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Director, Strategic & Operations Excellence

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: *Yes, 15 % of the Time
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *202103968
The Director of Strategic & Operations Excellence is part of the newly established team responsible for driving strategic initiatives and operational effectiveness across the broader cross functional team working on Cox Automotives recently launched Esntial CommerceTM platform, the Automotive industrys first automated, scalable B2B2C eCommerce solution for Used Car sales.
Reporting to the VP & Operating Leader for Digital Commerce, this Leader will be responsible for driving strategy and planning, evaluate potential paths for market expansion, and ensure strategies for adjacent products and solution sets are taken into consideration as we evolve our vision for Digital Commerce. The Director will have direct interaction with our Customers, External and Internal Business Partners, often representing Digital Commerce leadership in those forums.
Additionally, this Leader will build a team tasked with driving operational efficiency and have ownership over Digital Commerces management system. This will include PMO and Continuous Improvement efforts within the Operations team scope.
Primary Responsibilities

* Support with development of the long-term vision and strategy for Digital Commerce
* Establish credibility as an internal thought leader on strategic and business issues
* Interpret complex data and distill it into concise, relevant presentation for an executive audience
* Think strategically, abstractly, in broad concepts and terms and apply to tangible plans
* Display passion for storytelling, developing fresh ideas, and translating market insights into compelling pitches
* Support with building plan to achieve business growth goals and coordinate execution of plan with cross functional partners
* Lead execution of strategic initiatives across Digital Commerce and other solution set teams
* Design and iterate our management system as business scales
* Establish processes, drive adherence, and spearhead CI efforts
* Ensure cohesion of strategic direction with other solution roadmaps
* Hire and onboards talented team members to build Strategic & Operations excellence team
* Create a high performing team culture focused on innovation, market leadership, collaboration, and customer experience
* Other duties as needed or required
* 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 work experience, with demonstrated progression to leadership roles
* Proven ability to develop, plan, and implement short and long-range strategies and goals, driving appropriate results.
* Experience building and growing teams of professionals in a diverse set of roles
* Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
* Bring out the best performance from team members through interpersonal and structural support
* Work collaboratively across multiple business lines and matrixed organizations to help drive results
* Drive to execution agreed upon strategies
* Present and articulate solutions and strategies to Dealers, OEMs and Vendor partners
* Align activities and resources around a clear understanding of customer desires and how to help customers achieve their goals
* Possess excellent communication skills, able to communicate clearly and succinctly, both verbally and written
* Possess excellent organizational skills, business insight, and financial acumen
* Commitment to continuous improvement of business practices and to ensuring that completed work adheres to the highest standards of excellence
* Require physical ability and mental acuity to execute the duties of the position successfully within required timeframes in order to meet business requirements
* Travel: 10 - 20%
Preferred Qualifications

* Functional experience in management consulting, corporate strategy, business development, private equity or venture capital
* Industry experience in businesses based on technology, software, digital marketing/media, eCommerce
* Knowledge of Automotive industry trends, customer behaviors, and enabling technological capabilities is preferred but not required
* MBA or other relevant graduate degree preferred but not required

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: 2021-11-26 Expires: 2022-02-19
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