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Whole Life Cost Manager - Manufacturer

  • Job added:   11 November 2016
  • Salary :   Approx. £55k basic + benefits
  • Job Type :   Permanent
  • Reference :   DJW5160

Role overview:

Lead the development of:

  1. A comprehensive understanding of the drivers of total cost of ownership and:
  2. Actions with WLC/TCO influencers and recommendations for internal management which will lead to an improved competitive WLC/TCO position for any product to support delivery of sales & profit targets.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Own the relationship with the UK data providers – CAP, Glass’s Guide, Kee Resources, IDS etc
  • Build strong relationships with all key UK TCO stakeholders including data providers (CAP, Glass’s, Kee Resources, IDS etc), Leasing & Rental companies, Insurance Companies etc to develop a detailed understanding of product TCO drivers.
  • Manage the timely provision of pricing data and spec information on new and updated products to data providers to ensure products feature at the correct time to support product launch.
  • Analyse our and competitor WLC/TCO data including Registrations, RV, SMR, Insurance and other factors to identify trends and anomalies in WLC/TCO performance.
  • Provide regular and ad-hoc reporting to UK and European stakeholders on WLC/TCO trends.
  • Support internal and external functions with WLC/TCO analysis and business case development as required.
  • Develop and implement actions which will protect and / or enhance product WLC/TCO performance relative to competition.
  • Be the subject matter expert on WLC/TCO drivers internally, with customers and with wider industry including chairing RV committee and attending external RV committee meetings
  • Support sales teams in providing access to WLC/TCO information and development of effective and timely sales proposals


  • Degree or equivalent with evidence of strong quantitative element
  • Data analysis and management role ideally in WLC/TCO field or comparable analytical field
  • Relationship management – ideally in automotive leasing or WLC/TCO field
  • Outstanding MS Office skills including Excel, Access, Powerpoint & Word to support analysis and presentation of findings
  • Inquisitive and questioning attitude to data combined with excellent relationship management skills
  • Excellent understanding of vehicle funding methods and WLC/TCO calculation or evidence of ability to acquire that knowledge
  • Confident stakeholder management –  internally with  Category Managers and externally with WLC/TCO influencers, data providers / users
  • First rate verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Excellent administration skills and an eye for detail. The role requires the ability to communicate data accurately to data providers and spot errors when they occur
  • Good understanding of product and how it meets customer needs

Further info:

  • Approx. £55k basic + benefits
  • Office & Field based – South

How To Apply

Please send your CV to vacancies@trilaty.co.uk referencing DJW5160 and your current salary.

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