• Denso North America
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Non-Executive Management
  • Full-Time
  • 2 World Trade Center

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DENSO is one of the largest global automotive suppliers of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. From automated driving to hybrid and electric vehicle components, were crafting the core technologies of modern mobility. We draw on the strengths of individual inventors who are joining together to become an unstoppable force for global good. With our North American headquarters located in Michigan, DENSO employs more than 24,000 people at 28 consolidated subsidiaries and 4 affiliates across the North American region. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions and employs more than 170,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, totaled US$48.1 billion.
Responsible for achieving work results that have impact on both short term and long term business results. Works independently with minimal amount of direction on more complex issues. Recommends and implements changes in processes and procedures as needed. Resolves issues that are differing but related requiring sophisticated analytical or problem solving techniques to identify cause. Anticipates future issues. Devises solutions based on limited information and relies on past experience or precedent to identify solutions or to adapt existing approaches to resolve issues. Provide comprehensive analytical support in order to maximize marketing and selling efforts within channels and categories involving more complex customers. Provide pricing support to all divisions. Acts as a mentor to less experienced professionals. Requires in depth knowledge and experience in professional discipline. May be accountable for leading projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Qualified candidates should possess a Bachelors degree in marketing, business or related field and 5-8 years of relevant experiences, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Category Management Certification is preferred.

Conducts quantitative and qualitative analysis on a variety of sources and then makes recommendations on business reviews, marketing plans and sales fundamentals.

Develops recommendations and reports that build customer value and ensure profitable execution.

Works with other team members to create proposals and presentations for sales management and customers.

Interacts with category management consulting agencies as needed and coordinates any necessary legal approvals.

Implements selling concepts and tools to support category management projects.

Assists management with developing strategic short-and-long range plans for the category management function.

Responsible for acquiring market information on product pricing and establishing a centralized location to house all pricing information.

Collaborates with all business units to determine their ongoing needs regarding the acquisition and evaluation of pricing information.

Acts as a mentor to less experienced professionals.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills Required

Strong knowledge of Category management procedures and terms

Excellent written and oral communication skills and good presentation skills

Advanced level of experience using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Analytical skills to interpret potentially conflicting data

Experience with Business Intelligence platforms

Experience with deployment of advanced ERP (SAP, QAD, Oracle, etc) systems preferred

Strong organizational and time management skills

Strong customer service skills

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred: Delta Associates Bronze or Silver Certification, Category Management Association CPCA or CPCM certification would be a plus.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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