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Emerging Technologies European Director

Emerging Technologies European Director

Posted 7 December 2021 by Alliance Automotive Group UK
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The Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) is a leading distributor of passenger and commercial vehicle parts to the independent automotive aftermarket in Europe. It operates in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC), the largest worldwide automotive parts distributor with activities in North America, Europe, and Australasia. The AAG has a revenue of 2.6 billion euros with over 12,000 employees.

For our European Corporate team, we are looking for a new director of Emerging Technologies and Strategy to:

  • Drive regional Emerging Technologies strategy and business opportunities
  • Drive growth and profitability of the EV and other emerging technologies and ensure an optimal mix of Financial, Operational, and Customer outcomes
  • Support the implementation of the defined global strategy and convert it into regional actionable opportunities
  • Oversee the company’s overall transformation plan with a focus on corporate functions

YOUR FUTURE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Contribute country and industry expertise related to emerging technologies, including identification of relevant dynamics in the industry and disruptive / new vendors
  • Identify potential suppliers finding the best short- and long-term partners in this space)
  • Defining, coordinating and sharing strategy
  • Implementing the agreed action plan working with country teams
  • Define business cases with relevant departments to test new products and approaches
  • Coordinate and monitor progress on EV and other technology developments
  • Forecast financials associated with emerging technologies
  • Assist country teams in operational objectives in terms of timeline and process adherence and project management across merchandising, operations, commercial, training, marketing, digital and other local resources

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE MEETS THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience in project coordination and management, including overall strategic and transformation plans
  • Good business acumen, knowledge of financial fundamentals and excellent analytical skills
  • Sound knowledge of EV and future technologies applied in the automotive environment. Ideally with work experience at a global OEM, future-oriented Tier 1 supplier and/or other player in the EV space
  • Ability to evaluate potential solutions through multiple lenses (customer, competitor, vendor)
  • Capacity to build trustful relationship in all levels of the organization
  • Languages: English, other European languages will be a strong asset
  • You are furthermore a Dynamic, highly energetic person and motivated to achieve success.
  • You have strong negotiation skills, and you demonstrated the ability to build customer-oriented category strategies.
  • You are a team player, and you know how to motivate your team with openness and trust
  • You have a strong interpersonal skill in combination with results and fact driven way of work

Reference: 44955178

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