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Director - Automotive Consulting in Costa Mesa, CA at J.D. Power

Date Posted: 5/15/2018

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J.D. POWER

Be where the voice of the consumer meets the value of the brand. AtJ.D. Power, you’ll be at the heart of commerce, working for a worldwideleader whose intelligence and insights are shaping the way people sell, and theway people buy.

Title:  Director, Automotive Consulting

Location: Costa Mesa, CA

Reports to: Senior Director, PIN Consulting

The Role:  As part of J.D. Power’s Power Information Network(PIN) Automotive Consulting team, your primary focus will be supporting ourglobal automotive clients in optimizing their pricing and go-to-marketstrategies by leveraging our proprietary data sets and predictive modeling.J.D. Power’s PIN data contains millions of data points of annual vehiclepurchase transactions, along with our proprietary predictive analytics, that weuse to understand the dynamics of the automotive industry. You will workdirectly with clients in our recurring engagements to optimize multi-billiondollar budgets, specifically in the areas of demand planning, market sizing,pricing and profitability, and promotion/incentives strategies. Our engagementsalso cover distribution, inventory optimization, remarketing and financialservices in the very exciting, dynamic and complex automotive industry.

The Career Opportunity: This role will use your analytical,business, and client-facing communication skills, while leveraging yourknowledge of the automotive industry. You will also be comfortable withpursuing new business development opportunities enabling your career growthwithin the PIN Automotive Consulting team.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide in depth analysis and consulting to automotive clients.(Hypothesize what is happening; utilize data to prove or disprove thehypothesis; present data and findings)
  • Evaluate and analyze the automotive marketplace to identify risks andopportunities for clients
  • Present team members and clients with analysis supporting decisionsrelated to sales, pricing, and marketing strategy
  • Proactively assist in determining client needs and help develop newanalytical solutions to satisfy those needs

Qualifications:

  • Automotive Industry Experience Required
  • BA/BS degree in Business related field: Economics, Statistics,Engineering, Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science etc.required [Masters / MBA highly desirable]
  • 7 -10 years of relevant experience*
  • Knowledge of and interest in the automotive industry highly preferred,experience with consumer products or with management consulting firms alsopreferred
  • Outstanding communication skills (written and oral) with ability tothink quickly on feet
  • Outstanding analytical/problem solving and data analysis skills(ability to see the story through the data)
  • Strong proficiency in Excel (ability to work with large, complex anddynamic datasets) and PowerPoint as well as balance of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to interact effectively with people including senior managementboth within clients and internally at J.D. Power
  • Thrives on tackling difficult problems in a dynamic and fast-pacedenvironment. 

* A combination of an advanced degree and corporate work experience, oranalytical extracurricular / entrepreneurial activities and corporate workexperience, will also be considered

Who We Are

Since 1968, companies around the world have trusted J.D. Power togenerate and gather the consumer insights that illuminate and inform businesssuccess. At J.D. Power we amplify the voice of the consumer, and help brandsimprove the value of their products and services. Together, these principlesempower everyone in the global commerce ecosystem, enabling better purchasedecisions – and better business results. Beyond our proven process, J.D.Power’s strength is its people. They offer diverse disciplines, talents, andexpertise, but share one common goal: to generate growth and long-term valuefor our clients. Our scientists, Ph.D. level statisticians and methodologists,ensure our research meets the highest scientific quality standards and providesadvanced statistical support. J.D. Power represents the science of customersatisfaction in any language, to consumers and businesses worldwide.


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