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Product Planning Specialist

Company Name:
Dana Corporation
Product Planning Specialist
Job ID #: 10073
Location: Crossville TN USA - Crossville, TN, US - 900 Indus - 691
Profession: Sales
Employment Type: Full-Time Regular
Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Relocation Provided: None
Experience Required: 1 - 3 Years
Description / Requirements
Dana Holding Corporation
Dana is a world leader in the supply of driveline products (axles, driveshafts, and transmissions), power technologies (sealing and thermal-management products), and genuine service parts for light- and heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers. The company s customer base includes nearly every major vehicle manufacturer in the global automotive, commercial vehicle, and off-highway markets. Based in Maumee, Ohio, the company employs approximately 24,000 people in 26 countries and has estimated 2011 sales of $7.6 billion. For more information, please visit .
Dana Holding Corporation exists to create exceptional value for our shareholders by delivering superior products and service to our customers. Our foundational values of honesty and integrity, being a good corporate citizen, open communication and continuous improvement are our cornerstones for delivering customer satisfaction, innovation and technology, quality and strong suppliers.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
? The main function of this position is to develop and implement product line strategies that meet current and future market needs and achieve profitability and growth objectives.
? Product line business assessments, market trends, strategy development, AOP volumes, competitive position, development of product road map and AOP action plans.
? Lead strategic input and direction on product applications and warranty related issues.
? Develop pricing strategy for new models and features and present product strategies, market analysis, priorities and business plans.
? Acquire key information directly from OEMs, Fleets, customer and trade contacts and through industry events.
? Prepare business plans and appropriation requests for major product programs. Assist in developing strategic sourcing and manufacturing strategy, based on global product requirements.
? Provide strategic marketing input for manufacturing related appropriations and long-term manufacturing capital plans.
? Define product launch strategies, including timing, forecast volumes, target markets, key customers.
? Define requirements for product, features, cost and capabilities with Engineering.
? Define literature, product displays, advertising, press conference content.
? Maintain effective contacts with and coordinate actions with Engineering, Sales, Purchasing, Operations, Quality, Field Service, Marketing and Aftermarket functions.
? Interface with Supply Chain Management and Corporate Legal Department to establish and negotiate (1) supply and/or development contracts for key products and technologies; (2) marketing agreements and JV partnerships that ensures product exclusivity or advantage.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
? Minimum 1 year experience in product planning preferred (Off Highway/Aftermarket experience)
? Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
? Effective listener and communicator.
? Proficient technical skills Microsoft Office; Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes.
? Excellent organizational and follow up skills.
? Demonstrated ability to be proactive and think forward.
? Ability to initiate and complete projects on your own.
? Must have strong time management skills.
? Able to effectively interface with other disciplines in the organization to achieve results.
? Demonstrated ability to drive results.
? Proven excellent customer relationship management skills.
? Ability to multi-task multiple projects and supports multiple managers.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
? Minimum Bachelors Degree Preferred in Business Administration.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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