Business Analyst, Operations and Growth

Mission, Kansas
Oct 08, 2019
Metro Area
Kansas City
Full Time

The VinSolutions-Xtime Business Analyst, Operations and Growth role is responsible for driving the identification, planning, and execution of growth and operational improvement plans for the VinSolutions and Xtime businesses.  This role acts as a data and insights expert and is responsible for working with business partners and other stakeholders to frame business problems & opportunities, gather data, perform analysis, form recommendations, and provide project management of key initiatives.  

  • Source data and perform complex analysis to determine process improvement and/or revenue growth opportunities.  Use strong business acumen to evaluate alternatives course of action and draft and deliver recommendations.
  • Maintain & publish reporting for VinSolutions/Xtime Managed Services organization and identify opportunities for operational improvements to drive greater profitability and/or more rapid growth
  • Support business/partnership developments efforts, including business case development and other tasks, as needed, to support opportunity identification and contract negotiations
  • Provide project management oversight to ensure successful completion of key projects, including creating detailed project plans for implementation of work streams, manage interdependencies with other departments, and delivery of milestones
  • Support Senior Director Managed Services, Business Development, & Strategy Enablement with day-to-day execution of role
  • Qualifications:
  • 3+ years related experience; 2+ years management
    consulting (e.g., Accenture, BCG) or client service (e.g., PwC) experience
    strongly preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required

  • Strong business acumen (e.g., understands sources of
    value creation, can size markets, read financial statements, etc.)

  • Ability to derive insight from data and develop
    comprehensive thoughtful recommendations

  • Ability to communicate and persuade through written and
    oral communication; thrives in a team environment

  • Excellent communications skills; ability to communicate
    at all levels of the organization

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills required

  • Competencies critical to
    success in this role:

  • Champion Change: Actively engaging and supporting
    change and innovation by communicating the future state, trying new
    approaches and collaborating with others to make the change
  • Drive for Results: Setting high standards of
    performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and sense of
    urgency for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing
    standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  • Build Relationships: Building, leveraging and
    maintaining relationships within and across workgroups.   

  • About Cox Automotive

    Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone, while also enabling mobility services. The global company’s 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, tens of thousands of auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion.

    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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