Chief Economist

Location: Atlanta, Georgia Job Number: 165748 Brand: Cox Automotive

Description

The Chief Economist will be a key member of the Cox Automotive Team.  This role will lead the company’s effort in developing deep expertise in all aspects of the automotive industry in which the company competes. The Chief Economist will partner with the executive committee by providing insights that shape the competitive strategy for the company. The Chief Economist will be responsible for providing analysis of complex industry, economic and internal information and metrics on the overall performance of the competitive wholesale automotive market.  This position will also provide expert guidance and testimony to industry associations, key customers, and the financial community.  The ideal candidate will serve as a Spokesperson, support internal and external customers and Cox Auto’s Strategy Group as well as demonstrate thought leadership in a way that is truly meaningful to the recipient as well as being more valuable than that of our competition.
Position Responsibilities
Provide thought leadership to Cox Automotive senior executives, financial industry, automotive reporters, and management from key customers
Identify and conduct analyses on future state or core dynamics significantly shifting current business
Deliver deep insights to senior executives on key industry metrics that will guide the decisions that form the future state of Cox Automotive
Provide insights and analytics on key industry trends to the financial markets
Develop the industry standard Used Car Market Report
Spokesperson for Cox Automotive and all of its companies
Develop and deliver appropriate insights and analyses to trade associations, press, general PR.
Build/maintain a strong relationship with the financial community
Speak as the leading authority in the automotive segment in its entirety, beyond individual business segments
Leverage position to engage with the most senior leaders in industry
Supports the Strategy Group with an objective look at problems, industry or upcoming decisions.
Identifies current and future trends

Qualifications

Masters Degree in economics or related field with at least 5 years related experience, or equivalent applicable experience and training; PhD degree in economics or related field preferred
Demonstrated ability to apply economic and statistical theory to complex market problems
Demonstrated analytical and reasoning capabilities, refined verbal skills, and presentation skills
Ability to effectively present information to peers, Cox Automotive management, and public groups both in person and in writing
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical data sets and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
Strong facilitation and leadership skills
Strong interpersonal skills


Cox Automotive is a leader in vehicle remarketing services, digital marketing and software solutions for automotive dealers, manufacturers and consumers. Cox Automotive includes AutoTrader.com, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and a host of other global businesses and brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, Cox Automotive employs nearly 24,000 employees in over 150 locations worldwide. We partner with more than 40,000 dealers and touch more than 67 percent of all car buyers in the U.S. with the most recognized brands in the industry. We unite more than 20 brands in this space, providing an end-to-end solution to transform the way the world buys, sells and owns cars.

Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-GA-Atlanta-3003 Summit Blvd

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing