Karma Automotive

  • Business Development Analyst

    Job ID
    Candidate Category
    Business Development & Strategy
  • Overview

    Karma Automotive creates expressive and beautiful luxury cars that are environmentally conscious.  We deliver them with personal attention to customers in the global marketplace.  Our customers expect high levels of personalization and customization and we intend to deliver on that promise. 


    Reporting to the Director of the Business Development, the Business Development Analyst is responsible for identifying and analyzing the potential external business and technology partners that the company may need for future development and integration with the vehicle focusing on Luxury, High Technology, customization and Customer Treatment.


    The Business Development Analyst will focus on converting identified Karma technologies into business opportunities through deep analysis over the market place, technology adoption timing, potential business partner’s requirements, cooperation potentials and business model. The Analyst will also execute and manage the project progress, communication, coordinate and follow through via milestones.



    Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

    • Maintain a working knowledge of current auto industry on the business movements
    • Understand the internal technologies the company has developed, or is developing, in term of readiness, competitiveness, limitations, market value, potential usages……
    • For marketable internal technologies, assist in profit center development, including business case, marketing and sales, customer identification, customer requirements……
    • Identify business trends utilizing real data, analysis and report, combine with Karma’s technology strength to determine the business opportunities
    • Work closely with the technical assessment team to determine the value of the internal and external technologies and search for the potential partners in the marketplace.
    • Develop the business case to turn Karma technology into business opportunities
    • Formulate business development project and make comprehensive management plan for each project and hold regular stakeholder meetings to communicate and coordinate activities for all relevant parties working towards the deliverables specified in project plan
    • Keep tracking on the movements of the business partners on the business development trend
    • Provide insides to support business negotiations on the terms and conditions to form strategic partnership
    • Determine and document potential business and technological partner’s requirements for business processes and abide by those requirements for future projects.Assist in other Business Development and Strategy (BDS) activities as needed.


    • Minimum B.S. degree in relevant areas; M.S. or MBA preferred;
    • Minimum 4-5 years’ experience out of education;
    • Demonstrated background in at least one of the technologies: Power train Electrification, ADAS and Autonomous Driving, AI, Telematics, Mobility, Infotainment system, Virtual Personal Assistance, or the new technologies supporting the direction of the lifestyle;
    • Good analytical skills; Good skills in conversion of technology into business; Good skills in business case creation with good presentation formulation;
    • Must be able to accept personal responsibility and accountability for major analytical and planning assignments, with sense of urgency and strong attention to detail;
    • Strong problem solving skills, ability to identify cases, recommend solutions, and negotiate and execute contingency plans;
    • Strong interpersonal skills, able to develop consensus and move the program forward to develop win-win situations;
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
    • Financial analysis skill is a plus.
    • Basic knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015), as applicable.



    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.



    NO 3rd Party Recruiters.  Principals Only, Please



    Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. 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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