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Sr. Product Planner II

Honda North America
paid time off, paid holidays, sick time, tuition reimbursement, 401(k), relocation assistance
United States, Georgia, Alpharetta
February 11, 2024
American Honda Motor Co

Sr. Product Planner II

Location: Alpharetta, GA
Workstyle: Hybrid (20% Remote)

What Makes a Honda, is Who makes a Honda

Honda has a clear vision for the future, and it's a joyful one. We are looking for individuals with the skills, courage, persistence, and dreams that will help us reach our future-focused goals.

At our core is innovation. Honda is constantly innovating and developing solutions to drive our business with record success. We strive to be a company which serves as a source of "power" that supports people around the world who are trying to do things based on their own initiative and that helps people expand their own potential. To this end, Honda strives to realize "the joy and freedom of mobility" by developing new technologies and an innovative approach to achieve a "zero environmental footprint."

We are looking for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, continuous improvement values, and a strong work ethic to join our team.

If your goals and values align with Honda's, we want you to join our team to Bring the Future!

About this Position:

Sr. Product Planners represent the voice of the customer and lead AHM consensus in product development projects, with the goal of ensuring competitiveness necessary to achieve sales volume targets and profitability. They will manage the analysis and reporting on market trends and conditions that may have an impact on company products and services across multiple product lines. They will conduct specific Marine product research that supports model strategy creation, model lifecycle planning and model specific planning towards development start.

Responsibilities include:

* Develops and conducts complex research assignments to support product planning and future strategic direction. Plans and participates in Marine research events including customer/dealer visits. (e.g., coordination of contacts with dealers, customers).

* Compiles and analyzes primary and secondary data including all types of formal research methods. Produces and analyzes statistical data from these sources to report to management and other divisions on customer preferences, satisfaction, purchase process, future vehicle requirements, trade-off's, etc. Evaluate and assess marketability of future technologies and appropriate application for planned models.

* Communicate product description, specifications, feature, and pricing details and explain product role, customer targets and business objectives to Development Execution and Sales Departments at negotiated timing within development cycle.

* Participates in product concept & design development with members from related departments. This includes participation in product test of current, prototype and competitor products and recommends necessary modifications or new market opportunities.

* Coaches newer product planners to ensure correct methodology and analysis is used.

Who we are seeking:

Required Work Experience:

* Requires 10 years of experience with degree or 14 years related work experience

Required Education:

* Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Market Research or related discipline or equivalent work experience

Desired skills:

* Understanding of Honda and competitor's product line, technology and Marine industry conditions and Marine consumers

* Strong decision-making ability and ability to communicate a deep belief and understanding of the concept and product being proposed

* Proficiency with programs such as SPSS, MTAB, Excel, PowerPoint, multiple

* web-based databases

* Strong presenter and confident interacting with all levels of management and executives

* Good planning, implementation, and project management skills.

* Effective presentation skills

Additional Position Factors:

* Workstyle: Hybrid (20% Remote)

* Travel: 10%

At Honda, you will play a key role in our journey to become a company that society wants to exist now, and in the future. Your endless curiosity will drive innovation and your courageous spirit will challenge the status quo. We believe having a workforce made up of diverse thinkers and innovators makes us a better Honda. Respect for each other and respect for diversity each and every day drives our associates to contribute at the highest level and work effectively in a team environment. We make the dream of mobility a reality with our innovative and high-quality products. Together, we Bring the Future to our customers, associates, and communities. We are Honda!

What differentiates Honda and makes us an employer of choice?

Total Rewards:

* Competitive Base Salary

* Annual Bonus

* Industry leading Benefit Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx)

* Paid time off, including vacation, paid holidays, sick time, personal days

* 401K Plan with company match + additional contribution

* Relocation assistance

Career Growth:

* Advancement opportunities

* Career mobility

* Education reimbursement for continued learning

* Training and Development programs

Additional Offerings:

* Wellbeing program

* Community service and engagement programs

* Product programs

* Free drinks onsite

Honda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.

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