eMobility Product Strategy Analyst II – ZEV Market Intelligence

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Inside the Role

The eMobility Product Strategy team at Daimler Truck North America is looking for an open-minded, passionate & market-focused individual with a strategic eye and interest in data analysis. This individual has a comprehensive vision for how competitors, customers, technology and regulations shape the ZEV adoption within the North American Commercial Vehicle market. On a daily basis, this team member leads ZEV volume forecasting, market modeling and competitor assessment initiatives. Dynamic, data-driven analysis, close customer contact and staying up-to-date on ZEV market trends are essential to develop and maintain the expertise required for this position.

As DTNA’s ZEV market expert, this position proactively collaborates with global and local cross-functions, especially compliance, engineering and sales teams, as well as reports regularly to executive management. With the disruptive, fast changing nature of the commercial ZEV market comes the need for creative and innovative approaches to establish fitting assessment and dynamic forecasting methods. Passion and entrepreneurial thinking combined with a positive “can-do” attitude are values that shape the culture within the eMobility department and considered essential for new additions to the team.

We Take Care of Our Team
Position offers a starting salary range of $82,000 – $104,500
Pay offered dependent on knowledge, skills, and experience
Benefits include annual bonus program; 401k includes up to 8% match and nonelective contribution; full coverage benefit plan options; starting at 4 weeks paid vacation; 13+ calendar holidays; 8 weeks paid parental leave; employee assistance program; comprehensive health and wellness programs; onsite fitness; tuition assistance and volunteer paid time off
Market Forecasting & Modeling:
  • Maintain & update internal market modeling and forecasting tools to generate scenarios for ZEV adoption potential within the North American trucking market. Align assumptions and inputs with responsible cross-functions and experts regularly. Implement improvement measures to increase the market model coverage, accuracy and granularity.
  • Perform sensitivity analysis for important market and product features, e.g. fuel prices or driving range, to enable product optimization and target definition for future product projects.
  • Compare internal ZEV forecasts and market models with external sources. Engage and collaborate with 3rd party providers for market assessments and increase maturity of DTNA’s market intelligence.
  • Lead the creation of volume forecasts and market potentials for ZEV product projects from early feasibility study throughout project execution.
  • Compile conclusions and market information within regular reports and present to key stakeholders. Establish standard reporting forms, dashboards and charts.
Market Intelligence & Competitor assessments:
  • Analyze competitive ZEV products and market data to identify opportunities & threads to DTNA’s ZEV portfolio. Outline conclusions and key takeaways that impact DTNA’s product strategy and business model.
  • Analyze competitive brands, product lines, business strategies, product positioning and launch timing with focus on ZEVs and the US commercial vehicle market. Compile material to share this information in effective ways with the wider marketing, sales and strategy departments.
  • Report competitor studies to committees and management
Implementation of product updates/ new products:
  • Support and coordinate the ZEV Product Roadmapping process. Compile business development opportunities, feasibility studies, market information and project proposals for the annual Roadmapping session. The goal is to get ZEV initiatives prioritized for the first step of DTNA’s project implementation process.
  • Support implementation of new product requests into project management process as PAR/ PARlite. This includes, leading cross-functional teams until final project approval and supporting DTNA projects as the Sales & Marketing sub project lead until project closure.
Support and network:
  • Travel and visit trade shows, conventions etc to engage with suppliers, competitors, rule makers…
  • Drive volume and forecasting alignments for ZEVs within the global Daimler Truck organization
  • Lead and mentor interns.
Knowledge You Should Bring
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical, Engineering, or Business/ Marketing field, plus two years of practical experience in the industry
  • Basic understanding of zero emission vehicle concepts and ecosystem (market, players, challenges, technology trends, competitors), practical experience in the industry
  • Basic experience in data analytics, data bases and data visualization tools & methods (e.g. Excel, Tableau, PowerBI, Python, SQL)
  • Data compilation and gathering from various data sources
  • Data analysis to identify trends and market behavior
  • Visualization of conclusions and results via dashboards and presentations
  • Strong communication & collaboration skills – interpersonal, presentation, and written
  • Capability to combine technical concepts with economical evaluations and impact assessments
  • Willingness to travel (~20%)
  • Language skills: English (fluent written and spoken)
  • An attached resume is required
Exceptional Candidates Might Have
  • Experience working with various Sales & Marketing departments (strategy, pricing, business development, etc)
  • Experience in commercial trucking industry and market
  • Experience in data analysis and market modeling
  • Experience working with various DTNA internal databases & tools (Order Explorer, DB2, Polk, IBT, SpecPro, IMS)
  • Advanced knowledge of commercial vehicles: drivetrain & technology, assembly and production processes, customers & market environment, supplier landscape
  • Experience working and leading cross-functional teams to execute complex programs
  • Language skills: German, Spanish (for global collaboration)
Where We Work
This position is open to applicants who can work in (or relocate to) the following location(s)-
  • Portland, OR
  • Fort Mill, SC
How We Collaborate
To continue building a great place to work for all, we are committed to a culture that creates flexibility and encourages a supportive working environment that achieves the needs of our business and employees.
Schedule Type:
  • Hybrid
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At Daimler Truck North America, we recognize our world is changing faster than ever before. By listening to the needs of today, we’re building to solve with cutting-edge solutions in sustainability and future driving technology across electric, hydrogen and autonomous. These solutions, backed by years of innovative success and achievement, continue DTNA’s legacy as the undisputed industry leader. Our evolving brand portfolio is second to none, including Freightliner Trucks, Western Star, Demand Detroit, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis, and Financial Services. Together, we work as one team towards our envisioned future – building a cleaner, safer and more efficient tomorrow for all.
That is what we are working toward – for all who keep the world moving.
Additional Information
  • Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Contractors, professional services, or other contingent workers should confirm with their local agency if they are eligible to apply for FTE positions.
  • EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
Visa sponsorship available if you qualify under the following:
  • Hold a valid visa (L1A, L1B, TN, H1B, EAD, OPT EAD)
  • Those eligible for a TN Visa (Canadian or Mexican National working in an Engineering, Accounting or Scientific Technologist capacity with an aligning degree)
Those eligible for an L-1 (inter-company) Daimler Truck visa under the Corporate Blanket L-1 program would require at least one-year of qualifying experience in the last three years for one of the following entities:
  • Mercedes-Benz do Brasil Ltda.
  • Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans Brasil – Indústria e Comércio De Veículos Ltda.
  • Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.
  • Daimler Mobility AG
  • Daimler Truck AG
  • EvoBus GMBH
  • Daimler AG
  • Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Private Limited
  • Mercedes-Benz Research & Development India Private Limited
  • Daimler Manufactura, S. de R.L. de C.V.
  • Daimler Vehiculos Comerciales Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V.
Daimler Truck North America is committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing an environment where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, age, marital status, family relationship, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (including transgender and transitioning status), genetic information, or veteran status.
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