Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Over 12 years of solid experience in an automotive market data analysis and research, including developing, analyzing, and providing rationale for long term sales forecasts, supporting: vehicle programs in the Global Vehicle Development Process (GVDP), GM’s annual business plan, and miscellaneous vehicle and portfolio scenarios. Extensive knowledge of automotive industry, including policies and competitor activities.

Summary of Qualifications
  • GVDP and Program Timing
  • Target Volume Process
  • Global Sales Reporting database
  • I.H.S. database and web tools
  • PIN Explorer, GfK, mTab, AMIS
  • GM3PD
  • Annual Budget and Business Plan process
  • Research clinics / Focus groups
  • MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. - Proficient level
Professional Experience
Long-Term Forecasting Analyst, 11/2017 to Current
D.R. Horton, Inc.Memphis, TN,
  • Developed Business Plan and identified opportunities and threats for GM and Product Segments 
  • Lead cross-functional meetings between Product Planing / Forecasting / CI / research Teams
  • Developed Autonomous Vehicle Forecast for US Industry
  • Involved with EV portfolio studies
  • Monitor and analyze Industry and segment sales trends, Megatrends, consumer research, policies, and regulations to assess internal and external strategies 
Long-Term Forecasting Analyst, 04/2007 to 10/2017
General Motors Corporation Via Aquent LLCCity, STATE,
  • Analyzed, developed, and prepared various forecasts and forecast related analysis for leadership
  • Analyzed U.S. automotive market from a vehicle segment and vehicle line perspective and provided appropriate insight (using multiple data sources such as PIN Explorer, R.L. Polk Registrations, TCE Buyer Behavior, GfK Automotive Upper Funnel Measures and Image Attributes, Wards and etc)
  • Maintained link with program teams to ensure latest program assumptions documented and considered when developing a forecast.
  • Selected, developed and presented concise and effective presentations of analysis and rationale
  • Participated in research clinics and review results to ensure understanding of internal/external customers’ needs and/or perceptions
  • Coordinated information between departments through frequent contact with others outside the work group
  • Provided guidance to and independent analysis of sales forecasts
  • Interacted with planning to assist with defining strategies, portfolio gaps, and framing up opportunities
  • Collaborated/Integrated with VSSM, Finance, Short-Term Forecasting, and Product Execution Teams to ensure alignment on assumptions (net sale, key competitors, etc…) and volumes
  • Prepared analysis for and participate in hand-off of long-term sales to short-term vehicle forecasters
Market Analyst, 05/2005 to 03/2007
General Motors Corporation Via Aquent LLCCity, STATE,
  • Conducted an automotive market analysis for Mid Car Segment with use of various databases, such as: R.L.Polk Insight, JD Powers' PIN Explorer, and internal GM databases
  • Led cross-functional teams and monitoring pre-launch and post-launch of the new vehicles by performing integrated assessments
  • Closely interacted with Forecasting, Divisional, Marketing Effectiveness and Brand teams
  • Analyzed data provided by Research Analytics: GFK, TCE Buyer Behavior, Mission Control
  • Audited related databases and reports to ensure quality and accuracy
  • Identified key insights as a result of data analysis and recommended actions when appropriate
  • Wrote and presented key findings to senior management (Marketing and Product Divisions)
  • Developed meaningful, actionable market analysis to support a variety of marketing initiatives
  • Conducted in-depth interpretation of field data using quantitative analysis
  • Developed SWOTs Analysis in partnership with Short Term and Long Term forecasters
  • Produced high quality reports with crisp executive summaries, detailed findings and analytics.
Automotive Market Analyst / Account Manager, 05/2002 to 05/2005
J.D. Powers & Associates Inc. (PIN Division)City, STATE,
  • Managed and retained sold business for an account at FORD Motor Co. (Dearborn location)
  • Generated Ad-hoc reports with a use of JD Powers’ proprietary software (PIN Explorer)
  • Developed Used Vehicle re-marketing analysis reports using spreadsheets, charts and graphs
  • Vehicles' residual value (auction data) analysis
  • Gathered data from a Dealer Portal and developed presentations
  • Participated in project activities, including assistance in the development of new business proposals, reporting of study results, and preparation of presentation materials
  • Contacted clients for information and data verification, investigated quality and service issues
  • Identified new opportunities in areas of PIN data and generated “Market Trend Reports”
  • Performed data analysis and prepared daily automotive reports using STATA
  • Obtained data from POLK database and prepared various automotive reports
  • Assisted in client presentations and reports, coordinated client interactions for various projects
Education and Training
: Computer Informational Systems, Expected in
DeVry Institute of Technology - Toronto, ON

Graduated - 06/2000.

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