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Senior Strategic Execution Director

Cox Automotive
Chicago, IL 60602
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*Primary Location: *3003 Summit Blvd, Chicago, IL, US
*Division: *Cox Automotive
*Job Level: *Director/Senior Director
*Travel: *Yes, 25 % of the Time
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *217601_56572674
The Senior Strategic Execution Director will report directly to the SVP, Digital Commerce/Retail Transaction Services (DCRT) and is responsible for developing strategies and strategic implementation plans across the solution set in conjunction with DCRT. The Senior Director will have direct interaction with our clients, external business partners and matrixed internal business partners to help guide the strategic direction of the business. They will bring ideas, concepts, and competitive threats to light to drive revenue growth, and develop plans to mitigate competitive threats. The Senior Director will engage directly with our clients to identify needs, assess potential solutions, and identify new opportunities for growth within DCRT. This position will provide insight and help drive strategic execution across DCRT.
Primary Responsibilities:

* Responsible for developing strategic plans to support the long-term vision for DCRT.
* Responsible for helping develop relationships that are relevant to furthering the long-term vision.
* Responsible to drive to execution the long-term strategies for DCRT as it pertains to DCRT solutions and services vendors and business needs.
* Work closely with the DCRT leaders to drive new opportunities/new revenue.
* Display passion for storytelling, developing fresh ideas, and translating market insights into compelling pitches
* Help ensure that our strategies align across our platforms and with the long-term goals of DCRT
* Drives enterprise strategic execution across the DCRT portfolio by creating aligned, structured plans with defined metrics, clear accountabilities and timelines, and an established cadence of progress reporting to support achievement of strategic goals.
* Lead in contract negotiations and pricing discussions on key partner relationships
* 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
* Functional experience in management consulting, corporate strategy, business development, private equity, or venture capital
* Proven ability to develop, plan, and implement short and long-range strategies and goals, driving appropriate results.
* Industry experience in businesses based on technology, software, digital marketing/media, eCommerce
* Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, analyze complex problems and suggest appropriate solutions, exhibiting good decision quality and strategic mindset
* Must be able to clearly articulate an understanding of the issues and be able to present solutions
* Must have the ability to work collaboratively across multiple business lines and matrixed organizations to help drive results
* Must be able to drive to execution agreed upon strategies
* Must be able to present and articulate solutions and strategies to both clients and vendor partners
* Must have bachelors degree or equivalent experience; MBA or other relevant graduate degree preferred but not required
* Excellent communication skills, able to communicate clearly and succinctly, both verbally and written
* Excellent organizational skills, business insight, and financial acumen
* Ability to schedule and prioritize tasks of team to promote the efficient use of time and monitor progress against schedule
* Proven ability to lead and engage teams in an operations environment, while ensuring accountability
* Experience negotiating contracts
* Knowledge of Automotive industry trends, customer behaviors, and enabling technological capabilities is preferred but not required
* Ability to travel up to 30% of the time

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: 2021-09-20 Expires: 2021-11-22
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