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  • Posted: May 18, 2017
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    Africorp Specialised Recruitment provides national and international search and selection through the application of scientifically validated and reliable practices in the selection process. Through our team of specialist recruiters, registered industrial psychologists, chartered accountants, master reward specialists, attorneys and payroll specialists, we h...
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    Product Manager

    Job description

    • Identify new model potential - Monitor new model availability and market analysis to Identify potential new products, PSM (Product Strategy Manager) - Product news and Assignability document analysis and market segment analysis.
    • New Product Approval - from local management and finance consisting of - new model positioning, new model specifications and options, new model financial positioning, HQ proposal presentation and approval process.
    • New model introduction - creating and providing all relevant information documents to Finance, Parts, Aftersales, Logistics, Marketing, Sales - provide information on new models; loading of all info required into Product Catalogue and or Master data.(SAP).
    • Provide logistics / HQ with initial launch stock order as per requirements.
    • Monitor lifecycle changes from HQ feedback & implement and update all areas where necessary and applicable.
    • Assist Marketing with the brochure creation process, website updates to verify accuracy.
    • Assist Network department with specifications for generating new model and model update training material.
    • Analyze current & historical market sales and trends on a monthly basis.
    • Generate all product related bulletins providing information of new models/ ranges to product updates and feedback. Presentations to internal committees and departments as well as dealer committees on product plans and or other forums where feedback may be required.
    • Prepare and present to various external parties, for example at press launches for new models or such functions.
    • PSM to update all new information into product overview presentation for new people / dealers, and to assist training department in creation of the online training content and the 'train the trainer' content document for the external trainer.


    • Vehicle Market knowledge and understanding
    • Vehicle Market Segment Trends.
    • Forecasting of Segment Trends and Market movements.
    • Computer literacy with comprehensive knowledge of MS Excel, Powerpoint, Word
    • Knowledge of SAP operating system.
    • Strong numerate abilities, analytical skills and attention to detail.
    • Good planning and organizing skills and presentation skills
    • Able to work under pressure with short deadlines
    • Target driven / focused
    • Jato experience essential


    Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) / Bachelor of Science in Engineering.


    Approximately 4-6 years automotive industry experience

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Africorp Specialised Recruitment on to apply

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