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Primary Location: 115 Poheganut Dr, Ann Arbor, MI, USDivision: Cox AutomotiveJob Level: Director/Senior DirectorTravel: Yes, 15 % of the TimeSchedule: Full-timeShift: Day JobRequisition Number8330 At Cox, were forward-thinking innovators who put people first. Our award-winning workplace culture is centered on inclusion and kindness, and were looking for people to join our mission to be a force for good in the world. Come build a better future with us across automotive, communications, the environment and more.We want to do everything we can to keep our employees safe and healthy. Therefore, where permitted by applicable law, you will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.Sbased job. Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will of course be considered.Keep reading to learn more about this opportunity to join the Cox family of businesses.This position manages teams that are responsible for software engineering, business analysis, software development, quality assurance, agile, and continuous improvement within Cox Auto RTS Engineering Portfolio, specifically Registration and Titling. These groups build and maintain software and systems necessary to support the business users, clients and RTS Products. The incumbent will have significant experience building teams, robust reporting and cloud-based solutions in Agile development environments. The ability to identify and address risks before they become issues is a key to success for this role. This role requires an individual with vision and the desire to work with key partners across business solution sets in a highly consultative manner. This role operates with significant influence on both internal and external key stakeholders to ensure key deliverables are achieved. We are restructuring the RTS engineering to better align with product and to build a stronger succession plan for the DS / portfolio leaders.This role is also responsible for managing resources in a highly matrixed organization. The incumbent will bring a blend of communication skills, internal consulting skills, creative problem solving, business planning, risk mitigation and financial analysis skills with a strong bias to action. Lastly, this position will oversee a high performing, smoothly functioning team, so candidates are expected to demonstrate leadership through influence, teamwork and servant leadership. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Sees the bigger picture and thinks outside the box to come up with innovative ideas and establish engineering visions and competitive goals. Articulates the vision and strategic direction of the organization to the team; helps others translate strategic goals into tactical objectives.Build and maintain effective and meaningful relationship with key stakeholders across business portfolios to ensure alignment with business goalsShows a practical business sense to improve group performance; exhibits a solid understanding of common business practices.Negotiates and manages realistic expectations with internal customers; balances time demands with quality goals.Effectively leverages the CAF framework to continuously improve technology delivery, quality of services and engineering practicesProactively identify and manage delivery dependencies by working effectively with partners across portfolio and business solution setsAccountable for department budget as well as spending and credits management for cloud-based assetsBuilding high performing culture through setting and communicating clear and challenging goals and empowering team members and leaders with proper resources and tools for performance managementEstablishment and evolution of Communities of Practice to improve the state of the art of all disciplines within the groupFacilitates and maintains relationships between CAI and its vendor partners, to include contract negotiations, establishing vendor standards, and implementing engineering best practices.Coach and mentor team members and managers in engineering and management practicesClearly understands the skills and experiences needed to fill gaps in his/her area of influence.Develops clear succession plans; identifies top talent and growth opportunities.Qualifications:REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:Strong communication and interpersonal skills required. Championing change, solving problems, thinking strategically, managing relationships/teams, and coaching/developing others is also required. Candidates must also have business savvy, customer focus, planning/organizing skills, and talent management ability. Knowledge of cloud-based products, data engineering and business analytics is essential.EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIRED:Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Information Systems Required12 years of experience with at least 7years of experience in a management or leadership role requiredWho We AreAbout Cox AutomotiveTheres 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 (link removed), 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 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 - 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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