Senior Manager, Strategic Planning

Cox Enterprises Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 6 months ago

Cox Automotive is currently hiring a Senior Manager to join our Strategic Planning team in Atlanta.The Senior Manager, Strategic Planning will support efforts to create and facilitate development of key strategic initiatives that enable our businesses to make better decisions regarding 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 Manager, Strategic Planning will work closely with the Strategy team, operational VP's and general managers of Cox Automotive's various business groups to accomplish organizational goals and strategies. The role understands the entire Cox Automotive portfolio but will focus on the domestic business. The position is responsible to partner, 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. The candidate will serve as an advisor regarding strategic matters which may affect the short- and long-term success and positioning of the business groups, strategic business ventures and/or Cox Automotive as a whole. This position requires the candidate to possess core strategy and analysis skills, as well as the 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.Strategy * Utilize core strategy skills and framework to conduct assessments for CAI and business groups including market assessments and profit pool implications, customer and competitive assessments * Leverage strategic planning methodology to understand how internal and external assessments shape our opportunities, recommend choices and 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 * Ensure detailed analysis highlights actionable insights and key implications * Utilize critical thinking to apply findings to make recommendations and articulate next stepsLeadership & 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)

Key Responsibilities:
* 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 organizationRequired:* BA or BS Degree in related discipline OR an equivalent combination of education and work related experience * 7 years of relevant experience. Strategic Planning and/or management consulting experience required * 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 (Preferred* MBA/Master's Degree preferred * Automotive industry experience preferred
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