Palo Alto Alliance Leader

Ford Motor Company US Palo Alto , CA 94306

Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Description: & Qualifications

We are seeking an exceptional candidate to join our Research & Advanced Engineering (R&A) Business Office team in Palo Alto as an Alliance and Partnership Leader. The role will require superior people & organizational skills, executive level interfacing capabilities and a "get it done" attitude to facilitate the R&A technical team's engagement with local universities and Silicon Valley partners. As a member of the R&A Business Office team you will work across multiple departments and skill teams to bring all the pieces together to enable effective and efficient relationships with Ford's external partners.


  • Lead and drive Ford's Silicon Valley area university campus strategy end-to-end, including relationship building, university project and budget management and interface with our recruiting teams on campus

  • Guide relationships with target schools and external partners

  • Lead Ford's local STEAM initiatives, including Ford's Palo Alto High School Science and Technology Program and local FIRST Robotics support

  • Create an annual calendar of Ford Silicon Valley campus and STEAM related events and oversee all logistical coordination and implementation through planning, resource requirements, needs assessment, and budget review. Track status of projects, budget and plans throughout the calendar year

  • Silicon Valley relationship ownership of target schools (career centers, professors, faculty, student organizations), STEAM initiatives, and other external partners to continue to build Ford brand awareness in the Bay Area

  • Work collaboratively and cross-functionally with Ford's Silicon Valley teams, HR partners and business functions to strengthen university relations, recruitment and Ford's talent pipeline initiatives in the Bay Area

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business or Communications
  • 2+ years of experience in a project management role
  • 2+ years of experience in an external facing or public relations role

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Engineering, Business or Communications preferred

  • 3+ years in an engineering role preferred

  • Experience with university and partnership engagements

  • Relationship management experience

  • Budget management and financial reporting

  • Cross-functional leadership skills

  • Demonstrated capability of oral and written skills

  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office, including Excel and PowerPoint

  • Organization skills

  • Accuracy and attention detail

Join our team as we create tomorrow! We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on, because we're Built Ford Tough. We're one team striving to make people's lives better while creating value, delivering excellence and ultimately going for the win.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

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