Strategy Manager

Ford Motor Company US Allen Park , MI 48102

Posted 5 months ago

Job Description: & Qualifications

We are seeking exceptional candidates to join Ford's Global Strategy team. Join a highly collaborative group that plays a vital role helping to set the strategic direction for Ford Motor Company. In this role, you will have extensive interaction with Ford senior management on a number of strategic projects. Candidates should be top performers who are willing to work diligently in an unstructured environment where initiative, creativity, maturity, and enthusiasm for learning are highly valued.

Responsibilities

  • Manage development of enterprise benchmarking and strategies, including:

  • Strategic decision making from an enterprise point of view, through externally-informed insights

  • Lead analysis on various topics

  • Develop externally-informed insights that drive enterprise wide point of view, and strategic decisions

  • Support development of Ford's strategic plan

  • Perform competitive benchmarking and business environment research studies, including regular quarterly competitor earnings analysis and global auto industry updates

  • Assist in developing point of view on strategic implications to Ford of competitive OEM strategic plans and performance

  • Distill data, insights, and information into clear and compelling recommendations

  • Develop financial models and analysis to support strategic studies and business model development

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience in consulting, financial, or strategic analytical roles

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Engineering or equivalent technical degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA

  • Specific assignments in or exposure to Product Financial Analysis, Marketing Finance (Variable Marketing and Pricing), Product Planning & Strategy, and Profit Analysis/Reporting

  • Creative approaches to problem solving, opportunity assessment and strategy development

  • Ability to frame and explain complex ideas and concepts in accessible language, formats, and frameworks

  • Ability to seek out and process relevant information to formulate a strategic point of view

  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills. Knowledge of financial reporting preferred.

  • Ability to think creatively and develop new ideas and innovations

  • Teamwork skills Must work well within a cross-functional team and across the Ford enterprise

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills able to independently interface with Senior Management Ability to work in an unstructured environment, yet bring structure to the task and team

  • Ability to influence others through communication of thoughts and ideas

  • Ability to proactively plan, organize and drive for results

  • Collaborates well with cross-functional teams to develop buy-in and consensus that drives progress and results

Critical Success Factors

  • Effective relationship building and development across several layers of the organization

  • Distinctive aptitude across thought leadership, problem solving, critical thinking, analysis and communication

  • Very comfortable with ambiguity and working in "white space"

  • Excellent knowledge and expertise in benchmarking Ford's performance relative to competitors for a number of metrics, both business and technology related

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic team based environment

  • A self-starter and proactive attitude and behavior

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, TN visa holders may be considered

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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