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Zero Based Budgeting (ZBB) Analyst

Date Posted: Jun 18, 2019

Location: Tampa, FL, US

Company: Gerdau

This position will also be a part of a new program at Gerdau called GMAKERS. The GMakers group will be comprised of 30 employees in North America and the program is taught by Hyper Island.  It’s is a ground breaking nine-month program, where GMAKERS will solve one or more business challenges given to them by the North American executive committee. GMAKERS will participate in online training and three total face-to-face master classes, in which they will learn Agile methodology, rapid ideation, human tools, collaboration, self-leadership, intrapreneurship, learning from failure, lean start up methodology, and innovation. GMAKERS will collaborate in person and remotely and at the end of the nine months, GMAKERS will present their project results.


Basic Function: 

This position is primarily responsible for Zero Based Bugeting (ZBB) sustainability and process implementation at all Gerdau locations across North America.  This role will provide guidance and coordination to the ZBB change agents at all Gerdau locations. Additionally, this role will facilitate reporting to the Operational VPs, Controllers, and GLNC members. This position reports to the ZBB Manager. The incumbent will manage and ensure compliance of corporate ZBB guidelines for process and policy standards, to include: implementations, changes, commuincatoins, audits and the management of ZBB tools.



  • Oversee all necessary resources for the ZBB Process at each of the Mills and Recycling locations
  • Function as the main point of contact for any ZBB related questions from the ZBB stakeholders (Mills and Recycling; Operations VP/GMs)
  • Participate in the annual ZBB scope validation; provide assistance to review and validate the ZBB structure
  • Make recommendations to leaders for ZBB process improvements; Provide support to location leaders to implement approved ZBB process improvements
  • Periodically check the effectiveness of the ZBB Process at the locations by performing periodic analysis of the financial performance, monthly results and action plans, and number FCA’s completed
  • Support all locations through the development and execution of training sessions for ZBB
  • Communicate ZBB process changes to ZBB package owners; Ensure prioritized ZBB improvement goals have high quality action plans and are documented in tracking tools
  • Support Controllers with ZBB Power BI tool and other tools necessary for the budget and monthly follow-up cycles
  • Perform benchmarking analysis for locations in order to support the Controllers and other parties in defining ZBB targets (budget)
  • Support ZBB Corporate Manager to deploy ZBB targets for locations
  • Support Controllers in consolidating negotiated goals for all locations; Provide support to analyze negotiated goals to ensure that they are meeting ZBB targets; Coordinate final validation meetings for operation leaders and the GLNC
  • Provide guidance and support to Package Owners and cost center owners to prioritize accounts which require assessments, action plan developments, and implementation of best practices suggested by the Package Owners
  • Perform monthly evaluations of the deviation analysis; Make recommendations to Package Owners and Cost Center Owners for improvements to the quality of deviation analysis
  • Support the Controllers in performing periodic analysis of their location compliance to the Chart of Accounts
  • Support the Package Owners in analyzing the status/development of the action plans
  • Ensure the control meetings are happening as planned and ensure the required actions plans are prepared by the location, assessing the quality and effectiveness of them
  • Works directly with Locations’ leadership to set goals for their business; Works directly with location leadership with budgeting and forecasting cycles
  • Build business cases based on financial/operational analysis in order to provide the ZBB stakeholders valuable cost information to assist on cost monitoring and improvement initiatives

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration and 5 to 7 years applicable experience
  • Incumbent must have previous experience in leading process improvements, have strong communication skills, and the ability to lead and influence through recommendations 
  • Proficiency in MS Office is required
  • 25%-50% travel may be required


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in an industrial or manufacturing environment
  • Accounting/financial analytical expertise
  • Prior project management experience
  • Statistical analysis
  • Quantitative skills


Nearest Major Market: Tampa

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