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Assistant Manager, Product Planning

Company: Hyundai Motor America
Location: Fountain Valley
Posted on: November 23, 2022

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Assistant Manager, Product Planning
Date: Oct 15, 2022Location: Fountain Valley, CA, US, 92708Company: Hyundai Motor AmericaAt Hyundai, we've rethought our business and created cars that combine performance, quality, design and innovation into a complete package.

It's time you rethink what you expect from an employer.

At Hyundai, we understand you're not just building a career - you're building a life. We believe in our people and realize that our success is a direct result of our commitment in offering you great opportunities for your career. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for a chance to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.
Purpose- Supports the product planning function, including lifecycle management, for assigned model lines.
Major Responsibilities- Assist in the lifecycle management of specific models by establishing strategies for market position, target buyer, sales volume and model packaging based on extensive market research and customer insights.- Develop comprehensive product planning proposals (vehicle specifications, features, and trim levels) by using in-depth market and competitive analysis in order to deliver compelling recommendations suitable for presentation to senior management.- Develop concept specifications for upcoming models based on segment analysis, product positioning, customer insight, cost implications and other key market factors.- Create and maintain vehicle Product Guides reflecting accurate up-to-date product information, model strengths, competitive comparisons and specifications.- Create extensive product presentation materials detailing the model highlights and competitive position to use for product briefings/training and media launch events.- Conduct post-launch analysis of new models and recommend enhancements/improvements based on market feedback and new competitor analysis.- Conduct thorough review of marketing materials created by internal departments/agencies and ensure accurate product information along with effective communication of product strengths and highlights.- Collaborate with Market Research to guide product research efforts/analysis (clinics, focus groups, etc.).- Responsible for ad-hoc projects that require extensive use of consumer research data from proprietary and third-party sources (mTab, JD Power PIN, AutoPlanner, etc.).- Performs secondary functions of the position: - Manage pilot vehicle order process - incorporate order input from various departments, monitor anticipated build dates, inspect for specification accuracy and distribute to appropriate departments. - Analyze proposed model accessories and help determine the port installed option installation rates based on market situation. - Ability to describe product attributes and chassis dynamics accurately in evaluation of competitor and future vehicles
- Managing the Product Planning fleet of pilot vehicles for the programs assigned.- Product Planning Budget responsibilities: work with prod planning mgmt. to develop annual budget, input to SAP, track annual budgets for vendors, work with purchasing to develop Purchase Orders, Check requests, etc. Ensure vendor payment and ongoing contract renewal.
Education- Bachelor's degree required.
Related Experience- Five to six years of relevant experience, of which at least three years is directly related experience within the automotive industry.
Skill/Knowledge- Ability to work with all levels of management.- Strong strategic planning skills.- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.- Proficient usage of MS Office with exceptional PowerPoint skills.- Helpful to have ability to operate a manual transmission.
Physical requirements- Normal office duties.- Ability to operate an automobile for at least 3hrs at a time.- Holds passport to enable occasional travel to/from South Korea.
Our Company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this form is sought in good faith and will not be used to discriminate against the applicant based on race, religion or creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, marital status, sex or gender (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, or related circumstances), gender identity, gender expression, age, citizenship, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, military and veteran status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Keywords: Hyundai Motor America, Fountain Valley , Assistant Manager, Product Planning, Executive , Fountain Valley, California

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