We are seeking exceptional candidates to join our growing autonomous vehicle (AV) business team! Autonomous vehicles are an important part of Ford’s future and we are looking for the best and brightest. The role will require critical thinking, problem solving capabilities, and a “get it done” attitude to help make strategic decisions that will enable Ford to be a leader in autonomy, connectivity, mobility, customer experience, and analytics. As the Miami Operations Manager, you plan and execute business pilot activities with multiple external partners across different commercial applications.
Develop relationships with potential customers to understand their businesses, operations and needs. Work to stand up new businesses and pilots in Miami to offer to customers.
Execute tactical, day-to-day activities in the greater Miami area related to pilot projects pertaining to autonomous vehicles
Present new and emerging business pilot ideas to potential partners in advance of actual launches in a manner that gauges real demand to help the Company make the best investment decisions on pilot project investments
Demonstrate initiative and self-governance as a remote member of the team, proactively soliciting new business partners, addressing issues, and managing time for the most efficient and effective outcomes
Always operating with a spirit of collaboration, engage in regular discourse with Company leadership to ensure effective and efficient communications and key milestone reviews
Maintain constant dialogue with pilot execution teams, including external pilot partner to address any issues as they arise with minimal delay and rapid problem solving iterations
Communicate pilot learnings and results to the AV leadership team, and engage in cross-functional discourse, brainstorming, and business planning to further the overall AV business strategy
Challenge actively (constructively) and voice relevant concerns
Job Requirements: Basic Qualifications:
2+ years of experience in customer relationship management, such as marketing, sales, business development or market expansion
Graduate degree in Operations Management, Computer Science, Software Engineering or MBA with 5+ years in a related role
Experience working in start-up or technology environment
Experience leading project and/or software development teams in an agile environment is highly desired
Superior presentation skills, both in person and written correspondence
Excellent project leadership skills to drive topics with multiple stakeholders/interest
Ability to confidently communicate and assist in effective negotiation with external partners
Know when and how to communicate (email, presentation, face to face, collaboration tools, etc.) to maintain alignment between team members, project executives and project stakeholders in a dynamic, geographically distributed and culturally diverse organization
Comfortable escalating issues while maintaining positive relationships with team members and other organizations
Ability to influence peers, internal customers and executives to gain acceptance of program solutions
A valid driving license is required, as the position will be highly mobile and involve driving to multiple sites daily
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 ready to go further.
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.
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.