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Technical Business Manager - Pass Car HV battery systems

  • Role Type
  • Permanent, Full time

  • Location
  • Cambridge, Leamington Spa

  • Closing Date
  • 01/06/2019

Job Description

Job Description


The role of the Technical Business Manager – Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Battery Systems is to create and sell a portfolio of powerful battery systems solutions that deliver value to our clients.  The breath of topics and customer base is wide which should provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to develop and enhance their technical and commercial experience.  You will work closely with the Ricardo engineering delivery and commercial teams to meet the needs of our clients. 


Ideally you will have technical experience in high voltage battery systems and an understanding of the automotive sector market place. The successful candidate will be required to present technical details to customers with both conviction and credibility calling upon the support of the technical colleagues as and when required. 

Your everyday tasks will include the provision of:

Commercial leadership in developing new business opportunities
Maintaining and creating client relationships (Globally)
Generating compelling proposals that demonstrate value to our customers

You will be comfortable with:

Meeting new customers and developing relationships
Working closely with our internal multi-discipline engineering delivery teams
Presenting the external face of Ricardo to clients at conferences and events
Supporting the project delivery team in ensuring the clients requirements are met.


This is an exciting time for the Company and this role provides a unique opportunity to be part of a new team driving commercial transformation.


Accountability/Key Responsibilities


You will understand our client's business, industry and trends to build and sell solutions that respond to their needs
Defining new business streams for hybrid and electric vehicle battery systems and developing associated selling strategies and supporting material through collaboration with the global team, other product groups, market sectors, commercial and engineering teams to develop and sell a portfolio of high value solutions
Providing lead in developing business opportunities with relevant material and preparing proposals (documentation, plans, costing, commercial package) for global customers through to order conversion including successful contract negotiations
Support the development of Ricardo technology strategy and product offerings for hybrid and electric vehicle battery systems, based on market intelligence.



Personal Profile


You are a degree qualified, and ideally chartered, engineer with a significant industry track record in high voltage battery systems product design & application.

In return, we can offer you an opportunity to broaden your ability and reward you with increased levels of responsibility and ownership. In order to be successful, you should be able to demonstrate:

Your background in hybrid and electric vehicle battery systems product development and/or business development at a Tier 1, OEM or consultancy
Your history of defining and preparing winning proposals, with the ability to develop strong, long-lasting customer relationships at senior level and profitable revenue streams
Understanding of cell chemistries used in hybrid & electric vehicles.
Knowledge of battery system architectures and battery management systems
Experience of electrical and electronic component integration (up to 1000V), design & development on low volume or high volume products (connectors, bus bars, cables, contactors & fusing)
Your understanding of project delivery within a systems engineering environment and familiarity with the delivery process from requirements capture through to design validation.
Your experience in compliance engineering to external standards, such as, EMC, vehicle safety, functional safety ISO26262 etc and in delivering DFMEA for hybrid or electric vehicle systems
Your ability to plan projects and experience of delivering projects within budget and within the scoped time
Your real passion for crafting new ideas and new business
Your enthusiastic and self-motivated personality, which compliments your drive and dedication to deliver technically challenging projects
Flexibility on work location and prepared to travel within the UK and internationally on short assignments.
Strong leadership, teamwork, organizational, oral communication, and written communication skills and ability to coordinate and lead multi-disciplined teams



Reporting Relationships and Working Environment:

Direct manager:            Technical Business Manager Lead

Staff reporting:              None directly

Location:                       Cambridge or Leamington

Work environment:        Typically, in an office environment. 

                                    Extensive travel is to be expected