Product Planning Leader

Undisclosed Company
Gaydon, Warwickshire
16 Mar 2023
13 Apr 2023
Manpower UK
Job Type

Product Planning Leader

Job details

Job Title: Product Planning Leader
Location: Gaydon based,


Job Purpose:

Support the Head of Product Management, Product Strategy & Planning team and broader Commercial function in the development of customer focused product definition for Aston Martin and lead subsequent delivery to market. Lead interface with the Commercial Take-To-Market (TTM) planning team for future vehicle programmes. Requiring cross-functional working with the commercial team and technical business functions.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Support product programme related planning, strategy, marketing and commercial activities. In particular, the development of the product strategy, product lifecycle management and interface with the Take-To-Market (TTM) planning team, including:

  • Product positioning & messaging
  • Customer product attributes requirements
  • Product definition
  • Volume and pricing strategy
  • Feature take rate analysis and strategy
  • Options & Colour & Trim strategy/execution
  • Development of product launch plans
  • Competitor and technology benchmarking
  • Define research programme requirements

Lead product planning activities and on-going product strategy development including:

  • Liaison with Heads of Carline, Programme Team and Engineering functions, including gateway reviews, engineering reviews and PST meetings
  • Global pre-production vehicle planning
  • Support TTM team in defining sales & marketing fleet requirements
  • Input sales & marketing requirements into product lifecycle plan
  • Develop tactical product actions where required
  • Product performance reporting (e.g. option take rates)

Lead integration, planning & alignment of the product & programme requirements with regional teams.

  • Lead interface with regional product planners (RPP)
  • Manage product information & communication channels with RPP's

Undertake other duties as required to achieve the Company's objectives.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Proven experience in automotive industry role(s)
  • Good presentation skills (written and verbal) and ability to use PowerPoint & Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively up to senior management level
  • Excellent planning & organisation skills with ability to think strategically & tactically
  • Strong and proven business acumen


  • Collaboration - working together to achieve the business plan requirements.
  • Customer focus - understand the finance and operations requirements and align them.
  • Communication - articulate and listen to colleagues on a timely basis to ensure there is an honest and two-way communication of the business plan status and risks and opportunities ahead.
  • Commitment - focused and fully accountable for supporting the business.
  • Continuously challenge and improve - accept that improvements can always be made and supporting a learning culture where mistakes happen, but lessons are then imbedded to make the plan more robust and better.

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