Our client is one of the leading motorcycle manufacturers in the world. The business is seeking to recruit a highly experienced and inspirational Product Planning Manager. This senior role will carry full business accountability for the delivery of the overall product strategy to deliver the commercial objectives of the pan European region.
Your main responsibilities will include the leadership and management of an established product planning team whilst developing a comprehensive understanding of the customer’s current and future needs/wants across the pan European region. You will ensure the delivery of the complete product plan which will achieve the commercial objectives whilst also developing a strong understanding of the competitor strategies across this region.
You will have a strong European background preferably from the automotive sector (motorcycle experience would be ideal) with experience of operating at a senior level with both strategic and operational accountability for a business unit. The successful candidate will be an inspirational leader who is able to demonstrate clear leadership and influencing skills as well as outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. You will also have the ability to set strategic targets based on future customer expectations. Other skills and experience required would be a background in market research/analysis, understanding of business finance with additional languages being beneficial. You will be comfortable with extensive travel and an interest in motorcycles is a must.
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: Senior Product Planning Manager
Salary: £60-67,000 plus excellent benefits
Location: Home Counties