Karma Automotive

  • Vice President, Business Development

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    Karma Automotive is passionate, responsible and uncompromising. 


    We promise to deliver our customers beautiful cars with high-technology and clean propulsion, and a memorable customer experience.


    If these commitments excite you, we would love to talk.


    Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the VP, Business Development is responsible for the organization and implementation of programs and projects that will position Karma to implement its goal of becoming a profitable luxury and technology car company focused on Luxury, High Technology, Customization and Customer treatment.


    The Business Development VP will play a key role in driving revenue, gaining market share and maximizing profitability, by identifying and closing transactions with technology partners and other business partners that will facilitate Karma’s transition to a company delivering vehicles with Luxury, High Technology Customization and superior Customer treatment.


    The Business Development VP will continually identify new opportunities for revenue growth outside of current core activities. The VP is responsible for conduction user, market and competitor analysis to identify challenges and opportunities for growth.



    • Identify create and manage a team to implement business development plan and activities
    • Oversees the identification, exploration, and analysis of next generation technologies for initial feasibility and suitability for incorporation into Karma vehicles
    • Identify potential strategic and technological partner alliances and relationships to enhance core product lines and bring new opportunities to the organization.
    • Work collaboratively with internal departments to oversee creation of new revenue creation opportunities
    • Prepares and presents future project proposals to the executive team, highlighting how new business opportunities are expected to promote sustainable business growth
    • Contribute thought leadership to the creation and on-going refinement of the Karma Automotive Technology Roadmap
    • Develop business and technology relationships complementary to Karma Automotive interests
    • Seek automotive opportunities that may hold potential for Wanxiang America investment
    • Act with a high degree of performance and professionalism; determine and meet budget and operational objectives; drive productivity
    • Complete special projects and other duties as assigned
    • Meet company determined financial targets and goals
    • Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with all members of the Karma tea, customers, suppliers and business partners
    • Demonstrate and promote the company vision and values.


    • Minimum of 10+ years of results-oriented work experience in business development, strategy, operational and/or management consulting function
    • Entrepreneurial, self-starter mentality with the ability to operate at a high level and drive decisions
    • Demonstrated ability to independently lead, mentor and grow a diverse and fast moving team through clear and consistent communication of the organization’s vision, goals and expectations and by actively managing individual staff performance
    • Superior ability to lead meetings, present and communicate effectively to high level Executives
    • Ability to develop relationships with various business partners and diverse stakeholders
    • Team player who proactively promotes knowledge through open and collaborative discussions with executives, peers and clients
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Superior strategic skills that provide business insight and support decision-making processes
    • Strategy or business development experience a must, including building and analyzing business plans, creating financial models and performing strategic analysis
    • Periodic domestic and international travel required


    NO 3rd Parties, Principles Only, Please


    Come and join the great Karma Team, where you can make a career! Karma Automotive offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD; paid vacation, holidays and personal days; and a 401K with matching contributions. Relocation assistance is available.


    Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law. Karma Automotive LLC, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability. Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.


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