Custom Build Sector Specialist


Competitive Salary and Benefits


Sector: Automotive
Function: Marketing
Contact: Matthew Heath
Phone: 01384 446187
Job Ref: 66749

Job details

Custom Build Sector Specialist

Customisation of motorcycles has become one of the biggest and most enduring trends in motorcycling over the past several years. On this basis, our global Client is seeking a Custom Build Specialist (Sector Specialist) who will be accountable for the end-to-end management of Custom Build Projects and events. Reporting to the Head of Custom, your role is critical to the delivery of the Custom Build strategy and ensuring all Custom related activities are representative of our Clients' brand and are of the highest quality.  (Hybrid role).

Our Client is a highly recognised motorcycle brand with real heritage in the UK and internationally and their products are particularly well suited to modification. They have a robust natural customization community across the globe and a strong presence in international markets. The results of these activities will promote outstanding brand perception around the world, building on their reputation as a canvas for personalization, as well as providing critical feedback on future design directions.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to :

-    Managing the output of content relating to Custom Builds and events

-    Overseeing the management of retail assets, liaising with associated departments and external suppliers as necessary, ensuring all assets are tracked and recorded appropriately

-    Maintaining and growing the Slide Schools and Build Train Race properties as required

-    Ensuring the integration of web assets related to the program with their brand strategy team. This includes overseeing and being heavily involved with building and maintaining external supplier relationships and managing the creation of "factory" or in-house special projects

-    Identifying, selecting and building relationships with custom builders and in house team members (Industrial Design, Product Development, Product Strategy, Genuine Motorcycle Accessories, etc) on the seamless delivery of Custom factory builds

-    Working internationally with internal and external shipment and logistics teams to move motorcycles globally ensuring their products are in the right place, at the right time

-    Working with Marketing teams to ensure build readiness for Custom related events

-    Working closely with Marketing teams to facilitate interactions and support dissemination of images and build information to media outlets

-    Working with Content teams, including the designated Content Coordinator, to create media materials

-    Be responsible for the quality and delivery of the logistics, communications and content, in collaboration with the designated PR department and Head of Customs for all global custom builds

-    Coordinate aspects of the Global Custom Competition(s)

-    Provide ad hoc coordination and management support to the Head of Custom to ensure delivery on time and in full of the agreed Custom Build strategy

Candidates should have/be:

-    Proven experience in the custom motorcycle industry / space 

-    In depth knowledge and / or experience in building custom motorcycles 

-    A strong knowledge of and personal connections with custom builders  

-    Proficiency in coordinating multiple builds at the same time 

-    Proficiency in arranging photo and video shoots 

-    Understanding of logistics requirements for moving custom motorcycles 

-    Ability to manage complete projects (inc. build, content, logistics) from start to finish 

-    A passion for motorcycles and familiarity with the motorcycle market

-    Excellent team working ethic and an enthusiasm for cross-cultural experiences 

If possible, also have:

-    Practical experience of vehicle maintenance and preparation is advantageous.

-    Some experience in designing to regulatory requirements motorcycles.

-    Past experience in analysis and optimisation of  components and subassemblies preferred.

If you feel you have the experience and interest in this strategic and global position, then please apply directly.


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Matthew Heath

Associate Director – Energy

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