Business Designer for Mobility

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Business Designer for Mobility
Palo Alto
Ford Motor Company

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Position Overview/Description:

Ford Smart Mobility team is working to transform the urban transportation experience. We’re a small but highly capable and fast moving team designing, developing, shipping and testing new products and services that help people make the best of multimodal transportation systems in cities around the world. We are looking for candidates to develop and deliver exciting and ground-breaking new transportation products and services.

We are looking for a Business Designer who has a unique blend of real-world experience and theory, someone who likes to blur the lines between strategy and creative, who has a passion for bringing market-leading offerings and new ventures to market. You will have a unique opportunity to take a key role in a dynamic environment, bringing the best in great UI/UX, software and hardware engineering and business service design to bear on transforming the world of transportation.

Together the Ford Smart Mobility team works to understand our changing world, identify new opportunities and changing mobility preferences, and take action to design and innovate for the future of mobility.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Understand and Ford Smart Mobility strategic priorities and initiatives, and apply this understanding to new digital products, experiences and services
  • Design and contribute to new business models that enhances and extends consumer experiences while creating new opportunities for revenue
  • Design and contribute to new products, services and consumer experiences that is differentiating from the competition
  • Design new products, services, and consumer experiences that differentiate mobility from its competition.
  • Design and execute proof-of-concept prototypes
  • Design organizational structures, strategic assets, and operating models to help the company drive its own innovation
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of designers and developers to create market ready offerings.
  • Advise teams in business design concepts, methods, and tools
  • Partner with Business Development and Finance regarding invest/buy opportunities.
  • Support internal Ford stakeholders and key external partners, globally

Job Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Finance, or Arts
  • 3+ years of industry experience in one of these areas: Product Management, Finance, Business Intelligence / Analytics, Retail, Management Consulting, CPG/FMCG, Marketing (Product or Brand Hospitality), Operations, or Human Capital
  • 2+ years of hands on experience in designing and contributing to new business models that enhances and extends consumer experiences while creating new opportunities for revenue

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA)
  • 2+ years of experience in a previous role within Corporate Strategy or Business Development functions
  • Strong track record of developing and launching new breakthrough web, mobile and integrated software/hardware products and services
  • Knowledge/background of new transportation technologies services and sectors
  • Experience with a blend of real-world experience and theory, entrepreneurial mindset, and boardroom polish
  • Compelling leadership behaviors; comfortable with ambiguity and working in “white space”
  • Empathetic listener, gifted in translating human wants into well designed solutions
  • Skilled communicator and relationship builder with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work laterally across multiple business projects simultaneously
  • Financial and business model acumen

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always to go further.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

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.