variances between budgeted and actual amounts of raw material, component, department capital, tooling, and MRO items. 
  • Produces quarterly budget forecasts related to cost of all purchased materials and capital items. 
  • Performs cost analysis of vendor invoices. 
  • Analyzes and reviews cost effective purchases. 
  • Tracks and reports expenditures against departmental budgets and makes recommendations in an effort to reduce cost. 


Your Background 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or related discipline, plus 0 to 2 years of financial analysis or related experience OR
  • Associates Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or related discipline, plus 2 to 4 years of financial analysis or related experience. 

At North American Lighting

Team Member Benefits 

World class health insurance plans 

Award winning 401k plan 

Relocation assistance 

Paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays, etc) 

Supplier discounts (wireless, computer, vehicle, etc.) 

Company sponsored wellness program including gym reimbursement 

Diversity at NAL: 

The mission of NAL’s Diversity Committee is to facilitate NAL’s ongoing and continuing efforts to foster a culture and atmosphere of mutual respect, for the benefit of all Team Members from different backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities that represent our communities. 

You can learn more about NAL and our opportunities at 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Requisition ID: 9523

Location: Paris CHQ 

Nearest Major Market: Decatur