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Product LineExpert / Product Management Specialist,

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Location: to Japan
Job ID: 214
Date Posted: Jan 19, 2022
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd
Profession (Job Category): Sales, Marketing & Product Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time

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In this role asProduct Management Specialist,you will be reporting directly toProduct Line ManagerofMarketing DepartmentinAftermarket Division.

Your core responsibilities include:

The mission of the Product Management Specialist is to support his/her product(s) line(s) global and profitable development through product life cycle management and marketing expertise support to all regions.


  • Responsible for Market Intelligence for his/her product(s) line(s) (market trends, competitors watch...).

  • Responsible to identify and quantify the market potential per product line and per region.

  • Competition analysis (range, service, pricing, unique selling point (USP)...) for his/her product(s) line(s).

  • Prepare the Distribution Analysis for A customers in collaboration with the Regional Sales team.

Range development

  • Responsible to identify range gap with each region for his/her product(s) line(s)

  • Prepare global business case for new references development

  • Define the Product Development Plan (PDP) in collaboration with each region and the Product

Development team

  • Ensure time-to-market (TTM) for all Hitachi OES references

  • Responsible to prepare Launch Package for new references (cross-references, technical data, USP...)

  • Update and communicate new parts list to all regions

  • Manage product life cycle including End-Of-Life (EOL) with OES sales team / Divisions / Aftermarket Regions

  • Support for the pricing quotation for new items

Business Development

  • Business partner for all regions for his/her product(s) line(s); support business requests from all regions (including product identification/cross-reference, RFQ, technical data inquiry...)

  • Initiate and/or coordinate the Big Fish process between regions and Divisions/Business Unit

  • Propose and coordinate product benchmarking. "Translate" technical benchmarking test results into sales pitch.

  • Prepare analysis and topics for periodic business review with divisions/ Business Unit

  • Analyse monthly the global sales performance for his/her product line and propose (when required) corrective actions.


  • Support regional sales promotion activity for his/her product(s) line(s) through merchandising tools creation and/or coordination among regions.

  • Support regions for regional trade shows


  • Support the OEM/OES/IAM cross-referencing

  • Coordinate with Region and Data Management the catalogue proof-reading and publication

  • Build a Data strategy suitable for all Region and all Product lines

  • Lead the Data Project transformation within Aftermarket Division and Business Unit

  • Contribute to ensure system compliance with new companies (Integration, Merge)

Education ; Bachelor's degree
Experience; At least 5 years of experience in Sales, Marketing or Finance, Especially looking for experience in any of below field; Product Marketing, Project Management, Customer Relationship Management,Business Development, Marketing, Product Life cycle management, Selling Proposition,Product Development Plan

To apply, email resume to: [email protected].

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