Posted time 15th July 2024 Location Johannesburg Job type Full-time
  • Experience: 5 years vehicles product marketing & planning experience
  • Salary: R negotiable

Our client is an international automotive which produces vehicles in 14 countries and delivers them to customers in more than 150 markets worldwide. Electromobility, smart mobility and digital transformation are our core topics for the future. For many millions of people, they are the epitome of mobility- not only today, but also tomorrow. Become part of it and help develop new solutions with your curiosity and ideas. You can expect a diverse team that supports you and with whom you can grow together and develop your potential.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified & experienced candidates to fill the Product Market Specialist: Africa position in the Vehcile Brand Department – Sandton

Possible Tasks within this Role

  • Effectively communicating requests/queries to the Africa region’ product team and vice versa.
  • Analysis of market/competitor, product, price and promotion developments within the motor industry and assessing implications for the brand by continually bench marking products vs competitor offering and monitor industry developments for threats and opportunities in order to propose appropriate action.
  • Understand and communicate effectively of strategic product plans to satisfy customer requirements and the brand’s volume / share objective in terms of rationale, range specification, target retail pricing, etc.
  • Presentation, for approval, of product plans to various forums (eg. PMM, Product Teams)
  • Collecting information and feedback from marketing on cross- divisional teams, forums, and other channels prior to finalizing product plans.
  • Implementation of product plans as marketing representative in cross divisional project team meetings.
  • Planning and implementation of feasibility studies for potential models to be imported into Africa, including vehicles clinics.
  • Planning and implementation all passenger vehicle models utilizing the system.
  • Maintaining the Group system to ensure all vehicle specifications are accurate.
  • Maintaining and distributing vehicle specification information to the organization in illustrating key differences and similarities to competitor offerings.
  • Co-ordinating & facilitation of the launch management process to ensure all areas of the sales organisation organization and related systems, including compliance topics are updated for relevant models.
  • Implementation of the pallet planning from pricing and the series finance applications into the state sales program
  • Knowledge, maintenance, and application of the system (state sales program)

Qualification & Experience requirements

  • A formal 3-year bachelor’s degree/National Diploma from a recognised tertiary institution, preferably in Commerce/Finance/Marketing/Business Management
  • Minimum of 3 years product planning experience (Previous product planning experience in automotive industry will be ideal) or 3 years‘ experience in sales forecasting/ market research/brand management/ engineering in the automotive industry

Essentials

  • Strategic and conceptual thinking capability
  • Sound understanding of Marketing/Sales.
  • Sound understanding of automotive market and competitive environment.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability and inclination to work with detail.
  • Good communication skills (orals and written)
  • Structured thinking approach with sound problem-solving abilities