Primary Location: 6205-B Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA, USA


Division:
Cox Communications Inc


Job Level:
Manager/Senior Manager


Travel:
Yes, 25 % of the Time


Schedule:
Full-time


Shift:
Day Job


Requisition Number:
207464

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We’re dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox .

At Cox, we connect people to the things they love. Now we’d like to connect with you. Cox Communications is looking for sharp talent to join our team and be the voice of our brand.

The New Growth & Development organization is focused on identifying and analyzing areas of future growth and plans to achieve sustained and balance growth across the enterprise. The organization works to answer “what’s next” for Cox and our customers. We develop growth hypothesis and test those hypothesis through: 1) skunkworks 2) investing in new businesses 3) traditional R&D 4) identifying strategic partnerships and 5) exploring emerging businesses. Growth opportunities are currently being incubated across a variety of adjacent business and technology sectors including Healthcare, Commercial IOT, Energy, Edge Computing, etc.

The New Growth & Development group is now hiring a Senior Manager for our Cox Edge/Cloud Services team. This role is responsible for all aspects of strategic initiative management throughout the program lifecycle while driving the business hypothesis for new growth businesses. This includes strataegic planning, scope, schedule, budget, and risk management as well as demonstrating continuous alignment of objectives with the strategic direction of the organization. The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of program leadership methodologies with experience leading complex projects and programs in a matrixed resource environment. This role has two primary responsibilities:

1. Growth opportunity incubation and innovation tied to the commercialization of new business opportunities within Cloud’s new frontier, Edge Computing.

2. Leadership of Cox’s Edge Computing deployment

This Sr. Manager will report to the business owner of Edge services and be required to present and interact with senior leadership of Cox Communications and across the wider enterprise. This role will ensure that definition, strategy, operational readiness and product performance are effectively delivered and aligned to the Corporate Strategy and Theme/initiative Owners.

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions

1. DRIVE INNOVATION FOR THE EDGE CLOUD BUSINESS

  • Create the Edge Cloud strategic roadmap and shape the direction of the business based on analysis of trends and customer needs, partnerships, competition and emerging technologies
  • Develop Edge solution concepts and the go to market strategy for the the commercial edge solutions while identifying and evaluating new growth opportunities
  • Work closely with local Cox teams and customers on the ground to better understand, frame and prioritize customer issues and needs
  • Understand the technology landscape and develop technology breakthroughs and developments that may adequately solve for customer needs via partner discovery and close collaboration with the Edge Cloud product and technology team
  • Negotiate and onboard select partners that can help Cox improve and scale its offering and bring disruptive solutions to cities and communities
  • Manage partners, third party relationships to develop and/or deliver effective technology solutions
  • Employ a high level of critical thinking and analysis bringing successful resolution to high-impact, complex, and/or departmental problems.
  • Participate in identifying, evaluating, and negotiating acquisitions, investments, partnerships, alliances, joint ventures, and start-ups in support of Edge Cloud portfolio of products, services and intellectual property.
  • Lead the assessment and valuation of new business opportunities and potential threats to sustainability of current business plans.
  • Work with industry peers, partners, suppliers, and key organizations, etc. to understand, influence, and communicate technology trends and requirements to support Edge Computing products and services.
  • Works closely with a cross-functional team including the field, finance, legal, engineering, marketing, operations, IT, Cox Business, and others to develop a consensus around and support for the strategy.

2. PREPARE & MAINTAIN THE PLAN

  • Establish and maintain a working partnership with business owners, executives and project teams to rationalize business objectives & business priorities.
  • Establish a plan for program tracking and control including processes for management of the program.
  • Translate program objectives into integrated plans, schedules and budgets.
  • Oversees the overall management of related projects specific to the defined program.
  • Produce relevant program management deliverables such as plans on a page, project plans, program objectives, business case, program charter, risk assessment plan, stakeholder assessment, communication plans, issue/risk logs, benefits tracking, and program status reports.
  • Provide guidance to the team on development and execution of project plans; supports initiatives with well-defined project needs and cross-functional roles/responsibilities throughout the project life cycle.
  • Define and track project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan.
  • Ensure financial health of the Program by preparing budgets, forecasting expenditures, analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions in partnership with finance.

3. PROVIDE LEADERSHIP & DIRECTION FOR THE TEAM

  • Effectively operate in a matrix and in fluid environments, proactive and forward thinking
  • Simultaneously manage work across multiple threads of the organization.
  • Communicate the program objectives, priorities and direction to all stakeholders.
  • Ensure planned, regular, and effective communication of status, issues, risks, and actions among all persons and parties involved in the program.
  • Establishes and manages a program level change control process that allows for submission of changes and impact assessment of changes.
  • Continuously monitor development process and proactively work to identify and resolve issues within the projects and across programs.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Minimum

  • 8 or more years of experience required in related discipline (i.e. strategy, consulting, product management, program management, change transformation, etc.). 5+ years of experience required if candidate possesses a related advanced degree (i.e., MS/MBA or above).
  • Requires demonstrated ability to think strategically and execute tactically to develop and launch growth solutions that support our strategic vision
  • Extensive business development experience, including deal creation, execution and commercialization
  • Extensive experience in start-up businesses and/or end-to-end product development experience, with entrepreneurial spirit
  • Proven ability to successfully manage large, diverse technical and business teams both internally and externally (planning, budgeting, operations, compliance, human resources) using a collaborative leadership style
  • Business understanding and working knowledge of the telecommunications industry, systems, and networks, as well as, current and emerging technologies and standards is very beneficial
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are required in addition to excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong and demonstrable project management experience and large team facilitation skills required; experience developing & executing on detailed project plans
  • Experience developing an operating plan and budget; experience managing multiple project budgets within a larger organization budget
  • Must demonstrate a history of continuous learning and improvement
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, presentation, and collaborative skills to work effectively with teams throughout organization
  • Experience in with high volume sales strategies and go to market execution


Preferred

  • BS/BA degree in related discipline strongly desired
  • Experience in Cloud, IOT and Telecommunications industry experience
  • Experience In managing cross functional teams
  • Experience in fast-paced, start-up environments
  • Previous experience in management consulting focused on technology domains

To Demonstrate the Value, We Place in Our Employees, We Offer

At Cox Communications, our employees are our most important resource.

  • Generous benefits to include healthcare day one, paid time off and 401(k) matching
  • Career development programs and ongoing training, including tuition reimbursement
  • Future career growth and promotional opportunities
  • Mentoring and training programs
  • Commitment to our communities through employee volunteer opportunities

Who We Are


About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We’re dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique.

About Cox

We are the Cox family of businesses. We’ve 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. We’re also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. We’re looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope you’ll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer – All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s 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.

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