Hyundai Motor Group is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. The Group’s Urban Air Mobility Division is designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities, allowing passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world’s communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people’s ability to move – whether for work or play.

What we do:

In plain English, Hyundai UAM is excited to help people get from A to B as smoothly as possible. Our passion is to save you time, and take friction out of your passenger journey. 

Nobody likes traffic. What do we do about it? Henry Ford dreamed about solving this 2-D problem with a 3-D solution: take mobility to the skies.

Making this happen will take a village. Challenging business problems -- that have no prior case study or easy answer -- will need to be solved. The Commercial Planning & Strategy team exists to help guide our organization on major strategic and business case decisions. 

How do we build a strong business -- what makes this a compelling business, what kind of business model best delivers that?

How do we open this market up -- what should our go-to-market strategy be? How do we build a durable competitive advantage? 

These are big, bold questions -- and we're incredibly excited to answer them. We want to be radically open-minded in how we answer them. We don't have pre-conceived notions. We don't have all the answers. That is a journey for us to take, together. 

I invite you to join us. 

What you can do:

We are extremely open-minded for all the ways you can lead the transformation of how we get from A to B.

We value an ability to effectively communicate across the various business functions and paint the big picture and foster collaboration.

Be open minded and be willing to take on the challenge of creating a brand new market.

Challenge the norms and define a new path. Lead by example. Drive an entrepreneurial spirit within the team. Push the thinking to create a difference -- and be willing to be challenged.

Show strength in deconstructing the market to define areas of focus within the value chain. Collaborate with Partnerships colleagues to forge major partnerships that drive business success. Help charter a course to shape and guide targets. Provide guidance and leadership to a team of superstar analysts that will develop an analytical fact base that defines our success.

In a sentence, your role is to help ensure the most effective decisions are made to drive a long-term success with short-term wins.

The right candidate draws excitement from working on topics such as (non-exhaustive):

  • Market assessment and Go-to-Market playbook
  • Value generation and market differentiation (true differentiation!) 
  • Identification and vetting of strategic partnerships and M&A based on value to the business
  • Commercial planning and Business case development
  • Lead Competitive intelligence

Every week, you will also work closely with the leads of Financial Planning and Business Analytics (your peers) to bring the best capability to bear on common business challenges – we believe in breaking down siloed approaches, and are passionate about integrated methods.

You will also work closely with Partnerships and Engineering leaders, not just to radiate our recommendations after they are complete – but to truly involve our leadership in the creation of our insights. Many strategy leads are told to do this – but few are given the space and mandate to actually realize it. We authentically value this as a true organizational priority, and will empower you to the hilt on full collaboration.

What you can Contribute:

Ability to work with, lead, and guide a team of cross functional A-players.

We are looking for a colleague who has managed technologists, economists, analysts, bankers/investors.

Able to define crisp problem statements from open-ended or blue-sky market and business challenges, and to clearly – and patiently – explain your approach to your team and other verticals.

A finely-tuned calibration for what can be achieved – and how to appropriately prioritize the urgent vs. important.

Ability to inspire excellent culture and esprit de corps among your team.

Truly executive-level communications, excellent story-telling, and ability to influence and persuade the organization.

Outstanding business judgment. Intimacy with business models, monetization models, and a burning intellectual curiosity for the ‘WHY’ and ‘HOW.' Even better, show an unrelenting pursuit for the ‘WHY NOT’ and ‘HOW COME.'

No preference given to aviation industry over other innovative sectors, such as SaaS, IoT, heavy industry, payments / financial services, defi / crypto, and cyber security. We are not looking for a strategy stereotype. We are looking for truly innovative thinking – and the best of the best. 

Proven ability to coach a team of independent contributors, helping to apprentice them and instill a culture of openness and continuous professional development (every single member of your team is an emerging leader -- you can rely on them, and they expect to rely on you). 

Passion for future technology and impact, with strong sense of entrepreneurial drive (“can do!” and “must do!” attitude) – and critically, an ability to instill that same spirit in the rest of the team.

Candidates applying for positions with the UAM division must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) is an Equal Opportunity Employer included Disabled and Veteran. VEVRAA Federal contractor.

This position includes access to technology and/or software source code that is subject to U.S. export controls.  We will not consider applicants for this position for whom an export license will be required.

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