New Product Development - Digitization (Automotive Sustainability & Development)

Requisition ID:  1059

Torrance, CA, US, 90501

Workstyle:  Hybrid
Shift:  1st
Salary Range:  $125,900.00 - $188,800.00

Job Purpose


Developing and executing product and business strategy in a world of rapid technological and social change requires a highly capable, highly knowledgeable, and highly engaged team. Sustainability & Business Development Business Unit is tasked with navigating the path to achieve Honda's Triple Zero environmental goals: 100% Zero Emission Products, 100% Zero Carbon Energy, and 100% Zero Impact Materials for our products. The team will focus on building and sustaining Honda's core brand values and enhancing brand image and competitiveness in the marketplace by innovating, incubating, selecting, developing, applying, and operating new businesses, features, products, and services with responsibility for their profitability, competitiveness, and customer satisfaction for Honda in North America.

This Business Development & IT Product Manager role is responsible for leading and collaborating on technical decisions in researching, developing, and applying new digital solutions for the Sustainability & Business Development Business Unit. This position is tasked with the development and daily execution of business-focused IT solutions to provide new revenue streams to AHM and new value to our customers through various disciplines such as EV Charging Solutions (SmartCharge, V1G, V2X, HEMS (Home Energy Management System)), Carbon Neutral Solutions (Hydrogen Carbon Neutrality), Resource Circulation & New Business Development (Digital Utilization). The role is critical to Honda’s 2050 "Triple Action to Zero" approach to environmental impact including achieving carbon neutrality for all products and corporate activities and 100% utilization of renewable energy.

Focusing on future energy business, as well as regulatory compliance supporting the operation and providing new value to the Customer, the utilities, and AHM, the associate leads and supports tasked IT plans, executes, and reports on all planning and IT aspects of Energy, Sustainability and Business Development businesses. Executing on responsibility is a mandatory requirement to adhere to AHM’s compliance requirements and manage the sustainability of the businesses. This requires frequent coordination and review of wide-ranging information, along with regular communication with multiple stakeholders including external business partners, IT, HM, R&D, Product Planning, Service, Quality, Sales, Finance, HNA Law, and other pertinent business units.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support management and business leaders to execute on development activities related to EV Charging Solutions (SmartCharge, V1G, V2X, HEMS), Carbon Neutral Solutions (Hydrogen, Carbon Neutrality), Resource Circulation & New Business Development (Digital Utilization). Demonstrate up-to-date expertise in Information Systems and apply this to the development, execution and improvement of action plans by providing advice and guidance to others in the application of information and best practices. Serve as a liaison between Business Development, Operations and IT to assist or gather business requirements needed for system modifications, enhancement and implementations.
  • Lead or participate in multiple projects by completing and updating project documentation; managing project scope; adjusting schedules when necessary; determining daily priorities; ensuring efficient and on-time delivery of project tasks and milestones; following proper escalation paths; and managing customer and supplier relationships.
  • Work closely with various stakeholders to develop and document efficient and effective processes that align with Honda's goals and objectives. This involves analyzing existing workflows, identifying areas of improvement, and designing new processes or refining existing ones.
  • Collaborate closely with developers to implement the requirements, provide necessary guidance to testers during QA process.
  •  Identify, create and facilitate process design changes by conducting business and systems process analysis and design at a complex level; focusing on quality improvement and data management; ensuring data is reliable and valid; developing process improvements or re-engineering and recommending elimination; integrating new systems and processes with existing ones; and partnering with internal and external customers to ensure systems provided meet the long-term business strategies.
  •  Manage budget planning and spending of all IT projects for the Business Unit. Coordinate with management to understand the annual, mid-term plans to accurately forecast and plan budget requirements. Continue to track and maintain budget spending and forecast on a quarterly basis for accurate reporting.

Qualifications, Experience, and Skills


  • B.A./B.S. in engineering, it, computer or equivalent work experience. 
  • MBA preferred


Required Experience: 

  • Minimum 7 years of experience as a business analyst or product owner. Software development experience, ideally in program or project management, product development, telematics, or engineering role 
  • Experience with energy management policies related to v2x, v1g or related regulatory agencies in policy and/or technical regulation areas is preferred 
  • 3 years of experience leading a project team 
  • Experience building complex IT projects (app, server, partner) development. 
  • Prefer strong experience with POC development and use cases.  


Desired skills:

  • Excellent planning, negotiating, analytical, and presentation skills. 
  • Basic understanding of business model development required (including basic revenue models).
  • Technical orientation and understanding is preferred. 
  • Knowledge of Honda or automotive operations – planning, R&D, manufacturing, sales, quality, service, and customer support is preferred. 
  • PC proficiency with MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word) 
  • Function in an agile project team as a product owner / LPL, Scrum Master / ALPL, or person-in-charge of a functional area for a project. 

Working Conditions

  • 40% remote (1-2 days in office)
  • 10% Travel

Benefits and Total Rewards


What differentiates Honda and makes us an employer of choice? 


Total Rewards:

  • Competitive Base Salary: $115,800 - $150,000
    • Pay will be based on several variables that include, but not limited to, geographic location, work experience, education, etc.
  • Annual Bonus
  • Industry leading Benefit Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx)
  • Paid time off, including vacation, paid holidays, sick time, personal days
  • 401K Plan with company match + additional contribution
  • Relocation assistance


Career Growth:

  • Advancement opportunities
  • Career mobility 
  • Education reimbursement for continued learning
  • Training and Development programs


Additional Offerings:

  • Wellbeing program
  • Community service and engagement programs
  • Product programs
  • Free drinks onsite


Bring the Future

Honda is driven by a passionate workforce that is proud of the quality products we produce and the goals we aim to accomplish. Our associates charge forward through guidance of the Honda 2030 Vision: Lead the advancement of mobility and enable people everywhere in the world to improve their daily lives. 

You’re invited to
bring your skills, bring your background, and  bring the future at Honda. 

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