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At Gentherm, we say, “It’s about the person.” We’re with you on a cold winter day when you turn on your heated seat and steering wheel or helping manage patient body temperature in the operating room, recovering room or intensive care units. We take a human approach with everything we do.


As the global leader in thermal management technologies we embrace the opportunity to create and deliver extraordinary thermal solutions that make meaningful differences in everyday life. We do this by improving health, wellness, comfort and energy efficiency.


We embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and combine that with our global leadership to deliver results. Working at Gentherm provides you the opportunity to not only shape the future of the automotive and medical industries, but also influence your career throughout the company. You will be engaged, challenged and inspired by our team to deliver leading thermal technologies that positively impact lives around the world.

Financial Analyst, VAVE




The Financial Analyst, VAVE role is an exciting opportunity to support and influence, in a strategic way, the profitability of the company across all product lines. You will partner with various functions including engineering, program management, operations, and supply chain management to analyze and assess various potential cost opportunities which will impact the company’s future growth.




  • Partner and participate in collaborative teams with cross functional business partners on VAVE opportunities.
  • Prepare business cases and presenting findings to the business for evaluation and improvement of financial performance.
  • Identify and recommend creative alternatives and opportunities for cost optimizations.
  • Analyze and suggest areas of VAVE focus based on market and material trends.
  • Establish business cases for various VAVE ideas brought forward for feasibility reviews.
  • Identify outliers in terms of costs, gross margin, and TCO for Gentherm’s product lines and programs.
  • Validate costs saved/avoided from VAVE activities.
  • Conduct cost analysis with Gentherm suppliers to identify improvement opportunities for mutual cost savings.
  • Prepare and present financial figures on opportunities to business units
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating VAVE savings database.
  • Analyze monthly savings compared to budget for business units
  • Participate and prepare  budget/forecasting processes for the relevant income statement lines.
  • Support for any specific ad-hoc VAVE improvement projects
  • The information is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time.





  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or closely related field
  • 3 years’  of position related experience
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Possesses strong oral and written communication skills; can independently organize and lead meetings and effectively convey ideas to others either in an individual or group setting.
  • A good business acumen and understanding of business operations 
  • Experience working with, and presenting to, senior management
  • Time management skills and ability to work on tight deadlines
  • Process improvement mindset
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of products, including strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Proficient in English (listening, speaking, writing)
  • A solid working knowledge of ERP systems (ideally SAP).
  • Team player who can establish positive and productive working relationships with others
  • Must demonstrate high ethical and professional standards including maintaining confidentiality of privileged company information, and valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion. 




  • Experience with a large, multi-national organization
  • Master’s degree in Engineering and/or a general interest in engineering topics.



TRAVEL:  5% Global



  • Deliver Results
    • Understand the mission and output of your team; set SMART objectives and deliver
  • Drive Change
    • Focus on agility and commitment to continuous improvement; Understand and act on internal and external drivers of change
  • Build Capability
    • Foster a culture of learning and development; Support individual growth through continuous feedback to achieve personal and professional goals
  • Cultivate Innovation
    • Openly embrace, create, implement and support new and innovative ideas, processes and technology that deliver business results




All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation.

Gentherm is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship.

Gentherm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Req ID:  8338

Northville, MI, US, 48167

Country/Region:  US
Published:  Oct 5, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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