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Manager, Client Operations - Inventory

Cox Automotive
Atlanta, GA 30303
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*Primary Location: *3003 Summit Blvd, Atlanta, GA, USA
*Division: *Cox Automotive
*Job Level: *Manager/Senior Manager
*Travel: *Yes, 5 % of the Time
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *213109
The Manager, Client Operations - Inventory is responsible for providing leadership, vision, and direction to enable the Inventory department to operate at optimal efficiency and deliver on its commitment to achieve service standards. This person will also function as a business liaison/sponsor of special requests or initiatives identified as strategic in achieving the business objectives of the organization. Such requests may include but are not limited to initiatives which would be managed by project management, product, sales and worked by business partners and other enterprise entities. The Manager will ensure active participation/representation at planning meetings and will provide structured updates to the organization on progress and timelines impacting operations. The Manager is a trusted advisor of executive management and assists with developing and implementing the long-term vision of the inventory department, improving operational execution, and enhancing the overall experience of Cox Automotive clients and employees. This individual will be expected to exercise sound judgment within broadly defined practices and policies and will regularly interact with all levels of management, staff, other organizations within the company, and customers. This position reports directly to the Senior Director of Client Operations.

*Duties and Responsibilities:*

* *Management of Personnel*: Establishes operational policies and procedures for organizational activities. Manages, coaches and develops teams to ensure execution of all business deliverables, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and the overall objectives of the department while also ensuring members experience the challenges and career growth that produce future leaders. Timely hiring of budgeted headcount. Must be able to build and maintain diverse teams and support consistent positive attrition within the team when necessary.

* *Goal Setting*: Motivate and drive the team in establishing stretch goals. Directs the development and implementation of activities of personnel engaged in the departments daily operations to attain organizational goals consistent with high productivity, quality and all delivery requirements.

* *Customer Service:** *Ensures timely, quality service and elevated level of customer satisfaction; Manages and communicates clear expectations related to operations, as well as, projects to senior management. Manage cross departmental relationships with partner teams including sales, product, operations and others under the Cox Automotive umbrella. Serve as the escalation point for your leadership team and sales partners with ownership and consistency.

* *Issue Resolution:** *Proactively work to identify and resolve issues. Maintain a working knowledge of Cox Automotive applications, product suites, clients, and reporting capabilities. Demonstrate strong analytical ability to identify areas for improvement and recommend solutions across and up the management chain. Challenge the status quo and look for innovative ways to resolve problems.

* *Relationship Building:** *Foster a strong partnership relationship with other organizations across Cox Automotive, dealers and customers, both internal and external. Work closely within the Dealer Services departments, IT, and other business areas to rationalize business requirements and facilitate successful implementation; Act as primary point of contact for all vendor relationships, escalations and other customer services issues.

* *Process Improvement:* Proactively identify opportunities for process improvements, develop the business case, project plan and drive subsequent implementation and execution.

* *Budget Management: * Manage budget within assigned perimeters and look for ways to cut cost when applicable. Be fiscally responsible for the Inventory department and all departmental expenses. Operate efficiently and manage other financial duties as they are assigned.


* Demonstrated success operating a contact/technical/support center in a complex support organization

* 7+ years of professional experience

* 1+ years of management or team lead experience. Excellent management skills and the ability to promote a team environment are essential.

* Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline oriented, multi-task, team environment in which strong attention to detail is expected.

* Must be able to handle multiple, competing priorities and deliver results in a fast-paced environment.

* Superb communication, follow up, facilitation, customer service skills and interpersonal skills and with strong attention to detail.

* Ability to accommodate flexible work hours/schedule.

* Highly motivated, with the ability to motivate others.

* Team-focused, with a proven track record of coaching and development for the purpose of building bench strength.

* Customer-focused attitude.

* Demonstrated experience in organizing, prioritizing, and coordinating complex team efforts and projects.

* Experience with business support software applications such as MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, Visio, etc.) required.

* Demonstrated ability to develop creative ideas for solving issues and track record for execution.

* Knowledge of the automotive industry is a plus.

* Experience overseeing a team that is required to manage their day through multi-tasking with phone and multiple queue environments is preferred.

* Experience integrating across business units for development needs is preferred.

* Experience working with 3rd party vendors to meet client needs. Ability to establish positive rapport outside of the organization with a focus on client success.

* Knowledge of UNIX, SQL, FTP preferred

* Experience with database support is preferred.

* Some travel may be required- ~5%

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.
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.
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: 2021-04-16 Expires: 2021-06-14
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