We are SBD, a group of engineers, analysts, and strategists working together to inspire and enable automotive innovation by being world-leading knowledge partners to the automotive industry. For nearly 20 years, we have been working with some of the biggest global automotive brands including Audi, Jaguar Land Rover, Honda, Lexus, Toyota and many more.
Headquartered in the UK, we have been rapidly growing and have offices in the US, China, Japan, and Germany.
With a constantly evolving technology landscape and changing consumer needs, it has become more challenging than ever for the automotive industry to keep abreast of the changes and continue to innovate. Our role in the value chain is to sift through the magnitude of data and hype, to provide reliable and accurate market intelligence and tailored strategic advice to our clients worldwide.
As a Project Manager, you will have the unique opportunity to take ownership and shape the future of our automotive market research products and services. You will be managing our core team of research analysts and specialists in our Bangalore office, working closely with the other research teams in the UK, US, Japan, China and Germany.
Our team of very talented individuals conduct global automotive market research and create products that are accessed by our clients from a wide range of global players in the automotive industry including car manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and network operators. You will be responsible for project management, quality and timely delivery of all products from our team in India.
Our Bangalore office is also working on an online data platform for advanced analytics and you will be playing a key role in transitioning some of our products to this new platform. You will also have the opportunity to work on our client-specific projects taking full responsibility from scoping to delivery.
Although the role does not include significant travel, you will be required to travel occasionally to our UK office for meetings, and to other countries (including Germany, France, Switzerland) for research.
Considering the ambitious plans of the company, this role provides superb career and growth opportunities to the right individual who can help nurture a talented team and grow the company’s operations in India.
The role will be varied but with a primary focus on connected & autonomous car technologies and analysis.
Manage in depth primary and secondary research (trends, analysis, insights, market intelligence, relationship mapping, data gathering, etc.) in areas such as infotainment, telematics, smartphone apps, automotive technology hardware/software, user experience, etc.
Liaise with other research teams across the globe.
Keep abreast of industry trends.
Professionally manage & provide timely support to the team on projects with minimal direct supervision.
Keep the team motivated, efficient and engaged.
Attend, present, and effectively engage at trade shows & industry events.
Pitch-in and maintain flexibility to support company and team growth.
Report directly to SBD India Head (Director).
The core requirements for the role are as follows:
8 to 12 years’ industry experience (Automobile / Consultant / IT / tech industry)
Bachelor's or Master’s degree
Excellent spoken and written English
Prior experience in handling a team, collecting, analyzing data and spotting trends
Proven project management skills
Extremely good attention to detail
Experience in engaging with industry stakeholders and speaking at events
Prior experience working with global teams
In addition to the above competencies, we are seeking individuals with:
An upbeat, positive attitude
Capable of handling a team at the same time believe in team work
A passion for technology and/or cars
A strong interest to follow the latest industry trends
Aspiration to stand out from the crowd
Ambition for a stable career but one that you can shape yourself
If you feel that you have the right skills and competencies to join our team for this challenging opportunity, please forward your CV with a covering letter confirming your current salary and package to firstname.lastname@example.org