Technical Account Manager - Automotive (Tokyo)
Product Management - Tokyo, Japan
Technical Account Manager - Automotive (Tokyo)
  • Location: Japan, Tokyo
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We’re TomTom Automotive. We provide car manufacturers with the modular components they need to create competitive, tailor-made infotainment systems, and the mapping technology that is enabling self-driving cars to see beyond their sensors. With over 25 years of experience in delivering leading connected navigation software, traffic information and highly accurate digital maps, we are a trusted partner to the global automotive industry. On our team, your work will help shape the future of driving.

What you’ll do

You will be a member of the Customer Solution Management team in TomTom’s Automotive Business Unit. The Solution Management team forms the bridge between our customers’ applications and our products in the automotive market, for example, embedded navigation, companion apps, ADAS, and autonomous driving. We are responsible for the development of solutions that drive applications at our automotive customers: developing a joint vision with the customer, formulating the product strategy, influencing the product roadmaps across Product Units, strengthening the product portfolio. Moreover, you are responsible for managing the entire product lifecycle for one or more OEMs from the pre-sales stage (presentations, demos), through the RFQ process, to the delivery stage. Overall, we support automotive B2B sales in winning new business and creating customer satisfaction for existing customers by delivering winning product propositions.

You will be based in Japan with a focus on the Honda Motor Company:

  • Develop deep insights into the Honda Motor Company and lead the product strategy process for this customer;

  • Manage the entire TomTom product lifecycle for the Honda Motor Company from product vision & roadmap to implementation and launch;

  • Build a strategic customer product plan by understanding the customer roadmap and specific customer needs, understanding the competitive field and potential partners for these customers;

  • Develop customer product propositions and responses to RFI/RFQ/CRs at various stages of the product lifecycle based on our product portfolio, adapted for specific customer needs;

  • Guide customer engineering programs to deliver on the desired product goals;

  • Support sales activities by intimately understanding customer needs and effectively presenting a roadmap to these customers;

  • Understand and influence the Product Unit roadmaps based on specific OEM needs, and aligning these needs with other OEM programs with the aim of leveraging synergies;

  • Build a network within the OEM and lead collaborations with partners to improve our product proposition.

What we expect from you

We are looking for an experienced professional with the technical depth to interact with automotive OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers on our automotive applications, as well as the personal flair to align market demand with our automotive product offering. This also includes aligning with other departments in TomTom, like Sales, Marketing, Engineering, and the Product Units that build up our product portfolio.

  • University degree in computer science or other engineering focus, MBA is a plus;

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in B2B product management or product marketing in a technical environment, with automotive product management experience being a plus;

  • Automotive industry experience is highly desired; experience working with the Honda Motor Company a plus;

  • Clear passion for an innovation-driven market, like Automotive, Mobile, or IT;

  • Ability to relate to software architects, product owners and other technical experts for TomTom’s products;

  • Successful track record in business development and demonstrated ability to partner with business to launch new products;

  • Exceptional problem solving, diligent follow-through and logical decision-making;

  • Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation and influencing skills;

  • Ability to travel 10 - 20% of the time.

At TomTom…

At TomTom we’re mapmakers, providing location technology for drivers, carmakers, enterprises and developers.

Our highly accurate maps, navigation software, real-time traffic information and APIs enable smart mobility on a global scale, making the roads safer, the drive easier and the air cleaner.

Headquartered in Amsterdam with offices in 30 countries, TomTom’s technologies are trusted by hundreds of millions of drivers, businesses and governments worldwide.

Achieve more

We are self-starters who play well with others. Every day, we solve new problems with creativity, meet new people and learn rapidly at our offices around the world. We will invest in your growth and are committed to supporting you. In everything we do, we’re guided by six values: We care, putting our heart into what we do; we build trust (you can count on us); we create – driven to make a difference; we are confident, but don’t boast; we keep it simple, since life is complex enough; and we have fun because life’s too short to be boring. 

After you apply

Our recruitment team will work hard to give you a meaningful experience during the process, no matter the outcome. Your application will be screened closely, and you can be rest assured that all follow-up actions will be thorough, from assessments and interviews through your onboarding.

TomTom is an equal opportunity employer

We celebrate diversity, thrive on each other’s differences and are committed to creating an inclusive environment at our offices around the world. Naturally, we do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, national origin, genetics, or age.

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