Canoo Technologies Inc.

Business Planning Manager

Job Locations US
Full Time

About Canoo

Canoo’s mission is to bring EVs to Everyone. The company has developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with bold innovations in design, pioneering technologies, and a unique business model that spans all owners in the full lifecycle of the vehicle. Distinguished by its experienced team from leading technology and automotive companies – Canoo has designed a modular electric platform purpose-built to deliver maximum vehicle interior space that is customizable across all owners in the vehicle lifecycle to support a wide range of vehicle applications for consumers and businesses. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by autonomy and purpose, and get things done.


The Business Planning Manager will help shape the overall Program Management and Product Development business systems in conjunction with mid and senior level leadership and working level teams.  Specific areas of focus include operational methods & systems, processes, procedures, governance structure, and related IT tools.  Target outcomes include increased organizational efficiency/effectiveness, Product Development excellence, clear and easy to navigate locations for key information and tools.


  • Establish organized systems and develop efficient processes within the Canoo organizational ecosystem
  • Provide leadership to organize and manage multiple active workstreams focused on process improvement
  • Ability to structure large amounts of information within a process framework
  • Ability to effectively work x-functionally with all levels of leadership
  • Analyze business processes and workflows to deliver ease of use and improved results
  • Educate business users responsible for managing and operating business processes
  • Monitor, measure, and provide feedback on process performance
  • Apply knowledge of state-of-the-art business process modelling


  • Bachelor's degree or above in engineering, business, or related field.  MBA is a plus
  • 5-10 years’ experience in automotive or other complex product development business environment
  • Experience managing complex stakeholder requirements and relationships
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong writing, presentation, and communication skills
  • Strong business acumen and systems thinking skills
  • Extensive knowledge of process mapping and business process re-engineering
  • High level understanding of major IT business software functionality
  • Understanding of protocols like SOAP, WSDL, XML and other key protocols is desirable

What's Cool About Working Here...

What's Cool About Working Here... 

  • Meaningful, challenging work that will redefine automotive landscape and make EVs available to everyone
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Equity Compensation
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy

Canoo is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.


Any unsolicited resumes or candidate profiles submitted in response to our job posting shall be considered the property of Canoo Inc. and its subsidiaries and are not subject to payment of referral or placement fees if any such candidate is later hired by Canoo unless you have a signed written agreement in place with us which covers the applicable job posting. 


Canoo cares deeply about the safety of all candidates who may be asked to participate in an in-person interview. While the company remains operational, some of our positions are remote, while others require working on-site. Canoo is following the Covid-19 protocols set forth by local state and federal governance and the CDC guidelines. Candidates who are vaccinated will be asked to provide a copy of proof of vaccination upon arrival for the interview. Candidates who are not vaccinated will be asked to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test that is no less than 48 hours old. We ask that you practice hand hygiene, social distance, and wear face coverings to reduce the risks of exposure to Covid-19. We appreciate your cooperation with our safety protocols while you explore your future with Canoo!


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