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Sr Manager, Engineering Operations - Cox Auto EV Battery Solutions

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

Job Category: Engineering / Product Development

Job Level: Manager/Senior Manager

Division: Cox Automotive


  • 1500 SE 89th St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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The Sr. Manager of Engineering will lead the Engineering resources tasked with building products and services aligned to the growth plans of SNT/EV Battery Solutions.   The Sr. Manager will work closely with his departmental Leadership as well as key stakeholders across the company to execute the strategic priorities of the company.  This individual will drive the process for service delivery for deliverables from the engineering organization.

The Sr. Manager is a leader who must effectively guide and build teams to be successful by fostering an environment of trust, collaboration, and high-performance. This person must be able to work through technical, cultural, or organizational impediments, mentor managers staff, and collaborate with other product, architecture, and engineering leaders to develop a healthy organization. The Sr. Manager should have a passion for driving successful results, creating innovative processes, and delivering the optimum products and services to our customers.

Primary Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Manages a set of engineering teams (root cause, process design and quality,, mechanical design, and fabrication shop) to deliver against organization priorities

  • Work directly with clients and business operations to develop statements of work and finalize contracts.

  • Launch projects carefully and make sure that the work is divided among the most appropriate engineering teams.

  • Coordinate with business operations, production, and engineering teams to ensure that projects go well.

  • Overall responsibility for the engineering and design alignment of all solutions

  • Ensures that team organization, individual development, and communication are in line with the business and broader Cox Automotive vision.

  • Build engaged leadership teams that perform at a high level to drive results.

  • Foster inter-team and cross team collaboration, communication and productivity including establishment of governance structure work sign off across groups.

  • Implement, measure and reports on the execution strategy defined for the team. Execution includes delivery of planned work, with deliverables that meet company standards with respect to quality, scalability, and reliability.

  • Effectively communicates with key stakeholders and clients to confirm scope and timeline and when either scope or timeline of projects require modification.

  • Oversees engineering processes and ability to generate new processes and capabilities to meet needs.  Works closely with senior leadership on continual process improvement, safety, quality and organizational change to support Agile values.

  • Responsible for appropriately allocating and prioritization of teams and work to the highest value investments per business backlog and release planning. Formulate and communicate mitigation strategies for long running projects, or projects where risk is high.

  • Track and measure project work and programs to assess overall success.

  • Manages career progression for team members to include hiring, performance reviews, salary decisions, mentoring, and coaching.

  • Oversees budgeting for team including hardware to support projects, staffing, facilities and tools for development.

  • Responsible for engineering brand awareness strategy and implementation as well as responsible for continuing to evolve culture of engineering team to drive Cox Automotive Engineering operating principles.

  • Represents Cox Automotive in the local and regional community; building and fostering relationships used to promote community outreach, name & brand recognition, and talent acquisition.

Required Experience & Specialized Knowledge and skills

  • Requires BS/BA degree in related discipline with advanced degree preferred. 

  • 10 + years of relevant experience with at least 5 years’ experience in a leadership role

  • Background and experience in Automotive industry a plus

  • Experience in the EV Battery space or Automotive experience preferred

  • Team player with excellent work habits and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Travel varies, but will be approximately 10%

  • Other duties as needed or required

  • Requires physical ability and mental acuity to execute the duties of the position successfully within required timeframes in order to meet business requirements.

Drug Testing:

To be employed in this role, you'll need to clear a pre-employment drug test. Cox Automotive does not currently administer a pre-employment drug test for marijuana for this position. However, we are a drug-free workplace, so the possession, use or being under the influence of drugs illegal under federal or state law during work hours, on company property and/or in company vehicles is prohibited.


Compensation includes a base salary of $129,100.00 - $215,100.00. 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 Automotive

At Cox Automotive, people of every background are driven by their passion for mobility, innovation and community. We transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, accelerating the industry with global powerhouse brands like Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and more. What’s more, we do it all with an emphasis on employee growth and happiness. Drive your future forward and join Cox Automotive today! 

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. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

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