Product Localization Specialist - Passenger Cars

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Hounslow, United Kingdom

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21 days ago

About the role

As the Product Localization Specialist (Passenger Cars), your main responsibility is to lead and facilitate the localization of our passenger car portfolio in the UK and Ireland markets. You will actively coordinate with the product, sales, marketing, and R&D teams in Europe and China to provide valuable feedback on market trends, policy changes, competitor tendencies, and expectations from users or partners. Your role will also involve managing product localization programs to ensure a smooth product launch and successful deployment.

The European Product Department focus on market, customer, policy, regulation research, and competitor analysis to develop a comprehensive product strategy that aligns with our vision and goals. We aim at creating an impactful European NEV portfolio that exceeds user and market expectations while ensuring that all regulatory frameworks and business requirements are met. With the successful introduction of BYD ATTO 3 in 2022, we are excited to welcome talents who can support us in bringing more competitive passenger car models to the market in 2023.

As a member of the European Product Department, the Product Localization Specialist (Passenger Cars) will report directly to the EU Product Manager (Passenger Car) and indirectly to the Country Manager UK and Ireland (dotted line).

Tasks & Typical duties/responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • You will take the lead in product localization projects in the UK and IRE markets. This will involve identifying market requirements and uncovering consumer insights that will help us develop products that meet the needs of our target audience;
  • Manage product demands from various stakeholders, including user groups, dealers, and local authorities or associations. To achieve this, you will collaborate with cross-functional teams, including R&D, sales, business planning, and marketing, to convert the demands into product implementations that align with our product strategy;
  • Manages local product campaigns, such as test-drive events and customer clinics, to help refining our product proposition, and raise awareness of our products and generate interest among potential customers;
  • Develop and manage the regional product team, ensuring that the team is aligned with local business expansions and has the necessary skills and resources to support our product localization efforts in the UK and Ireland markets;
  • Support the product marketing team with local market, consumer analysis, and competitor benchmarking, providing valuable insights that will help us develop effective marketing strategies for our products;
  • Support other local activities, such as validation tests and product training, at the early stage of (pre-) launches of new passenger car models in Europe. By doing so, you will help ensure that our products meet all relevant regulatory frameworks and business requirements.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in Sustainable Transition, Automotive Engineering, Marketing, Business administration, or a related field.
  • 5 years of experience in product management or related industry, proficiency in project management is a plus.
  • Strong data collection and analytical skills, with the ability to extract and present critical insights.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively across all technical teams and disciplines.
  • A disciplined, fact-based, and rational approach to problem-solving.
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Team player with a customer-centric, can-do, live-and-learn mindset.
  • Passion for NEVs and sustainability.
  • Understanding of NEV technical paths, performance parameters, design, and their impact on UX.
  • Valid driving license or equivalent driving license for passenger cars.

We offer:

  • Performance and experience-based competitive remuneration;
  • Scottish Widow workplace pension;
  • 25 days paid holidays + public holidays;
  • On-site free parking;
  • Department & company-wide teambuilding events;
  • An exciting opportunity to lead the European transition to Zero Emissions transportation and de-carbonization of the economy.

Our Purpose is to build a zero-emission future that reconnects humanity with nature and a World of clean air. We are looking for talent that connects with this mission and wants to create a positive impact by joining a diverse and dynamic team