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Job ID : 1483042 Date Updated : July 11th, 2024

Program Controller

Hiring Company Faurecia Clarion Electronics Co., Ltd.
Location Saitama Prefecture
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 8 million yen ~ 13 million yen

Work Style

Remote Work and WFH Casual Clothing Flex Time

Job Description

Essential responsibilities and duties

The main missions of the role are to:


The Program Controller is responsible of financial aspects for one or several programs. He ensures the data reliability in line with process and finance program golden rules, and the optimization of the programs' profitability and cash.


Reporting to: Senior Manager, Division Program Controller of Japan Division

The main missions of the role are to:

  • Ensure program controlling procedures and Golden Rules compliance

o    Ensure program controlling procedure mandatory implementation

o    Alert line manager & functional manager in case of discrepancies

o    Check material rates & exchange rate alignment with Budget

o    Check Plant PMT/Budget P&L alignment with Program Business Plan (BP) P&L

o    Check Engineering Changes (ECR/ECO) cost incorporation in product/upfront cost

o    Check Inflation (Labor, other) hypothesis compliance


  • Secure business plan and customer (offer) /supplier contractual offer consistency

o    Secure BP consistency with payment terms/amount for Tooling, R&D, Piece price, Raw mat update, Volume update, Exchange Rate

o    Secure price reduction Long Term Agreements (LTA) hypothesis in supplier and customer contract

o    Secure Legal & Tax (VAT) applicable conditions for toolings


  • Support, under program manager authority, selected profitability improvement actions

o    Support fully the Program Manager in all financial impacts investigations to challenge and help driving the program profitability towards target

o    Provide Make or Buy financial analysis

o    Participate in the sourcing committee

o    Provide ECR/ECO full cost view & propose financial driven potential selling price


  • Highlight Program Cash status and provide recommendation to the management

o    Monitor Program Cash Curve at any time & communicate it towards Core team

o    Propose action plan in order to achieve cash Target

o    Challenge Upfront level in term of cost as well as payment method:

- Capex: Reuse? Usage of available capacities?

- Reduce payment terms for ECR/ECO upfront cost (cash, short term Piece Price Amortization – PPA, etc.)

- Secure tooling & prototype invoicing in due time


  • Provide and secure R&D controlling inputs

o    Check hours booked by cost center & functions to the program on monthly basis

o    Check technical/work progress versus expenses

o    Check opened & closed Work Package

o    Participate to budget preparation (hours & expenses forecast / program)

o    Built R&D line (core team) in P&L program Budget

o    Provide capitalization booking data for the related program


  • Lead costing team activities and secure business plan update processes in time

o    Participate to BP schedule & organize costing data flow upstream

o    Organize Risks & Opportunities financial backing (cost, etc.)


  • Provide program financial communication towards core team, management and plants involved

o    Update BP & bridge the gap between release

o    Prepare Forecast/Budget/PMT inputs (PPA, costs, selling price, cash, etc.)

o    Provide loss to completion inputs for the related program

o    Provide monthly (at least quarterly) financial inputs for the program dashboard


  • Transfer gradually business plan cost data source to plants

o    Communicate & Share program standard cost view to plant

o    Validate/Follow up startup costs & convergence plan

o    Validate/Follow up plant budget for Start of Production (SOP) year

o    Participate to program post audit at gate 4


General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 3 years
Career Level Mid Career
Minimum English Level Business Level (Amount Used: English usage about 50%)
Minimum Japanese Level Business Level
Minimum Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Required Skills


  • Education: Business School or Engineering background with a Finance degree or Masters Degree in Finance
  • English level: Fluent
  • Japanese level: Minimum JLPT N2 (business level is a plus)


  • Minimum 3 years of experience(preferable 5 years) in an industrial environment including a first controlling experience at plant level

Skills and competencies:

  • Ability to provide qualitative and reliable information, and to work on a project management basis
  • Ability to manage uncertainty
  • Demonstrated good communication skills and autonomy
  • Able to do business trips as 25% of the time business trips will happen

Job Location

  • Saitama Prefecture

Work Conditions

Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 8 million yen ~ 13 million yen
Job Division Finance
Industry Automobile and Parts

Job Category

  • Accounting and Finance > Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Accounting and Finance > Corporate Finance, Financial Controller
  • Accounting and Finance > CFO
  • Accounting and Finance > Other (Accounting and Finance)
  • Machinery and Automobile Technology > Other (Machinery and Automobile Technology)

Company Details

Company Type Large Company (more than 300 employees) - International Company