Product Planning Manager

Product Planning Manager - Product Management
Technology, Product and Project, UD Trucks Technology
EntityUD Trucks
Position DescriptionThe position will have the responsibility for the scope management and business case of projects, preparation for project initiations and UDTT interface for Sales organizations and product line management.
The position will also be a member of the global Product Planning community within GTT to secure global coordination, common processes and good cooperation between sites is secured for the future execution of UDT product strategy in a global platform product environment
Key Responsibilities & Deliveries
  • Managing product initiative and prepare project prerequisites considering market requirements and business case.
  • Manage requirements for maintenance projects.
  • Manage the product line by analyzing the volume, profitability and feature requirement by market and product.
  • Interface for UDT Japan Sales, International Sales and GTA product line management, including Product support to Sales organization
  • UDT requirement input and alignment with Global network.
  • The position reports to the Director or Product Management in Trucks, Product & Project (TPP) in UDTT, including working with the global Product Planning community in GTT globally
  • The position is located in UDTT office in Ageo.
Key Competencies
& Experiences
  • Excellent knowledge of Japan truck business, products and key UDT export markets is highly welcomed.
  • A business and customer orientation with a drive for results and an ability to work effectively with business leaders.
  • Passion for the UDT products.
  • Needs to have a good understanding of UDT and Japanese culture
  • Communicative and with good influencing skills, to create trustful relations
  • High integrity and courage to decide and take initiative
  • Drive for change and improvement.
  • Good communications, networking skills and negotiation skills in both local and global environments.
  • Good personal organizational and planning skills
  • A Master’s degree in Engineering or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in the English language is required
  • Japanese language competence, both Oral and written is required

About Us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus, Sunwin Bus and Volvo Penta.
UD Trucks and JVs is an international commercial vehicle solutions provider based and headquartered in Japan. UD Trucks and JVs develop, produce and sell a wide range of heavy, medium and light-duty vehicles, supporting smart logistics solutions across 60 countries. Our trucks go the extra distance, giving our customers extra fuel mileage and uptime.
Our 8,000 smart, modern and diversified colleagues work with passion, trust and change to stay ahead for performance. We will always go the extra mile for our customers and business partners.

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Application Process


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