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Client Strategist Director

Company name
Cox Automotive, Inc.

Detroit, MI, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Jan 14,2019

Valid Through
Apr 29,2019

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Reporting to the Sr. Director Client Strategy/Client Partner the Client Strategist is responsible for building, expanding, and maintaining strategic insights for our Sales and Client Partner teams that will help grow Cox Automotive OEM revenue.  The Client Strategist is responsible for the entire suite of Cox Automotive products and will enable Cross-Cox strategic client solutioning by connecting the dots across the OEM organization as well as our solutions to help our clients achieve their objectives.  The Client Strategist will support the Client Partner in developing the account strategy and provide strategic support to all sellers who have individual revenue responsibility for the account. 

Maintain high-level relationships, in partnership with the Client Partner and CAI Account Directors, with our key OEM clients to help them derive maximum value from their investment in Cox Automotive brands

Under the guidance of the Client Partner, collaborate with all sales teams to ensure portfolio growth attainment and support a holistic brand strategy to lead the evolution of CAI from individual business units to a unified sales strategy

Facilitate conversation between Account Directors calling on the same client and build in-roads for key individuals, outside of sales, that engage with the OEMs

In collaboration with the Client Partner, create a client centric Strategic Account Roadmap/Blueprint and position the capabilities of Cox Automotive to help them achieve their goals/vision

Develop a comprehensive understanding of the client’s automotive global industry business challenges and objectives to proactively map Cox Automotive features and associated business benefits to address their needs

Working at the direction of the Client Partner plan and coordinate executive-level QCRs with OEMs, Agencies and Captives, bringing a more integrated cross-Cox view of the client’s overall partnership with CAI

Contribute to quarterly account planning meetings to unify and execute the OEM brand plan and strategy roadmap

With the Client Partner, serve as a client advocate in driving the strategy roadmap and providing Voice of Customer to the evolution of Cox Automotive product and platform functionality, integral to the OEM client's success

Contribute thought leadership and global best practice internally around strategic challenges and solutions for our key OEM clients

Provide profitable insights by accessing toolkit of data and resources to aggregate information, analytics, and KPIs to support Cross-Cox opportunities 

Support the implementation of GES initiatives (i.e. Digital Retail, IAD (Intelligent Ad Disruption), Mobility, Integrated Remarketing)

Influence and enlist organizational functional support (e.g. marketing, operations, pricing, product, etc.) as needed

Provide visibility into OEM Client Strategies and associated gaps in Cox Automotive offering/solutions

Document and archive outcomes of executive meetings, opportunities, action items, etc., using Value Proposition tool/Dashboards

Create content and collect analytics to support high-level executive meetings and guide the Consumer Journey for the client in coordination and support of CAI sales pursuits

Bachelor’s degree (with a focus of business, marketing, strategy, finance, or project management) required

8 years Automotive experience

MBA Preferred

Strong knowledge of business processes (e.g. Sales, Marketing, Service, Support) 

Expertise and experience dealing with large, complicated accounts 

Senior-level communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively navigate and mediate conflict and foster honest dialog

Ability to create and deliver powerful, persuasive presentations and story-lines to rally organizations around transformative efforts

Ability to work strategically with a wide array of groups; from analytics to marketing to sales

Proven effectiveness at leading and facilitating collaborative executive meetings and workshops

Knowledge of Cox Automotive product and platform features, capabilities, and best use preferred

','!*!About Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, retail, financial and wholesale solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. The Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, VinSolutions®, Xtime®, incadea® and a host of other brands. With a complete and connected view of the automotive ecosystem, Cox Automotive is a global company connecting people, cars and capabilities with services that link the automotive value chain. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit

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.','Cox Automotive','US-MI-Detroit-Detroit Remote','','Regular','Director/Senior Director','Day Job','','Yes, 25 % of the Time','Full-time','Ongoing','Client Strategist Director

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Cox Automotive, Inc.
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Company Profile
Cox Automotive is a leading provider of products and services that span the automotive ecosystem worldwide. We’ve built the strongest portfolio in the industry with more than 20 brands that together provide end-to-end digital marketing, wholesale and commerce solutions for customers large and small. Our goal is to simplify the trusted exchange of vehicles and maximize value for dealers, manufacturers and car shoppers.

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