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Ford Motor Company Technology Strategy Manager in Helena, Montana

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we’re all a part of something bigger than ourselves. Are you ready to change the way the world moves?

Enterprise Technology plays a critical part in shaping the future of mobility. If you’re looking for the chance to leverage advanced technology to redefine the transportation landscape, enhance the customer experience and improve people’s lives, this is the opportunity for you. Join us and challenge your IT expertise and analytical skills to help create vehicles that are as smart as you are.

In this position...

Ford Enterprise Technology seeks an analytical and results-driven Technology Strategist with a proven track record in technology management and strategy and operations. The ideal candidate will facilitate collaboration with executive leadership, drive strategic initiatives, and contribute to Ford's technological advancement.

As a Technology Strategy Manager, you will support office of CETO across variety of strategic special projects, including creating and managing executive presentations and project orchestration with business partners.

This is a remote position, however we expect travel for 1-3 days every 6-7 weeks.

What you’ll do…

  • Engage with senior technology leaders to provide strategic insights and support informed decision-making

  • Manage the preparation and delivery of materials for executive governance forums, including developing presentation materials, action item tracking, and outcome reporting

  • Evaluate and prioritize technology projects and initiatives, ensuring alignment with corporate objectives and fostering a culture of innovation

  • Assess technology problems and craft point-of-views to communicate strategic decisions and set enterprise guardrails that enable decision-making deeper within the organization

  • Proactively identify organizational bottlenecks and collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and implement effective solutions

  • Execute a variety of special project tasks with a focus on detail, confidentiality, and adherence to deadlines

  • Assist in strategic planning efforts, providing thorough analysis, and developing quantitative business case models to guide technology investments that align with Ford's strategic goals

In addition you’ll be…

  • A strategic thinker with excellent systems thinking skills and a keen attention to detail

  • Comfortable with ambiguity, capable of creating structure, and driving clarity on complex problems

  • Influential across multiple levels of the organization, able to foster relationships without relying on authority

  • A team player who is adept at building relationships within a large, matrixed environment

  • Passionate about customer experience and committed to driving business outcomes

  • Self-motivated with a strategic mindset, capable of independent action and decision-making

Functional & Technical Knowledge:

  • Expected functional knowledge includes proficiency in Business Strategy and Roadmap development and alignment, Product Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Data Analysis and Visualization, Executive Presentations, and a keen ability to align technology initiatives with business goals and objectives.

  • Working knowledge across a variety of technology topics, such as Emerging Technology Trends, IT Infrastructure and Operations, Cloud Architecture, Data and AI, and Cyber Security, to provide thought leadership and make informed technology decisions

You'll have...

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Technology Management, Engineering, or related field or a combination of education and equivalent work experience

  • 4+ years of experience in large IT organizations, business strategy, or management consulting, preferably in the automotive, manufacturing, or technology sectors

  • 3+ years of analytical, communication and presentation experience that may include working with ambiguity, creating structure, driving clarity on complex problems, turning technical and complex information into clear communication and presenting actionable strategies with a focus on business value and outcomes

  • Proven track record of successfully developing and implementing technology strategies that drive business growth

  • Varied exposure and knowledge across technology disciplines and awareness of emerging trends in the industry

  • Experience in a cross-functional role that collaborates with a variety of technology functions

  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to distill complex information into clear communication and actionable strategies with a focus on business value and outcomes

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a matrixed organization and influence stakeholders without direct authority

  • Experience in developing and presenting high-quality documents and presentations to executive leadership

Even better, you may have...

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Technology Management, Engineering, or a related field

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of current and emerging technology trends, including cloud platforms, AI, and software development methodologies

  • Passion for understanding “the how” behind technology solutions and emerging technologies

  • Proficiency in developing Board of Directors and C-Suite level presentations, communications, and speaking points

  • Proven track record of successfully developing and implementing technology strategies that drive business growth

  • Varied exposure and knowledge across technology disciplines and awareness of emerging trends in the industry

  • Experience in a cross-functional role that collaborates with a variety of technology functions

  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to distill complex information into clear communication and actionable strategies with a focus on business value and outcomes

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a matrixed organization and influence stakeholders without direct authority

  • Experience in developing and presenting high-quality documents and presentations to executive leadership

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder…or all the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

  • Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up childcare and more

  • Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases

  • Tuition assistance

  • Established and active employee resource groups

  • Paid time off for individual and team community service

  • A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day

  • Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2024-benefits-and-comp-LL5-sal-plan-1.pdf

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

We are 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. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.

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