Cooper Standard Automotive Inc. Lead Global Financial Analyst - P160768 in Novi, Michigan

DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES:The Specialist, Global Finance Continuous Improvement reports to the Manager, Global Finance Continuous Improvement and is a hands-on, results driven role that is responsible for driving sustainable continuous improvements within Cooper Standard’s global Finance organization. The Specialist, GFCI will work with cross-functional teams on identified projects and deliver business process improvements through the evaluation of standardization, optimization and automation opportunities necessary to achieve our strategic objectives. Key customers include Divisional Finance, all Corporate Finance Functions, and Global Business Services.Primary Responsibilities:* Engaged member of the project team assembled to evaluate current business processes, identify process improvement opportunities, root causes of inefficiencies, and agree upon objectives and action items for future state for identified initiatives* Document current state processes, future state processes, action items, and additional project details on SharePoint site* Assist Manager in the creation of comprehensive project plans defining resources, timeline, and milestones* Provide project support as requested by Manager; document new responsibilities and train final business owner as necessary* Collect required data and supporting documentation required to evaluate, monitor, and execute assigned projects* Develop and maintain KPIs for each project to measure success of each project/initiative* Communicate timely with stakeholders during status update meets on project status, needs/gaps, risks, opportunities, and metrics* Focus on the customer by building relationships and becoming a valued resource and leader of effective FCI, problem solving, and change management* Make recommendations for change, involving process redesign and business case development to optimize work and drive efficiency to maximize efficiency for the company* Identify, leverage, and deploy best practices globally, including recognizing achievements and promoting organizational learning* Remain current on innovative process improvement practices and personal development* Collaborate with IT on assigned projects from the IT roadmap and participate in the successful implementation of approved IT funded projects, as necessaryVEVRAA Federal ContractorRequest Priority Protected Veteran ReferralsEOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO