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Senior Strategy Consultant

Cox Automotive
Mississauga, ON L5B
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*Primary Location: *2700 Matheson Blvd E, Mississauga, ON, CAN
*Division: *Cox Automotive
*Job Level: *Individual Contributor
*Travel: *No
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *214909
The incumbent of this role supports the Senior Manager Strategy for Cox Automotive Canada & Brazil in building annual and long-term strategic plans for Cox Automotive Canada, Brazil and each Business Unit. The Canadian & Brazil Strategy function has matrix responsibility into the President, Cox Automotive Canada & Brazil as well the Chief Strategy Officer for Cox Automotive International in the UK. As such you will not only be part of a local but an international virtual team of peers with international responsibilities.





A key focus area for this role will be market research, internal and external analysis, and fact base creation. You will be required to perform competitive research, analysis, and synthesis. Research dimensions would be quantitatively as well as qualitatively, include desktop research as well as interaction with internal and external stakeholders and third parties. You will have to develop business cases, communicate and oversee execution. This includes drawing your own conclusions, communicating, and defending them up to executive management.





As Senior Strategy Analyst you will also assist in the development of the business corporate strategies to support or in some cases drive growth objectives while strengthening the business core to develop and maintain a competitive advantage. Lastly this also includes supporting or driving key strategic partnerships and projects across Cox Automotive Canada and Brazil on a country as well as Business Unit level.





ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:




* Application of quantitative and qualitative research and analysis skills to drive and support creation and maintenance of international and market level fact base supporting strategic priorities and business leadership

* Owns monitoring of competitive landscape for markets including research and analysis of market trends, competitors, threats and opportunities. Aligns and coordinates with Sales and Product teams to corroborate and share competitive information and develops and shares regular updates and recommendations to business leadership

* Drive and support the development of the annual business plan including development of content, analysis preparation, workshops, brainstorming activity, process planning and execution. Collaborate with key stakeholders across the business to gather business priorities and ensure they align with the overall long-term business ambition and Cox Automotive International strategy

* Drive and support the communication cascade of the business plan across every business unit, to ensure awareness of key business priorities for the year

* Continually reviews progress of key strategic initiatives. Ensures actional and quantitative plans are executed throughout the year

* Drives and assists in the evaluation of the strategic fit for any potential partner for Cox Automotive Canada or their business units, including the creation of business plans and presentations. Acts as a key liaison with legal and senior leadership teams


Qualifications: REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:




* Bachelor degree required. The ideal candidate will have an economic and/or technical background

* Broad experience in and understanding of the Canadian automotive wholesale and/or retail market preferable

* Experience in business consulting or a research function a plus

* Ability to understand the technical and economic concepts behind all CAC business units






QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:




* Strategic thinking, planning and analysis

* Ability to analyze complex information and draw insights

* Strong aptitude for business/investment case development (working with functional stakeholders Operations, Finance etc.)

* Critical thinker able to develop scenarios, challenge convention and develop alternative perspectives

* Able to facilitate and foster collaboration (across solution sets, leaders and markets)

* Adept at handling multiple stakeholders and competing deadlines

* Strong relationship building skills (internal stakeholders, cross CAI working and 3rd parties)

* Highly organized with project management skills

* Strong communicator (vertically and horizontally, oral and written)

* Intercultural flexibility and experience

* Motivated self-starter with drive and the ability to logically assess and question

* Must be comfortable and successful in ambiguous environments

* Ability to understand and work with data

* Ability to work under pressure and tight timelines

* Advanced Microsoft office skills are a must, experience with any data tools a bonus

* Client facing experience would be a plus



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 accomodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accomodation would cause an undue harship.
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: 2021-06-14 Expires: 2021-08-30
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