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Manager, Cox Enterprises Strategy & Investments

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: Yes, 15% of the time

Job Category: Strategy & Corporate Development

Job Level: Manager/Senior Manager

Division: Cox Enterprises


  • 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, Georgia
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Cox Enterprises is a privately-owned communications, media and automotive services company with over $20B+ in annual revenue, 50k+ employees and national brands including Cox Communications, Autotrader, Kelly Blue Book and Axios. Cox has a proud 125-year history of building industry-leading businesses that are rooted in our mission to leave the world in a better place for the next generation.

Cox Strategy & Investments is responsible for leading Cox Enterprises’ corporate strategy, managing and diversifying our portfolio of companies and investments, supporting investments in the Atlanta Venture ecosystem (including Techstars, Endeavor, Engage Ventures, amongst others) and managing Socium, our venture capital fund. Our team is at the forefront of our efforts to build multi-billion dollar revenue platforms in new industries including Cleantech, Govtech, Edtech, Digital Media and Digital Health.

Strategy & Investments offers the opportunity to make a big impact, working closely with senior executives in a close-knit, supportive team.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

As a Manager, you will play a critical and highly visible role in driving forward strategic initiatives for Cox. You will lead work to drive strategic decisions with the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) in CEI corporate strategy meetings, develop and recommend investment themes, and identify individual investments, working alongside S&I Directors and VPs.

The role will be dynamic, intellectually challenging, and require strong problem-solving, quantitative, and communications skills to influence decisions with senior executives at Cox Enterprises. The successful candidate will be team-oriented, proactive, willing to take on new challenges, and have high integrity.

In this role, you will:

  • Perform primary and secondary market research (e.g., value chain, market sizing, competitive landscape).
  • Develop recommendations that will guide our overall corporate strategy.
  • Gather industry intelligence, including sector technical/market trends, financing rounds, and M&A.
  • Assist in the development of pipelines of investment targets.
  • Work alongside the Corporate Development team to manage and support investment processes, including diligence activities, management and customer meetings, and deal negotiations.
  • Lead financial modeling efforts to guide strategic discussions and evaluate potential investments.
  • Develop and present materials that translate detailed analysis into concise narratives.
  • Monitor portfolio companies; assist with strategic, operational, and financial initiatives; serve in a board observer capacity as needed.
  • Participate in our efforts to strengthen Atlanta’s venture ecosystem with local accelerators and startups.


Skills and Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and 6 years’ of professional work experience in strategic analysis and research at a top-tier strategy consulting firm, private equity/venture capital firm, investment bank or corporation. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a master’s degree and 2 years’ experience; a Ph.D. and up to 1 year of experience; or In lieu of a degree, ten (10) years of experience in a related field will be considered.
  • Experience balancing multiple concurrent projects.
  • Experience conducting primary and secondary research.
  • Proven record of leadership in a work setting and/or through extracurricular activities.
  • Structured and logical thinking with the ability to evaluate, filter, organize, and summarize strategic information.
  • Experience building advanced financial models and investment valuations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for presentations to senior executives.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.
  • Track record of consistent high-level of achievement in a work setting and in extracurricular activities.


  • Master’s degree in Business, Finance, Engineering, Accounting, or related fields.
  • Experience with investments or M&A transactions.
  • Experience in our sectors of interest.

Other Essential Job Requirements:

Travel: Not more than 20%


Compensation includes a base salary of $106,700.00 - $177,900.00. The base salary may vary within the anticipated base pay range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program.


The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the company’s needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness annually for their own wellness or that of family members. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 


Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

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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