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Client Strategist Director

Cox Automotive
Atlanta, GA 30303
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*Primary Location: *3003 Summit Blvd, Atlanta, GA, USA
*Division: *Cox Automotive
*Job Level: *Director/Senior Director
*Travel: *No
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *202102167
Reports to the Sr Dir, Client Strategy. The Client Strategy Director is responsible for building, expanding, and maintaining strategic insights for our Enterprise Sales and Account Management teams. He / she will work with Cox Automotives largest and most complex OEM and Lender clients and is dedicated to helping grow Cox Automotive revenue.
The Client Strategy Director is responsible for the entire suite of Cox Automotive products and will lead efforts to identify, evaluate and analyze revenue growth and retention opportunities that will allow our Enterprise clients to achieve their objectives. The Client Strategy Director will evaluate opportunity economics and operational feasibility.
The Client Strategy Director will work very closely with Client Partners, CAI Account Directors, and the client to design and implement the account strategy. He / she will also provide strategic direction to all sellers who have individual revenue responsibility for the account.

* Manage high-level relationships, in partnership with CAI Account Directors, with our Enterprise clients to help them derive maximum value from their investment in Cox Automotive brands
* Work within a cross BU account team matrix, identify and size new opportunities for revenue growth and retention, and collaborate with all sales teams to ensure growth attainment
* Provide a holistic brand strategy to lead the evolution of CAI from individual business units to a unified sales strategy
* Develop a comprehensive understanding of the clients business challenges and objectives
* Conduct detailed analysis, aggregating datasets, insights, KPIs, and other resources to support profitable Cross-Cox opportunities
* Create a Strategic Account Roadmap in collaboration with the Enterprise Account Management, positioning the capabilities of Cox Automotive to help clients achieve their goals
* Contribute to quarterly account planning meetings to unify and execute the Enterprise clients brand plan and strategy roadmap
* Contribute thought leadership and best practices internally around strategic challenges and solutions for our key Enterprise clients
* Partner with and Influence organizational functional support (e.g. marketing, operations, pricing, product, etc.)
* Provide visibility into OEM Client Strategies and associated gaps in Cox Automotive offering/solutions
* Document and archive outcomes of executive meetings, opportunities, action items, etc., using available tools/Dashboards
* Create content and collect research and analytics to support high-level executive meetings and guide the Consumer Journey for the client in coordination and support of CAI sales pursuits
Qualifications:
* Where permitted by applicable law, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S. based job. (Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will be considered.)
* 10 years of experience as high-performing contributor in a strategy, analytics, or finance role
* Strong knowledge of business processes (e.g. sales, marketing, service, support)
* Strong executive presence and polished communication skills
* Expertise and experience dealing with large, complicated accounts at the most senior business levels (c suite and principles), preferably with recent direct hands-on executive experience
* Executive-level communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively navigate and mediate conflict and foster honest dialog
* Ability to create and deliver powerful, persuasive presentations and story-lines to rally organizations around transformative efforts
* Ability to work strategically with a wide array of groups; from analytics to marketing to sales
* Proven effectiveness at leading and facilitating collaborative executive meetings and workshops
* Proven experience managing within a matrixed team
* Knowledge of cox automotive product and platform features, capabilities, and best use preferred
* Ability to travel up to 25% of the time (day and overnight trips)
* Bachelors degree (with a focus of business, marketing, strategy, finance, or project management)
* Mba preferred
* Experience managing people preferred
* 5-10 years of automotive experience preferred

Who We Are
*About Cox Automotive*
Theres nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like Dealer.com, Manheim and vAuto.

*About Cox *
We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, [visit our benefits page](http://jobs.coxenterprises.com/life-at-cox/benefits/).
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.
Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.
Posted: 2021-08-18 Expires: 2021-10-25
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