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16 Apr 2014

Product Associate Job Vacancy in Kenya

Our Client is a Vehicle manufacturer they are currently recruiting a Product Associate who will be responsible for the defining, prioritising and executing product innovation and reviewing product line expansions and growth / diversification plans.

The role will require a close working relationship with the Marketing Director, Technical and Operations Teams.


Product Development

  • Assist in defining product vision in liaison with the Marketing and Technical teams.
  • Work closely with the Technical team to provide human centred design inputs in the development of prototype products.
  • Liaise with Quality team to provide product development feedback and improve overall quality of the vehicle, within clear cost targets.
  • Support Marketing Director to conceive, develop and launch new products.
  • Support development of advertising, public relations and all marketing communications relevant product specifications and performance.
  • Monitor and evaluate customer satisfaction from existing products and provide structured feedback to Technical and Marketing teams for on-going support and development.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to execute product development plan.
  • Monitor, anticipate and assess market, client, competitor and regulatory trends to drive product strategy and identify opportunities for new product innovation.
  • Support development of new product business cases, including assembling fact-based arguments and developing compelling presentations to senior management.
  • Conduct primary, secondary research and competitive analyses, including product performance, competitor response and market positioning.
Required
  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum) in business subject
  • A master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in sales, marketing, product development, management consulting, or other similar roles for top tier companies
  • Exceptional leadership and clear sense of direction
  • Detail oriented and capable of delivering high quality outputs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build strong rapport with others as well as the ability to influence
  • Ability to effectively communicate timelines and project progress with both internal and external management teams
  • Proven ability to work with senior management team to develop and implement company strategy
  • Experience in managing budgets effectively, financial reporting, and setting up effective metrics and business processes
  • Comfort with extensive domestic and regional travel when needed
  • A fair level of technical expertise in automobile industry
Desired
  • Masters degree (or higher) in Business Administration (MBA), Marketing, Engineering, Business or similar
  • 4+ years related experience in product development, market research or public relations
  • Passion for the automotive industry
If you feel you fit the above role,please send your CV to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke

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