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Product Launch Planning Manager – Honda Motorcycles

  • Job added:   8 April 2011
  • Salary :   Competitive basic plus excellent benefits
  • Location :   Slough, Berkshire
  • Job Type :   Permanent
  • Company :   Honda / Signet Resources
  • Contact :   Iain Baker
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  • Telephone :   01628817124
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Honda is the world’s leading motorcycle manufacturer with a diverse product range including cars, motorbikes, power equipment and marine.


Due to an internal restructure, they have created a new role within their Motorcycle Division - Product Launch Planning Manager. The key task for this role will be to ensure that the new motorcycle models planned for the next couple of years are planned and launched successfully across Europe.

Reporting to the Department Manager, this position will require significant amounts of co-ordination with many departments including Sales, Supply, Marketing/PR, Customer and European operations. The successful individual will be responsible for the production, maintenance and reporting of their project management planning tool including daily tracking of progress. This is a pivotal role that will require extensive communication with Honda Associates across Europe.

To be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate clear project management and influencing skills at a senior level with a logical and detailed approach to you work. Other pre-requisites include having outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. You will enjoy challenging the norm and have a track record of managing and directing a team of direct and indirect reports. You will ideally come from an automotive background and have an understanding and knowledge of dealer operations. A motorcycle enthusiast would be highly beneficial.

Please note this position will involve occasional travel to Europe.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to take on a new role within a leading global company and shape their own future with excellent opportunities for promotion.

Suitability for positions will be judged on relevant professional criteria relating to knowledge, skills, attitude and experience and there will be no discrimination on any other grounds.

Role: Product Launch Planning Manager – Honda Motorcycles
Based: Slough, Berkshire
Salary: Competitive basic plus excellent benefits

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