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Manager, Cost Optimization Management System

Date: Sep 16, 2022

Location: Fountain Valley, CA, US, 92708

Company: Hyundai Motor America

At Hyundai, we’ve rethought our business and created cars that combine performance, quality, design and innovation into a complete package.

It’s time you rethink what you expect from an employer.

At Hyundai, we understand you're not just building a career – you're building a life. We believe in our people and realize that our success is a direct result of our commitment in offering you great opportunities for your career. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for a chance to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.




~ Configure and manage the Cost Optimization Management System (web-based database platform) for all cost reduction measures on selected vehicles and for indirect functions in support of the Cost Optimization Committee.


Major Responsibilities

~ Manage the Cost Optimization Management System (COMS) to ensure consistent and effective use within and outside of the CO organization. Activities include:

~ Day-to-day management of COMS as our comprehensive cost management tool.

~ Ensure quality control of savings measure data input and activities.

~ Training and onboarding of resources relative to COMS platform.

~ Manage supplier relationship with COMS platform provider.

~ Development and management of accurate COMS dashboards.

~ Manage COMS templates and input of required external data into COMS.

~ Lead continuous improvement of Cost Optimization Management System.

     ~ Deliver accurate project health and status reporting in dashboard form.

~ Collaborate with CO and Cross Functional Team resources to follow-up on required actions & activities as laid out in COMs system.

~ Collaboration in complete project with all functions to further develop CO capabilities in tandem with COMs improvements.

~ The ideal candidate is someone who is digitally competent and understands how to manage online databases.



~ Propose detailed digital workflow processes required to efficiently operate the COMs system.

~ Directly coordinate with HMA, HMNA, HMMA, HATCI and HMC project team leaders as required to make the COMS tool a joint basis for decision making.
~ Lead and coordinate tool development with external provider.

~ Coordinate efficient use and integration of COMS in the digital Hyundai IT landscape.



~ Bachelor’s degree required.


Related Experience

~ At least six (6) years of Project Management required.

~ Intimate knowledge of procurement processes a plus.

~ IT experience is a plus.

~ Experience in strategic Sourcing in the auto industry is a plus.

~ Project Management Office experience a plus.



~ Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project.

~ Proficient in PMO & data mgmt.

~ Strong written and oral communication skills.

~ Data management and statistical analysis and reporting.


Certification required

~ Satisfactory driving record.

~ Certified Project Manager Professional a plus.


Physical requirements

~ Significant data analysis and manipulation using keyboard.

~ Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule due to alignments between Korean and European time zone. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.


Our Company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state and local laws.  The information requested on this form is sought in good faith and will not be used to discriminate against the applicant based on race, religion or creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, marital status, sex or gender (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, or related circumstances), gender identity, gender expression, age, citizenship, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, military and veteran status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles