Associate Cost Analyst Job Opening

Associate Cost Analyst

Dart Container

Mason, Michigan
Category: Accountant

We have the ability to hire either an Associate or Mid-level Cost Analyst.

Dart Container is seeking an associate or mid-level Cost Analyst to join our Marketing Management team. At Dart, we rely on our team of costing professionals to analyze each cost involved in the production and distribution of our products. These costs then help us to determine competitive prices for our customers and allow us to identify opportunities to improve efficiencies and reduce costs in our current processes across the organization. The accuracy of our Costing team allows other areas to make confident decisions which ultimately affect our customers and Dart’s overall business.

On our Marketing Management team, you will be surrounded by a friendly group of critical thinkers who are exceptionally hard-working and driven to solve problems and generate new ideas. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with many different departments, plant locations and distribution centers to evaluate and update cost information in our Dart-specific Product Costing Analysis software. This role requires a critical-thinker who has a strong understanding of accounting (preferably in the costing arena), analytical skills, a keen attention to detail, and who enjoys a work environment where every day presents a new challenge.

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Accurately complete analyses of our costs to produce and distribute products; provide clear and concise written summary of the situation with cost recommendations which incorporate logic and the company's philosophies and strategies.
  • Communicate potential cost reductions identified through the product costing process to assigned production personnel areas.
  • Identify and investigate variances in expected and annual costs within a plant/product line, as well as differences between production facilities.
  • Provide analytical support to others in the department by completing a wide variety of special projects.

Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal Associate Cost Analyst must possess all of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in accounting, finance, or related field of study

The ideal Cost Analyst must possess all of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in accounting, finance, or related field of study
  • One (1) year of work experience in an accounting, finance, or related position

Additional Requirements for Both:

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to recognize and solve problems and implement solutions
  • Ability to demonstrate personal accountability, take ownership of work, and apply learned concepts
  • Excellent verbal and written skills necessary in order to communicate intricate job-related processes, procedures, and decisions
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain composure and adapt in a dynamic, fast-paced, customer-focused work environment characterized by rapid change and multiple competing priorities
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office, including the ability to create reports, documents, business letters and spreadsheets in MS Word and MS Excel
  • Ability to collaborate with other departments and team members
  • Ability to streamline processes, integrate, and associate pieces of information gathered from multiple sources and apply to projects
  • Ability to utilize business sense and creativity to develop new ideas and solutions

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Cost analysis experience
  • SAP experience

Overview: As the manufacturer of Dart® and Solo® brand products, Dart Container is an industry leading single-use food and beverage packaging company. With 15,000 employees and 40+ locations worldwide, Dart offers more than 4,000 products used every day in restaurants, hospitals, schools and homes around the globe.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at [email protected] for assistance.

Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at [email protected] Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.