Are you passionate about connected car technologies and seeking to drive your career forward in a research and consulting role? This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with experience in connected car technologies and a passion for research seeking to drive their career forward in a research and consulting role.
Being part of the largest teams of connected car technology experts worldwide; with like-minded colleagues and team collaboration, your impact and influence on the industry will be far-reaching.
SBD Automotive is a rapidly growing global automotive technology research consultancy. Established over 20 years we provide our clients across the automotive industry with actionable insights and analysis in the fields of Connected Car (Infotainment, Telematics, In-Vehicle Apps, etc.), Safe Car (ADAS, active safety, autonomous vehicle, V2X), and Secure Car (automotive security and cybersecurity). We work with 95% of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers as well as suppliers, associated industries, and governments in more than 70 countries.
Our recently established China office, SBD Automotive (Shanghai) Consulting, together with our UK headquarters, and offices in Japan, USA, India, and Germany serve our clients worldwide. We are actively expanding our footprint in China; this role will be integral to our business growth and expansion in the China market.
As we continue to expand there are excellent prospects for developing your career further.
Your key responsibilities are to:
Complete a variety of research and consultancy projects across connected car technologies to deadlines and high quality standards
Provide strategic support to clients including cost/benefit analysis for new products
Desk and field-based research
Analyse data and provide industry insight to include authoring technical and market data reports
Direct other staff on client projects Present to clients and deliver technical workshops
Attend and present at industry conferences and events
Specialise in at least one area of Connected car technology (for example Automotive Apps, Big Data Analytics, CRM, Prognostics, Infotainment, Navigation, PAYD, Smart Phone Integration, Mobility Solutions etc.)
Keep up to date with latest industry technology developments and interpret high-level trends
Your principal place of work will be at our Shanghai office. You will be required to travel to clients or to other SBD offices.
You will need to demonstrate the following:
Direct experience in a broad range of connected Car technologies & business models: automotive apps, big data analytics, CRM, prognostics, infotainment, navigation, PAYD insurance, smartphone integration, mobility solutions etc.
An adaptable and well-organized approach, with ability to manage a busy workload with several short-term and long-term projects running simultaneously, directing other members of the team as required
Excellent written communication skills to enable the production of high quality client reports in PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
Confident verbal communication with the ability to build rapport and inspire confidence with SBD’s clients
Industry interest and a desire to meet client needs
Chinese Mandarin and excellent spoken and written English
An understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the connected car industry, and evidence of your ability to keep abreast of technical and business developments in this fast-moving sector
The above qualities and experience will have been gained within the automotive industry either within vehicle manufacturer, supplier or a competitor. You will ideally have a degree or equivalent in either Engineering, Research, Management or Business.
This is a full-time position with significant career growth opportunities.
SBD Automotive is an equal opportunity employer.
Please submit a brief cover letter and CV highlighting your relevant experience to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting CCSSChina in the e-mail subject title.