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Operations Cost Analyst

TerraCycle is one of the most dynamic green businesses in the US, named “The Coolest Little Startup in America” by Inc Magazine. On behalf of over fifty major brands, TerraCycle collects branded non-recyclable post-consumer waste, mostly packaging waste, and turns that waste into new “eco-friendly” products and materials. See TerraCycle.com

In 2009, TerraCycle began expanding globally and has since expanded rapidly into 22 countries in the EU, North and South America. TerraCycle seeks to hire a Cost Analyst to provide financial support to the operations group. TerraCycle Operations manages a wide variety of activities including Pricing, Inventory, Purchasing, Product Development, Logistics, Supply Chain, Systems and more. We are seeking a motivated individual to provide pricing support and cost performance analysis for our Operations across 22 global markets.

In the role you will be expected to:

  • Utilize pricing tools to construct pricing based on our standard cost-plus pricing process
  • Effectively communicate cost models and margin assumptions to all relevant parties including Sales, Finance and Operations
  • Perform cost performance analysis and reconciliations to budget
  • Track and monitor operational budgets and inventory costs including analysis of variances
  • Track and monitor coding of expenses for accuracy
  • Support the Operations group projects

Responsibilities include:

  • Fulfill product pricing requests daily
  • Review and monitor monthly costs and make recommendations for cost modeling developments and process changes
  • Maintain filing and storage of all relevant proposals, quotes etc
  • Complete regular cost performance analysis by product
  • Work with Global Operations staff to vet cost assumptions in all 22 markets on a regular quarterly basis
  • Complete and monitor SAP transactions for accuracy
  • Participate in Operational Model development
  • The Operations Cost Analyst will report directly to the Global Operations Controller.

    The ideal candidate should thrive in a fast-paced, startup environment and juggle multiple responsibilities amidst shifting deadlines and priorities.


  • BA degree in Accounting
  • Strong understanding of cost accounting
  • Ability to produce, analyze, and interpret financial reports
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Strong math and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact professionally with coworkers
  • Ability to adapt quickly
  • Desire and patience to constantly improve every area of responsibility while completing the task at hand


2-5 years cost accounting experience

SAP experience preferred


Salary dependent upon experience

Generous paid vacation and employer subsidized health plan

Start date – Open immediately

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@terracycle.com Use subject line: Operations Cost Analyst