The automotive industry needs leaders with the skills to drive innovation
The global automotive industry is more competitive than ever, as resurgent western manufacturers are challenged by the strong growth of Asian producers.
Rising commodity prices, bloated legacy programs, astronomical development costs, and increasing competition all threaten the profitability of manufactures. Particularly, the path towards the development of connected and autonomous cars, cleaner fuels, and high-performance materials is a critical and expensive one.
To thrive in such a competitive market place, firms require agile leaders with the talent to solve these challenges, and define the future of automotive engineering.
Germany has led the world in the development of motor vehicles since the 1960’s, and thanks to booming Asian markets, Germany still leads the world in automobile production. However, languishing European and American markets remain a concern.
Through our global network of search consultants, spanning multiple industry sectors, Odgers Berndtson supports car manufacturers and OEMs recruit the next generation of automotive leaders. To do this, the automotive industry must look to the technology, chemical, materials, and design industries to secure innovative leaders.