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Senior Strategic Planning Director

Cox Automotive
Atlanta, GA 30303
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*Primary Location: *6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA, USA *Division: *Cox Automotive *Job Level: *Director/Senior Director *Travel: *Yes, 5 % of the Time *Schedule: *Full-time *Shift: *Day Job *Requisition Number: *214442 The Senior Director, Strategy will lead all strategy engagements for at least 2 solution leaders (SVP level) across Cox Automotive. This includes partnering with their clients business to define the solutions strategy. This will include leading multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously to enable our businesses to make better decisions regarding where to play, how to win and what to do (e.g. strategic execution). This role will be critical in helping Cox Automotive prioritize focus areas and help ensure the solution groups achieve their financial and strategic objectives. The Senior Director will work closely with the strategy team, solution leaders and product leaders within Cox Automotives various business groups to accomplish organizational goals and strategies. The role understands the Cox Automotive portfolio which includes key solution groups. This role will focus on the domestic business. The position is responsible to partner with the client and provide thought leadership and the execution of strategic initiatives across all lines of business within Cox Automotive that will help grow the Cox Automotive business portfolio and increase its value. This position requires the candidate to possess core strategy and analysis skills, as well as the project definition and execution skills. Candidate should have ability to lead and influence others by acting as a strategic partner to business leaders. The position demands frequent interactions with all levels of the organization, both in the business unit itself and within corporate. *SPECIFIC RESPONSIBLITIES:* Strategy * Utilize core strategy skills and framework to conduct assessments for CAI and business groups * Market assessments and profit pool implications * Customer and competitive assessments * Leverage strategic planning methodology * Understand how internal and external assessments shape our opportunities, risks & ability to win * Recommend choices * Articulate our strategy for "where to play", "how to win" & "what to do " (for Cox Automotive & BUs) Analysis * Incorporate quantitative analyses through data, market studies and strategic frameworks & assessments * Ability to build financial models with key drivers to align on sensitivities * Ensure detailed analysis highlights actionable insights and key implications * Utilize critical thinking to apply findings to make recommendations and articulate next steps Leadership & Influence * Lead, partner and advise "clients" & teams * Define projects, scope and success measures * Be a thought leader/partner * Utilize strategic thinking and analyses to guide recommendations * Develop and sustain effective relationships * Influence outcome with a Cox Automotive lens (and BU lens when applicable) Work Deliverable Examples Include but not Limited to: * Develop portfolio assessment for Cox Automotive and collective domestic solution groups * Develop total addressable market and profit pool analyses for automotive marketplace * Work with solution group strategy leaders to define business unit strategic plans * Work with solution group strategy leaders to develop strategic and/or financial assessments and key analysis that will drive strategic decision making and execution * Lead the preparation of communications, meeting materials and formal meeting summary deliverables that drive the strategic planning process forward * Support the strategic planning process and ideation sessions across assigned Cox Automotive divisions to explore strategies to grow business * Provide thorough and value-added analysis, followed by insightful and relevant recommendations. This includes the creation of financial models, industry/market research, and analysis of trends to support business decisions * Work across multi-functional teams in order to leverage expertise from the broader organization, gathering strategic feedback and support necessary to coordinate efforts in deploying initiatives. * Ability to leverage strategic and analytical skills to effectively consult/communicate with leadership on strategic initiatives * Plan meeting logistics and facilitation approaches that yield productive executive planning sessions. * Support industry and customer-facing strategy communication. * Assist development of strategic analysis for decision support that drives successful investment decisions and operational efficiencies * Support the budget planning process * Support the gathering, curation, analysis and communication of marketplace trends to the broader organization Qualifications: * BA or BS Degree required. MBA/Masters Degree preferred. * 10+ years of relevant experience. Strategic Planning and/or management consulting experience required. Automotive industry experience preferred. * Strong analytical, modeling, and research skills. Excellent organization and project management skills. Concise and clear verbal and written communication skills. * Ability to establish credibility as an internal thought leader on strategic and business issues. * Ability to work cross-functionally and collaboratively. * Ability to interact with leadership at all levels of the organization. * Ability to interpret complex data and distill it into concise relevant documents and presentations for an executive audience. * Ability to think strategically, abstractly, in broad concepts and terms and apply to tangible business plans. * Passion for storytelling, developing concepts for fresh ideas, and translating market insights into compelling pitches. * Ability to thrive in a fast-paced growth-company environment (sense of urgency, adaptable, champion of change) * Proficient in MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint. * Travel as needed (<20%) EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: * Bachelor Degree required. * MBA or relevant certifications 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. 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: 2021-05-28 Expires: 2021-07-15
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