Manager Network Steering & Development (f/m/d)

We are the brand for forward-thinkers. We celebrate challenging conventions and shaping the future of electric mobility. We focus on the essentials to bring perfection to customers. We make urban life more enjoyable and entertain our customers with new impulses.

 

Ever since smart exists, we rewrite the automotive industry’s rulebook. In the 1990s, we undermined the predominant philosophy of ‘bigger is better’ and designed a revolutionary car. Since 2020 we are the first car enterprise that switched to 100% electric! We aim to transform into a leading player in urban premium, electric & connected mobility provider.

 

Are you a forward thinker too? Then join us now!

 

Your responsibilities

  • You define & create smart agent contracts based on the applicable smart business model in the respective market

  • You support meetings and negotiations with the dealer associations

  • You align on individual market requirements with Network Managers in the markets

  • You support markets in setting up and steering a profitable agent sales network in their market

  • You align closely with MBAG counterparts for the definition and steering of the smart Aftersales network

  • You support smart genuine agent markets in the risk protection assessment

  •  You are responsible for the steering of the European wide roll-out of the newly developed smart retail format in close alignment with the markets

  • You support markets and agencies with the showroom layout planning according to the smart Retail Style Guide for both, Shop-in-Shop integration, and smart standalone outlets

  • You coordinate the roll-out plan in alignment with the General Contractor taking care of production, transportation, and implementation at the retail

  • You track the implementation process and quality

  • You support the implementation of retail audit processes in the markets to ensure smart Agents adhere to smart standards

  • You support the implementation of the agent remuneration structure and processes in close alignment with Finance and the markets

 

What you bring along

  • You have a bachelor’s degree or above in business, marketing, economics, or a comparable degree

  • You have 5 years or above experience in automotive (luxury) industry, preferred in network development, sales or similar

  • You have experience in a joint venture context (beneficial)

  • You have experience in network strategy and planning

  • You are knowledgeable about dealer/agent operations including knowledge about direct sales approach

  • You have experience in negotiating and maintaining good relationship with investors/dealers/agents 

  • You have experience in contract and dealer/agent standard creation and remuneration system

  • You have experience in Global/European Market management

  • You have experience in project management

  • You have experience in leading and inspiring cross functional and international teams

  • You have excellent analytical, organizational, and numeric skills with a results-oriented personality

  • You are confident and an effective negotiator who is able to consistently reach positive outcomes while building positive internal and external relationships

  • You have business fluent written and oral communication skills in English, fluent in German or other European language is a plus

 

We're building a workplace where amazing people like you can do their best work. Together with us, you enjoy the agile working atmosphere with cross-European responsibilities.

 

We're creating a culture where personal and professional growth are as important as business growth. Together with us, you'll build a diverse and inclusive environment where you feel you belong to.

 

We empower you to have ownership over work that directly impacts business. Together with us, you move fast and learn even faster; we emphasize on people and diversity. Due to our really diverse team, we expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities.