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Position: Car Line Manager
Reports to: Director of Product Planning
Company: Subaru Canada Inc.
Location: Mississauga, ON.
Date Posted: October 2017

Job Description:

  • Make car line product planning recommendations to the Director of Product Management including competitive intelligence gathering, competitive analysis & research, pricing analysis, market analysis and sales results analysis
  • Develop and maintain ownership of Price Margin Studies to determine Subaru Canada profitability and MSRP for new models by using market research tools, dealer feedback and industry trends.
  • Utilize and develop research from various market research sources (JD Power & Maritz) as well as specification information (ex. Autodata) to make carline recommendations.
  • Key contact for Subaru Canada for Product Information and specifications on appropriate models
  • Works closely with Subaru Corporation Canada sales & marketing team to negotiate and develop the detailed trim by trim SCI vehicle line-up
  • Manage pre-production vehicles including ordering, specification overview, retro-fit parts, and mile up programs
  • Manage and assist Accessory department in future accessory development as it relates to features on new vehicles
  • Manage Accessory Port program and owner’s manuals with the installation facility and in coordination with the Parts department for carline vehicles
  • Provide product expert knowledge support to Subaru dealers, sales, sales training, public and media relations, vehicle distribution and consumer support team as required.
  • Manage communication of detailed product information, product ordering information and confidential pricing information within Subaru Canada and to Subaru dealers and industry contacts.
  • Approve final versions of Subaru Canada marketing materials including brochures, press kits, press releases, and website content
  • Assist in Telematics development
  • Provide additional department support via Ad-hoc reporting and special project coordination

Qualifications/Required Skills:

  • 5-10 years of automotive related Product Planning, Marketing, Pricing and Product Management experience  Advanced PC skills (Microsoft applications including Excel with Macro writing and PowerPoint)
  • Expert knowledge of Mtab, PIN data, Autoplanner and/or Jato as well as Polk Cube
  • Valid driver’s license (with ability to operate a manual transmission car an asset)
  • Bilingualism an asset (French and English or Japanese)
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong knowledge of automobiles and the auto industry.
  • Knowledge basic financials and accounting.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong knowledge of automobiles and the auto industry.
  • Knowledge basic financials and accounting.

Education:

  • University Degree in Business Administration or related field


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