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OEM Expert Liaison - Tokyo

OEM Expert Liaison - Tokyo

  • Location Japan - Tokyo Roppongi
  • Travel required No
  • Job category Research & Technology Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 128278BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

The Expert OEM Liaison, Japan represents bp at the technical departments of automotive OEMs headquartered in Japan. The role holder has global responsibility for these OEMs and provides access to and develops relationships with the technical departments of the OEMs to gain insights, technical knowledge and trends regarding current and future transport hardware. The role holder also presents or facilitates presentation of bp’s technical offer and capability to the OEMs, identifying potential for collaboration aligned with the OEM’s and bp’s strategy, establishing joint projects and then ensuring they are delivered according to agreed targets.

Key Accountabilities

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key technical groups at OEMs headquartered in Japan.
  • Being the first point of contact at the working level, representing bp technology to the technical centres of the OEMs.
  • Developing insights into the needs of the OEMs, proactively identifying opportunities to work with them and developing a roadmap of projects for mutual value.
  • Presenting technical data to the OEMs to support ongoing technical dialogue and product approvals.
  • Being the subject matter expert on OEM specifications, trends, strategies etc.
  • Working to deliver OEM specific product developments, providing advice on design and approach as well as ongoing inputs to the project team from the OEM as work progresses.
  • Overseeing the product approval process to make sure that the required approvals can be achieved in minimum turnaround times.
  • Liaising with cross-functional teams (Technology Deployment, Marketing, etc) to make sure that bp’s product range is compliant to the OEM’s and bp’s integrity rules
Job Requirements
  • Degree or PhD in engineering, science or related technical discipline
  • Fluent language skills of the relevant OEMs
  • Credibility to represent bp technology within the OEM
  • Extensive experience of presenting technology to third parties
  • A proven track record of building relationships and networks, working effectively across internal and external teams

Key Accountabilities

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key technical groups at OEMs headquartered in Japan.
  • Being the first point of contact at the working level, representing bp technology to the technical centres of the OEMs.
  • Developing insights into the needs of the OEMs, proactively identifying opportunities to work with them and developing a roadmap of projects for mutual value.
  • Presenting technical data to the OEMs to support ongoing technical dialogue and product approvals.
  • Being the subject matter expert on OEM specifications, trends, strategies etc.
  • Working to deliver OEM specific product developments, providing advice on design and approach as well as ongoing inputs to the project team from the OEM as work progresses.
  • Overseeing the product approval process to make sure that the required approvals can be achieved in minimum turnaround times.
  • Liaising with cross-functional teams (Technology Deployment, Marketing, etc) to make sure that bp’s product range is compliant to the OEM’s and bp’s integrity rules

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