Positioning

The Product Marketing and Conversion Manager PBV will report to the Senior Manager Product Marketing.


Responsibilities

  • LCV (Light Commercial Vehicles) product expert within Kia Belux structure

  • Central contact point for all PBV (Platform Beyond Vehicle) Product, Conversion & Pricing matters within Kia Belux but also with Kia European HQ and Kia Belux network

  • Build a strong product and conversion business plan for the launch of Kia PBV (Platform Beyond Vehicle) activity

  • Ensure successful life cycle management from A to Z, including conversion business opportunities :

    • Go to market strategy of new products

    • Adaptation of European product line up to local LCV / PBV market requirements

    • Pricing development in line with required competitiveness and profit

    • Ensure timely product updates in line with management requirements to enhance competitiveness

  • Initiate the conversion business

    • Install a solid collaboration frame with a network of external partners

    • Create a conversion project plan in line with the available PBV product line-up   

    • Initiate and follow-up on conversion projects in collaboration with the partners and in function of the LCV market and PBV requirements

    • Localize collaboration with pan-European partners where relevant

  • Organize the necessary field visits to dealer partners and conversion business partners during start-up and ramp-up phase

  • Research, analyze and monitor relevant financial, technological, taxation and demographic factors to capitalize on LCV market opportunities and minimize effects of competitive activity

  • Provide support for product training with the needed market and product input and participate actively in product training sessions.  Play an active role in the development of a product training program.

  • Demonstrate strong interest and knowledge in electrification with a close monitoring of industry trends and opportunities

  • Collaborate with marketing communication team to ensure the use of the right product content

Profile

  • Master degree in Business/Marketing or equivalent through professional experience

  • A first successful experience in LCV (Light Commercial Vehicles) product management of at least 3-4 years within automotive sector, including proven track record of follow-up of conversion business with external partners, specific to the LCV market

  • Affinity with homologation processes

  • Strong interest in Product Management, automotive and electrification

  • Strong interest/expertise in LCV and conversions

  • Strategic vision with impactful and efficient presentation ability

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, analytical mind, result-oriented  and team spirit

  • Ability to handle dealer / converter / customer / technical requirements specific to the LCV business

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and project management tools

  • Very good communication skills in French, Dutch and English​

Offer

A fast growing and ambitious international company

A challenge to a very interesting and varied role, highly autonomous and with real responsibilities

An In depth product training program, including systems and tools

An attractive salary package, company car and fuel card, PC, smartphone, pension plan and health insurance

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