Automotive Electronics IT Lead

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Automotive Electronics IT Lead
Ford Motor Company

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Position Overview/Description:

This is an IT Application Portfolio Management position for In-Vehicle-Electronics business team. The successful candidate will manage the IT application portfolio for the In-Vehicle-Electronics business area with focus on Embedded Software, Hardware, Networks and Electrical Distribution System supporting Global initiatives. Responsible for Business Relationship Management, Strategy, Planning, Business/Cycle Financial Planning, Envisioning/Futuring and all aspects of Portfolio Management.

  • Grow and maintain strong customer relationships. Be an advocate for business partner IT needs. Understand and address business concerns, recommend process and technology improvements and develop tactical and strategic opportunities
  • Develop and maintain high-level knowledge of the EESE areas and associated business strategies
  • Partner with business to ensure IT components of major business strategic initiatives are met
  • Collaborate with IT management to ensure the business' strategic direction and requirements are reflected within IT
  • Ability to maintain and leverage supplier relationships to ensure both IT and Business needs are met
  • Develop and obtain approval for cycle plans, perform governance, prioritization activities, business value, forecast accuracy and support funding
  • Review portfolio performance, including financial, quality, customer sat, business value, and portfolio risk
  • Recommend or approve appropriate actions
  • Identify opportunities, review consumption recommendations for IT services Prioritize, approve or seek approval from other IT skill teams. Present consumption recommendations/tradeoffs to business
  • Assist with business and vendor input to Application Control Reviews, Enterprise Architecture Assessment, Hosting Infrastructure reviews and asset decommissioning as required

Job Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ Years of experience with Business Relationship Management and/or Business Analyst
  • 3+ Years of experience with Oracle, Unix/Linux, and SQL

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior working experience with the Portfolio Management Process (envisioning, strategy formulation and portfolio planning)
  • Understanding of Agile process
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams, and influencing others to achieve goals
  • Experience in Customer Relationship Management
  • Proficiency in the Office Suite of tools including presentation skills
  • Working knowledge of database, data integration, data modeling, and analytical systems, technical experiences especially Teamcenter preferably from development, infrastructure and architecture
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Experience with communicating and making presentations to customers and senior management
  • Ability to articulate the effect of technology in business terms
  • Ability to align technology needs to the EESE business vision
  • Background in PD, Electrical Engineering, and business planning useful
  • Previous experience working with the business on funding requirements
  • Experience interpreting business requirements, recognizing impact on business processes, and making recommendations

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, you 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.