Director, Smart Hospital Strategy & Execution

Atlanta, Georgia
Aug 20, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time
At Cox, we connect people to the things they love. Now we'd like to connect with you. Cox Communications is looking for sharp senior talent to join our innovation team.

The New Growth & Development group sits within the corporate strategy division of Cox Communications and is responsible for incubating and commercializing new sources of growth for the company while building leading theme competencies, approaches, and processes to make that a recurring capability. We are a fast-paced, high-growth group that operates in an entrepreneurial-like environment. 

Cox Communications’ New Growth & Development group is currently seeking a senior leader who will oversee the strategy, execution and go to market development of our Smart Hospital business line, which is developing next-generation healthcare IoT and Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) to track assets and patients, monitor environmental conditions, and optimize clinical operations and workflow all in an effort to enable the hospital of the future.

About the Job

Join the ground floor of a dynamic, fast paced, environment where you will engage on addressing critical issues facing the healthcare industry and provide the strategic leadership required for the effective building the Cox Smart Hospital business. You will lead the Smart Hospital execution and product roadmap, ensuring the business line hits its critical milestones for this emerging high growth vertical.


Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  • Create the strategic roadmap and shape the direction of the business based on trends and customer needs, partnerships, competition and emerging technologies
  • Work closely with prospects and customers to 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 product and technology team
  • Negotiate and onboard select partners that can help Cox improve and scale its offering and bring disruptive solutions to healthcare providers
  • 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.
  • Develop or lead others in developing innovative solutions to important, highly complex strategic and operating problems.
  • Act as key development leader driving new customers and leveraging existing customers for future growth.
  • Develop and maintains positive relationships with key and senior stakeholders across various Cox businesses
  • Participate in identifying, evaluating, and negotiating acquisitions, partnerships, alliances, joint ventures, and start-ups in support of the Smart Hospital 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 Smart Hospital products and services.
  • Represent Cox as an external business leader, advocate and negotiator on specific issues in industry, interindustry and ad hoc working groups and alliances, trade association, public policies and standards committees to promote and implement Cox's positions.
  • 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.



  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively expanding responsibility in operations, strategy, business development, or product management
  • Bachelor's degree required in Business, Operations, or Engineering. Masters preferred.
  • Experience launching new business initiatives, products, or services
  • Possess exceptional professional presence and excellent communication skills with the ability to build lasting and impactful relationships
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical thinking skill, team building, and operations management
  • Strong organizational leadership skills and the ability to develop and grow high performing team
  • Solid understanding and experience with emerging technologies like IoT, Cloud, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence
  • Some travel required


  • Experience in fast-paced, start-up environments
  • Experience with IoT hardware, software, and network technologies
  • Experience in Healthcare, Healthcare IT, and/or Healthcare Technology
  • Experience with Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) solutions

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. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.

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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