Auto industry to witness growth in hiring activity: Survey

Auto industry to witness growth in hiring activity

Automobile industry is expected to create huge job opportunities for various roles such as engineers, research and development (R&D) and sales. India’s Automobile industry is considered as fifth-largest in the world, expected to see double growth this year. The growth will be expected to see in auto sales, R&D and digital marketing. Auto industry saw stable hiring trend even it has offered increased job opportunities to engineers, research and development (R&D) and sales professionals. Experts predict that metros will see huge talent demand at middle and senior level management. Digital marketing is the area which creates more job opportunities in auto industry. Over 80% jobs in technical and 20% in other areas in auto sector will be estimated in auto sector. There was estimation that there will be more demand for sales specializations such as channel, retail and corporate sales.

Auto sector saw highest demand for experienced professionals during Jul-Dec 2015. Industry is looking for the professionals with more than 10 years experience across sales, sales-related specializations, IT and business development roles. Changing customer preferences demands the change in skill sets of the professionals. Capabilities in quality, cost, delivery and response time are some of the top desired skills for sales professionals in the automobile sector.

Demand for talent grew across support roles during Jul-Dec 2015. Sales professionals at junior level saw rise in demand during the period. HR professionals saw double digit drop in hiring activities. Accounting and finance was the only top function to see a rise in demand. Charted accountants were in demand at junior level. Meanwhile, professionals in specialized roles such as audit and risk and taxation was also in huge demand for entry level in the automobile industry. Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai and Pune accounted for over 60 per cent of entry-level jobs in the industry.

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