Director – Product Management
Energy System
Updated on 8/29/2023
Scout Motors

51-200 employees

Motor Vehicle Manufacturing.
Company Overview
Scout is more than just a brand, it’s a legacy steeped in a culture of exploration, caretaking, and hard work. To be a Scout isn‘t just to be a part of a company, it‘s to be a visionary and a leader, someone who seeks new paths and imparts lessons learned to others, leading them forward to new horizons. Here at Scout Motors, we‘re carrying forward the heritage of one of the most iconic American vehicles in history. A vehicle dating back to 1960, one that forged the path for future generations of rugged SUVs and will do so once again.
Detroit, MI, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • 10+ years of professional experience in the automotive industry
  • Advanced (technical) experience and know-how in the area of high-voltage energy systems, thermal management systems, infotainment and user-interface systems and product management
  • Proven track record of bringing automotive projects from concept phase to series production
  • Prior leadership experience with proven track record of leading cross-functional teams to success and performance
  • Excellent strategic thinking
  • Proven (technical) problem solving skills
  • Excellent knowledge and proven track record of optimizing the target setting between product content, timing, quality and cost
  • Excellent, criteria-based decision making skills
  • Excellent communication skills - interpersonal, presentation and written
  • Excellent integration skills - bringing people and the team together, steering processes and systems to achieve the overall entrepreneurial optimum, cooperatively solving target conflicts and finding solutions supported by all sides
  • Excellent steering and negotiation skills
  • Proven success in managing product budgets & multi-million dollar business cases
  • Resource management and employee development skills
  • German language skills valuable
  • Manage cross-functional responsibility for all Scout product related activities on main system level for the Energy and Thermal Management System as well as the Infotainment, User-Interface and Data Management (IID) System, e.g. HV battery, thermal management system, displays, user interface of switches and touch screens
  • Hold and manage the overarching business ownership for the Energy System and IID System for all Scout products (product content, timing, quality, costs, investments)
  • Report to the VP Scout Products on all Energy System and IID System related topics
  • Cross-departmental, functional leadership for the Energy System and IID System across all product related areas (e.g. engineering, purchasing, finance, quality, production, marketing)
  • Manage decisions in order to meet the product timeline, quality goals, product requirements and financial target
  • Be responsible for setting, managing and achieving the overarching target setting for the Energy System and IID System as well as setting and managing the validation definitions and execution
  • Be responsible for managing internal and external partners in terms of responsibilities, timing, budget, quality and target achievement
  • Be responsible for steering the product maturity and achieving milestone deliverables on the main system level
  • Consolidate and identify all trade-offs and negotiate measures to resolve target conflicts across all departments
  • Manage, consolidate and mitigate all product related project risks on the main system level
  • Responsible for managing the transfer of strategic directions from the Whole Vehicle to Main System Level
  • Lead and manage the cross-functional decision committees and working groups for the Energy System and IID System