Technology Strategist

    • Job Tracking ID: 85350-273717
    • Job Location: Superior Township, MI
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: September 20, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) is currently looking for a Technology Strategist to join the Product Planning team in Superior Township, MI (just east of Ann Arbor). In this role you will be responsible for analyzing emerging technology trends for North American market and creating plans that efficiently and effectively roll out those features and technologies across all Hyundai and Kia vehicles.

Key Responsibilities include:

  1. Analyze current and future technology trends to make strategic recommendations for Hyundai-Kia vehicles including execution, rollout timing, and brand, segment, or vehicle fit
  2. Coordinate the technology road map for Hyundai-Kia’s advanced research and development plan in the U.S.
  3. Lead activities to develop ideas for new vehicle features and test those ideas with consumers

Supported utilizing various activities including:

  • Lead the creation of feature/technology roadmapping intersecting with Hyundai-Kia long range vehicle plans
  • Provide input on the strategic direction of Hyundai-Kia’s advanced research and development plans in the U.S.
  • Liaison with teams in Korea to demonstrate top U.S. developed technologies and identify path to production
  • Monitor emerging trends using print/online publications and by developing expert contacts within the industry
  • Research and analyze automotive industry trends, product planning and consumer demands
  • Create and present Quarterly Market Reports to Senior Management in North America and Korea
  • Analyze brand and segment fit for current and future technologies as necessary and make recommendations.
  • Design and perform User Experience research to identify customer needs/trends
  • Conduct ideation sessions to create new applications for emerging technology and new vehicle features
  • Perform patent searches and provide input on IP strategy to help secure appropriate intellectual property
  • Coordinate Auto Show or other trade show attendance and materials; create preview and wrap-up presentations
  • Coordinate supplier visits and presentations
  • Coordinate competitive vehicle benchmark studies.
  • Monitor dealer feedback on current products and potential future product directions.
  • Plan and monitor department budget as required.
  • Perform administrative functions such as purchasing requests, timecard, vacation requests, travel requests, etc.
  • Perform additional projects as assigned.
  • Travel up to 20% of time domestically and internationally.

Experience and Skills:

Bachelor Degree in Engineering or similar Science (Preferred) or Business Degree

5 years of experience in Advanced Product Development, Corporate, or Strategic Planning with experience in market analysis at an Automotive OEM or Supplier.

Valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record

Candidates applying for positions with Hyundai Kia must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

HATCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disabled and Veteran. VEVRAA Federal contractor