Product Manager - SUV's | Al Futtaim Automotive | Dubai

Product Manager - SUV's | Al Futtaim Automotive | Dubai

3-5 years
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Job Description

Job Requisition ID: 110587
No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get The chance to push the limits every single day.
As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You'll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.
Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best.
About the role.
The role is responsible for all the name plates within the assigned group (Either Passenger Cars, Or Sport Utility Vehicles, Or Light Commercial Vehicles) to ensure competitiveness of the assigned products (content, packaging, price positioning, model life cycle management, launch readiness) by conducting extensive market research and analysis on competitors, customers and the operating environment and collaboratively working cross functionally within AFM and with TMC to formulate midterm product strategy as well short term action plans that enable achievement of annual budget volume, segment share and profit targets.
The individual will be the primary liaison with the OEM Product Team as the operational face of AFM.
One source of truth for the product portfolio across AFM stakeholders.
Key Accountabilities:
  • Support the SUV product marketing team to execute annual and mid-term product strategy and lead implementation with detailed project management plan.
  • Collect, track, analyse segment level dynamics (competitor model specs, prices, go-to-market activities, sales performance, future launch intelligence, SWOT) and translate into actionable next steps for Toyota models.
  • Ensure cross functional readiness of new models and yearly model year change to enable flawless launch and product availability for sale per the yearly budget target.
  • Prepare and maintain data base of reports and presentations for AFM internal and external forums (Toyota Product Forum, TMC meetings, PMW: Product Marketing Workshops).
  • Responsible for TMC & AFM product enquiries and meeting deadlines set for each project.
  • In-charge of all IT & systems activities related to SUV portfolio (SAP, JATO, NCBS) to deliver timely launch of the line-up.

About You
Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge - University Degree
Minimum Experience - 3 to 5 years experience in a product related role in Automotive industry.
Job-Specific Skills:
  • Strong data analysis skills (this job requires data driven decision making)
  • Ability to understand technical aspects of the vehicle
  • Project management skills
  • Experience with SAP, JATO, NCBS, advanced excel skills.
  • Comfortable with ERP model master data management

Behavioural Competencies:
  • Passionate about Automotive products
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to build relationships and trust
  • Willing to experiment and comfortable with ambiguity.

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