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Global Launch Strategy Executive – 4-door

Apply now Job no: 492827
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Commercial

Aston Martin is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to the most iconic brand in the world. Every intricate stitch beautifully expressed line, and the stirring noise of our engines is a manifestation of the desire and collective spirit to create the most beautiful cars: the soul of Aston Martin made real.

Job Purpose:

Create, Implement and coordinate Take-to-Market (Launch) plans of all new 4-door and product content. Support Cross-Functional work across Marcom and other Commercial departments for launches from concept to post-market launches.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Execute effective Take-to-market plans – meeting both business objectives and fully utilising all aspects of Marcoms
  • Support cross-functional working as follow up for all Marcom's functions to ensure timely delivery of all requirements for a cost-effective and on time launch
  • Face-off to other areas such as Design, Manufacturing & Product Development to deliver launch requirements on time
  • Special focus on all 4-door related project launches of Rapide, DBX and Lagonda – working with Q / VIP sales team where necessary to create and run a credible take to market plan that fulfils the expectations of our most important customers
  • Presenter of launch status reports for wider commercial function and to senior management
  • Detailed understanding and communication of the target customers and regions for the product in question
  • Development and communication of core Product Messaging & positioning
  • Support the creation and launch of marketing and sales concepts/experiences/events – be the product specialist
  • Present & drive product to customers, prospects, media and dealers
  • Pre-production vehicle planning, specification, agreement & ordering
  • Logistics organiser behind all launch vehicles – getting the assets to market and return. Ensuring fair and appropriate distribution according to launch targets
  • Liaising with regions to organise launch & regional tour plans & logistics
  • Become the 4-door product guru within the Marcom team with the first-class product, market and customer expertise.
  • Financial budgeting & planning for launches – across all functions in Marcoms.
  • Marcom liaison with Engineering, Manufacturing, Design & Finance.
  • The coordinate input of customer & market requirements into launch plan (regional liaison).
  • Develop tactical current product action plans when required.
  • Appoint and work with agencies to support with launches.
  • Manage and justify the usage of the launch budget – create ROI reports
  • Liaison with regions and dealers to ensure the launch plan fits with their sales objectives.
  • Maintain awareness of customer and market trends to enable the identification, anticipation and fulfilment of customer requirements for Aston Martin, in collaboration with the regions. This will include a thorough understanding of the HLS market and awareness of competitor content and channels offerings
  • Participate and support in activities related to demand creation and brand development for AML worldwide

Financial accountability 

  • Seek process improvements and cost savings in all associated marketing areas
  • Part responsible for the overall TTM budget – including planning and executing pre-production cars, rework costs and oversight role for costs of all Marcom areas – ensuring on budget deliveries

Qualifications & Experience: 

  • Marketing or equivalent business degree / CIM diploma in marketing or Business/Economics/Management senior qualification
  • Fluency in other foreign languages desirable
  • Experience with delivery complex and variable projects, with product and market knowledge of the luxury sector
  • Worked with overseas offices/ foreign entities previously
  • Managed similar cross function roles across different departments successfully
  • Previous knowledge and experience of developing Marketing/PR plans and using experts for all areas of marketing and PR disciplines
  • Demonstrate the ability to implement and measure ROI on individual marketing campaigns
  • Working knowledge of MS Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Lead Management, campaign systems.
  • Project management, dealer & cross-functional influencing skills
  • Previous knowledge and experience of leading cross-functional teams within the luxury and/or retail sales sector
  • Demonstrates verbal and written communication skills, - able to influence/counter argue senior management & dealers
  • Knowledge of marketing best practices
  • Developing project management skills
  • Analytical approach to problem-solving
  • Previous experience of coordinating agencies & external third parties
  • The capability and commercial awareness to identify opportunities to improve conversion, retention and repurchase rates
  • Analytical and reporting skills to measure the business impact of the effective content and channels strategy (ROI)

Remuneration Package:

  • Salary – circa £36,000
  • Access to Mercedes and Ford car schemes.
  • Private Medical Cover - Single cover, Family cover at an additional cost.
  • Health Shield Cash Plan.
  • 26 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays.
  • Individual Performance Bonus (IPB).
  • Contributory pension scheme – 3% matched for years 1 & 2, rising to double. matched contribution from year 3 to a maximum employer contribution of 12%.
  • A wide range of discounts with associated partners.

** Please note the successful candidate will spend 9-12 months based at Gaydon getting up to speed then moving to our Milton Keynes office**

There really has never been a better time to join Aston Martin Lagonda, with strong financial results, a significant growth plan in place, a new site nearing completion and arguably the strongest model line up in the Company’s history, so if you feel ready to take the next exciting step in your already successful career and become part of the AML family apply today for consideration

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