26 days old

Senior Strategic Planning Manager

Cox Automotive
Charlotte, NC 28202
*Primary Location: *3003 Summit Blvd, Charlotte, NC, US
*Division: *Cox Automotive
*Job Level: *Manager/Senior Manager
*Travel: *Yes, 25 % of the Time
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *217406_73093070
*****This position is remote/work from home. You need to reside within the Eastern Time Zone. *

The *Senior Strategic Planning Manager* will report directly to the Strategic Execution Director and is primarily responsible for supporting a dynamic strategy and long-term vision in conjunction with the Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book businesses.

The Senior Strategic Planning Manager will assist in the planning, development and execution of these strategies. In the near term this role will have an immediate focus on assessing the shifting needs of the business as we enable e-commerce on Autotrader. This role will also help develop strategies that are vital to enabling Consumer Marketplace as it pertains to partner relationships (Clients, Vendors and Other Business Partners).

The Senior Strategic Planning Manager will have direct interaction with our Customers, External Business Partners and matrixed internal business partners to help guide the strategic direction of the business. The role will bring ideas, concepts, and competitive threats to light to help develop plans to mitigate these threats as well as help drive new revenue.

The Senior Strategic Planning Manager will engage directly with our Customers to identify current needs and assess a potential solution as well as identify new opportunities within Consumer Solutions. This position will provide insight and help drive to execution the overall connected solution across all Consumer Solutions.

* Responsible for the strategy, the execution plan and leading the rollout of capabilities and programs needed as we transform to a true marketplace with e-commerce - this includes gaining cross-functional collaboration at the executive level to ensure the plan is properly executed
* Responsible for helping develop relationships with third party vendors that are relevant to furthering the long-term vision.
* Responsible to drive to execution the long-term strategies for Consumer Solutions as it pertains to our marketplace solutions, Vendors and business needs.
* Work closely with the Consumer Solutions Leaders to drive new opportunities or helping to drive new revenue
* Help ensure that our strategies align across our platforms and realizes the long-term goals of Consumer Marketplace
* Lead in contract negotiations and pricing discussions on dealer, OEM and vendor partner relationships
* Other duties as needed or required
Qualifications:
* 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.)
* Bachelors degree and 7 years of e-commerce or digital marketing experience required or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
* Ability to travel up to 25% of the time
*Preferred Requirements:*

* Must be able to clearly understand the business needs of Consumer Solutions
* Must be a thought leader who thrives in a fast paced, environment
* 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 Dealers, OEMs and Vendor partners
* Excellent communication skills, able to communicate clearly and succinctly, both verbally and written.
* Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, analyze complex problems and suggest appropriate solutions, exhibiting good decision quality and strategic mindset.
* Excellent organizational skills, business insight, and financial acumen.
* Proven ability to develop, plan, and implement short and long-range strategies and goals, driving appropriate results.
* 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 manage teams in an operations environment, while ensuring accountability.
* Ability to negotiate contracts
* Requires fluency with MS-Office including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook. Project preferred

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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.

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Posted: 2021-09-20 Expires: 2021-11-14

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