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Director of Cost Efficiency in Costa Mesa, CA at J.D. Power

Date Posted: 2/24/2018

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Bewhere the voice of the consumer meets the value of the brand. AtJ.D. Power, you’ll be at the heart of commerce, working for a worldwideleader whose intelligence and insights are shaping the way people sell, and theway people buy.

Title:  Director of CostEfficiency

Location: Costa Mesa, California

Reportsto: SVP / CFO

The Role: This is adynamic, sole contributor role that will require working and managing across amatrix of organizations (business units/finance/HR/sourcing, etc.).



  • Lead costefficiency idea generation, execution and tracking along with other FinanceDirectors and operating executives.

  • Contractnegotiations

  • Evaluate resourcerequirements for project and post-implementation ongoing support (both laborand non-labor)

  • Assess potentialbusiness opportunities

  • Track,consolidate, and analyze large amounts of data and information with inputs frommultiple sources

  • Examine businesspractices; propose, and upon approval, help establish new practices

  • Interactprofessionally, both internally and externally, with a diverse group including;private equity firms, executives, management, and sales.


  • Bachelor’s degree(MBA is a plus) from a top tier university is required; preferably with aspecialization in Business, Economic, or closely related field.

  • 8+ years' ofexperience with a demonstrated achievement in driving business results, whichincludes structural cost effectiveness.

  • Excellent computerskills to prepare statistical data and reports are a must. Microsoft OfficeApplications (Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, Access).

  • Strong analyticaland project management skills required with expert attention to detail,accuracy, analytic consistency and data integrity. Requires mathematical skillsto accurately develop statistical measures 

The Career Opportunity:  Growth opportunities in J.D. Power aresignificant. This role will open the door to other significant opportunitieswithin the J.D. Power organization.  Wehave a strong desire to promote from within the company; the right individualhas numerous avenues to pursue a long career with J.D. Power.

Our Hiring Manager says: “I’m looking for a selfstarter. Someone who has the passion to make a long term impact. The rightperson for this job will be process-driven, detail-oriented and takeinitiative.”

WhoWe Are

Since1968, companies around the world have trusted J.D. Power to generate and gatherthe consumer insights that illuminate and inform business success. At J.D.Power we amplify the voice of the consumer, and help brands improve the valueof their products and services. Together, these principles empower everyone inthe global commerce ecosystem, enabling better purchase decisions – and betterbusiness results. Beyond our proven process, J.D. Power’s strength is itspeople. They offer diverse disciplines, talents, and expertise, but share onecommon goal: to generate growth and long-term value for our clients. Ourscientists, Ph.D. level statisticians and methodologists, ensure our researchmeets the highest scientific quality standards and provides advancedstatistical support. J.D. Power represents the science of customer satisfactionin any language, to consumers and businesses worldwide.


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