Are you passionate about connected car technologies? Are you seeking to drive your career forward working for the leading global organisation specialising in automotive technology research and consulting?
This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with experience in Connected Car technologies to lead and develop the research and consulting team in China. You will:
Established over 20 years, SBD Automotive (www.sbdautomotive.com) provides our clients across the automotive industry with actionable insights and analysis in the fields of Connected Car (Infotainment, Telematics, In-Vehicle Apps, etc.), Autonomous Car (ADAS, active safety, autonomous vehicle, V2X), and Secure Car (automotive security and cyber security)
SBD Automotive (Shanghai) Consulting is experiencing significant growth and success: we have provided consulting and research to China OEM’s and Tier 1’s for nearly 10 years and our Shanghai office has built on this over the last two years being the number 1 choice for our Client’s research and consulting requirements. Together with our UK headquarters, and offices in Japan, USA, India and Germany we serve our clients worldwide.
Your key responsibilities are to:
Plan, manage and execute 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
Manage and 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
Up to date connected car/China market knowledge
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
Well-developed problem solving skills and ability to work from first principles
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.