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Stanley Acess Technologies North America Costing Manager in Towson, Maryland

71473BRTitle:North America Costing ManagerBusiness:US - GTS - FinanceState/Country/Province:Maryland No. of Positions:1Job Description:Stanley Black & Decker (SBD) is one of the world's largest, fastest-growing, and most dynamic companies. We are unique in that we have a rich and storied history dating back to 1843, but that hasn't stopped us from evolving into a vibrant, diverse, global growth company. We have been globally recognized as one of the most innovative, sustainable, and rewarding companies in the world. Stanley Black and Decker’s 2018 annual revenue was $14B and our Global Tools & Storage (GTS) division is responsible for $9.8B of SBD annual revenue. Global Tools and Storage is currently seeking candidates for an Americas Costing Manager.

The GT&S segment represents $9B of Stanley Black & Decker’s portfolio. GT&S operates across the world by region and Strategic Business Units (SBU): Power Tools, and Hand Tools & Storage utilizing brands such as Stanley, DeWalt, Bostitch, Black & Decker, Proto, Mac Tools, Vidmar, etc. Each SBU works together to deliver over 1,000 New Products each year and introduce over 100 world’s first products each year.

The Americas Costing Manager role is responsible for product costing and related activities and projects for the Americas region (Revenues of $5 billion), which includes 23 plants, 7 distribution centers and 95 product service centers.

Job Summary

The Americas Costing Manager reports to the Global Cost Controller and manages a team of 3 Senior/Cost accountants. This position’s key stakeholders include Operations, Supply Chain, IT, Commercial and Finance functions. This role is responsible for product costing and related activities and projects for the Americas region (Revenues of $5 billion), which includes 23 plants, 7 distribution centers and 95 product service centers.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Coach and mentor the team with a focus on development and succession planning

  • Supervise the development of standard costs and purchase price variance (PPV) driver identification

  • Lead the Annual Cost Roll and Quarterly Cost Update processes for the Americas region

  • Drive centralization of standard costing for all distribution centers and manufacturing sites within the Americas region

  • Partner with Operations, Supply Chain, IT, Master Data Team, Commercial and Finance functions to identify and implement process improvement initiatives, including automation opportunities

  • Participate in SAP implementation projects as required

  • Perform other assignments as requested

Expected Leadership Behaviors

  • Accountability

  • Responds with speed

  • Communicates consistently & effectively throughout organization (up, across and down)

  • Excels at listening

  • Flexible with changing environment

  • Organized to plan effectively and avoid ‘fire drills’


  • 5 to 7 years’ experience

  • Ability to manage a team and strong project management skills

  • Diverse manufacturing, including prior cost accounting experience is preferred

  • Detail orientation

  • Experience working with SAP, Hyperion HFM, PLANNING or Enterprise systems is preferred

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • BS Degree in Accounting or Finance; professional certification or MBA preferred

  • Experience in U.S. multi-national public company; working knowledge of US GAAP

  • Previous experience in leading multi-plant and division-wide setting of standard costs

  • Previous experience with process improvement projects

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to discuss matters effectively with non-financial associates at all levels of management

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage several tasks concurrently

  • Strong PC skills in a wide variety of applications

  • Ability to identify and coordinate the automation of manual processes

  • Highly motivated

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment

Requisition Number:71473BRFunction:Finance and Accounting City:TowsonEEO Statement:All qualified applicants to Stanley Black & Decker are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected characteristic.Featured Category on SBD Careers:Finance & Accounting