Telematics and Technology Planning Manager in Los Angeles, CA at Nelson

Date Posted: 11/8/2019

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Job Number: 2142266

Telematics and Technology Planning Manager

130-150k

Los Angeles, CA

The ideal candidate will have significant knowledge of automotive technology planning practices, strong fundamentals in data and market analysis, well versed in working and gaining executive approvals, a sound foundation of key business fundamentals, and experience in dealing directly with suppliers and setting up supplier contracts.

Responsibilities:

  • Define strategies, and work with related R&D, IT, and partner members to secure and implement cutting edge technology, while supporting the product and marketing positioning and business profitability objectives.
  • Conduct ongoing and constant market, technology and connectivity trend analyses, and translate them into understandable assessments and recommendations for use in existing and future product proposals.
  • Define competitive sets, understand competitor attributes, and customer inputs such as: customer use cases, revenue opportunities, and competitive partnerships
  • Develop proposals that translate product requirements, competitiveness, and brand objectives into a product lifecycle plan and develop a feature application that is consistent across model and brand line-ups
  • Develop annual, and as needed, business plans for executive approval
  • Coordinate product research with Market Research team
  • Coordinate pricing and profitability with Pricing Manager
  • On-going communication with internal (local and HQ) stakeholders, external partners to ensure a consistent understanding of product strategies and attributes
Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, or Engineering (Masters or MBA a plus)
  • At least 5+ years of relevant automotive planning experience with 2+ years of connected car/telematics experience in the automotive industry with an automotive OEM, and direct supervisory experience
  • Team leadership
  • Extensive experience/knowledge of market segmentation and research fundamentals
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications, specifically Excel and Powerpoint
  • Proficiency with research tools such as JD Power, NVES, JATO, and AUTOPLANNER
  • Ability to travel (~25%), as well as with occasional international travel

Telematics and Technology Planning Manager

130-150k

Los Angeles, CA



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