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  • Job reference: RMS0152548

Product Manager 4DR Carline

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 10/03/2015
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The Company:
A luxury Automotive OEM based in the West Midlands. After continued growth & success there are a number of new exciting engineering projects underway and we currently have requirements for experienced engineering professionals.

The Role:
Lead the product strategy & planning activities for the 4dr carline. Provide the market and customer voice for the market sector into the development of our product strategy. The ‘Product Expert’ for both the 4dr Carline and its global car market.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

Lead all programme related commercial activities. In particular, to develop the commercial strategy including:

- Product positioning and competitive environment
- Management of the whole product lifecycle for the carline
- Detailed understanding and communication of the target customers for the product
- Detailed customer attribute definition for the carline and each programme, including feature and technology roadmap to support the targeted positon in the market
- Volume and Pricing strategy
- Development, approval and communication of core Product Messaging
- Support the creation and launch of marketing and sales concepts/experiences
- Options & colour & trim strategy
- Pre-production vehicle requirement planning
- Support marketing operations with product, market and customer expertise
- Financial budgeting & planning

Manage product planning activities and ongoing product strategy development including:

- Liaison with engineering, design & finance. Support gateways and PST’s
- Lead input of customer & market requirements into whole life plan
- Develop tactical product actions where required
- Ongoing strategy development
- Reporting; Carline Market Performance Report for 4dr Carlines
- Identify commercial fleet requirements
- Define requirements for any research programmes

To undertake other duties as required in support of the Company’s objectives.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
A degree (or equivalent) in a business and/or engineering related area e.g Business, Mechanical Engineering, Marketing or an MBA
- Excellent planning and strategy skills
- Very strong business acumen skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to manage at all levels
- Excellent communications skills (written and verbal) at all levels
- Good understanding of automotive markets and visceral understanding of customers of sports/luxury cars
- Proven experience in broad automotive roles covering several positions
- Ideally has good experience in a strong commercial role
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