*Primary Location: *3003 Summit Blvd, Groton, CT, US
Division: *Cox Automotive
Job Level: *Manager/Senior Manager
Shift: *Day Job
Requisition Number: *202103303_55773250
VACCINE POLICY: WHERE PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU 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).
The Data Acquisition Strategy team is part of the larger Data Strategy group responsible for managing and maintaining effective data relationships with third party data vendors. The acquisition of data from third party vendors helps Cox Automotive product teams develop new or improve existing Cox Automotive software products for our dealers and our retail customers. The Senior Enterprise Data Strategy Manager is a new role focused on operationalizing an enterprise-focused Data Acquisition strategy for Cox Automotive. In this role, you will specifically assist with the strategic acquisition of data, working with teams across several Cox Automotive Business Units and a range of external data vendors.
PRIMARY DUTIES/KEY RESPONSIBILITIES*
Own strategic Data Acquisition across the enterprise, serving as a representative of the Enterprise Data Strategy team, developing expertise across Research, Negotiation, Financing, Contracting, and Vendor management
Support Enterprise Data Acquisition transformation initiatives focusing on: (1) Optimized data use, (2) Formalized policy and processes, and (3) Maximized relationships
Serve as champion of internal data assets and help product management teams leverage existing Cox Auto assets vs. procuring outside assets where feasible
Proactively identify and develop detailed plans, with ROI, for enterprise data acquisition opportunities. This includes identifying data duplication, or inefficient data usage to streamline and centralize the Data Acquisition process across Cox Automotive, while activating the data for more groups to use
Push to maximize savings through new or existing contract negotiations, ensuring the relevant data is still being used within Cox
Contribute to regular refreshes of the Data Acquisition Inventory, working in conjunction with the designated contacts in each Cox Auto business
Build relationships within product, engineering, and business teams at 5 of 19 Cox Automotive Business Units leveraging financial data. Understand their product goals and anticipate future data needs. Recognize opportunities for cross-Business Unit collaboration and data sharing
Work closely with team members in Enterprise Data Strategy focused on data partnership development, particularly with Finance vendors. As new partnerships are formed or existing partnerships are updated, stay apprised on new data sources available to business units
Lead end-to-end relationship management for 5 key vendors (out of 22 in 2021). Develop SME on Financing Data Category and build knowledge of relevant vendors capabilities, and relationships with Cox Automotive. Externally, seek out and build knowledge around additional vendors with RFx processes. Internally, serve as established SME on Financing data and provide guidance to product development organizations throughout the product development lifecycle.
Manage strategic relationships for ~100 contracts, in addition to agreements with key vendors, leveraging the Data Strategy Contract Repository. Proactively identify and develop strategy on agreements approaching auto-renewal
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.)
BA or BS Degree and 7 years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. MBA/Masters Degree preferred
1-5 years experience in industry: experience at a large, Data-driven organization, within Sourcing Strategy, Data Procurement/Acquisition, Business Strategy, or Data Governance is a plus
Proven track record of mastered execution and project management/organization skills to progress on several priorities simultaneously and track savings
Demonstrated advanced strategic and analytical skills and business acumen, evidenced by a proven track record in successfully developing and implementing impactful, practical business/data strategies that have been implemented successfully
Quantitative analytical skills to structure and explain the impact of changes to agreements or ROIs from negotiations
Excellent negotiation skills with a strong ability to influence.
Robust interpersonal and communication skills to effectively navigate complex relationships within a matrixed organization and negotiate with vendors
Strategic problem-solving to creatively assess vendor intent and drive to an optimal solution with the least number of iterations
Attention to detail, particularly when evaluating contract text, proposed fee structures, and other changes initiated by vendors
Passion for learning new information, and applying gained knowledge to relationships
Excellent written and verbal communication abilities
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.
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.
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer
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