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Sr Director, Strategic Planning - Portfolio Management & Growth

Cox Enterprises Inc

Cox Enterprises Inc

Sales & Business Development
Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024


Cox Communications, Inc.

Job Family Group

Strategy & Corporate Development

Job Profile

Sr Director, Strategic Planning

Management Level

Sr Director

Flexible Work Option

Hybrid - Ability to work remotely part of the week

Travel %

Yes, 15% of the time

Work Shift



Compensation includes a base salary of $171,800.00 - $286,400.00. 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.

Job Description


The Senior Director Strategic Planning – Portfolio Management & Growth is responsible for corporate level strategy and development which includes CCI portfolio management and strategic planning. This strategic thought leader drives the end-to-end strategy for CCI in addition to strategic initiatives for all lines of business and functions that align to our overall strategy and long term ambition. This leader will support the direction for where we play, how we win, and what we will do for growth within the CCI portfolio to achieve our ambition through collaboration with their team and executive leadership.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads and directs the team responsible for creating strategy that aligns with Cox’s goals and priorities and 10-year ambition
  • Provides leadership through the facilitation and creation of Cox's strategic plan for Cox Business and for the strategic planning process that occurs throughout the year.
  • Provides direction, data insights, and deep analysis on areas of interest, barriers, and opportunities; synthesizing information and research that connects to the overall strategies and priorities; helps drive the facilitation of discussions that influence and aid decision-making.
  • Collaborates with industry peers, partners, suppliers, and key organizations, etc. to understand, influence, and communicate trends and requirements in our products and services.
  • Discovers and investigates emerging technologies and services for fit and value creation within the Cox portfolio.
  • Influences the implementation of Cox's strategies on specific industry issues, policies, emerging technologies, platform and convergence decisions, intellectual property rights and special projects; engages with senior leaders to help drive decisions and change.
  • Leverages the use of data to conduct research, understand customers, and shape strategic thinking.
  • Works closely with a cross-functional teams, including finance, legal, technology, engineering, marketing, operations, and others to communicate and drive agreement around and support for the strategy.



  • BA/BS degree in a related discipline (i.e. marketing, business, management, economics, finance, etc.) with 12+ years of relevant experience with at least 7 years of experience in a leadership role; OR 16 years of equivalent experience in lieu of degree.
  • Strong financial acumen with demonstrated experience in the area and the ability to translate the numbers/financial story in a pragmatic way.
  • Experience with one or more of the following:
    • Subscription business models
    • Capital lite and capital-intensive businesses.
    • Broadband and/or wireless businesses
    • Small and medium sized business customers
  • Prior people management experience.
  • Strong knowledge of strategic planning and organizational development.
  • A track record of accomplishments delivering and supporting executive level initiatives.
  • The ability to think strategically and an ability to manage complex problems and initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in a fast-paced, changing environment, and to quickly pivot to address changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated business acumen; strongly connected to and embedded in the businesses they support to ensure a deep understanding of what they do, their importance to the business, their internal and external risks, and opportunities, and their short- and long-term impact.
  • Experience with strategic planning and development processes, frameworks, and tools.
  • Can synthesize and simplify detailed and sometimes ambiguous inputs from a variety of sources.
  • Exceptional communication, negotiation skills, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to collaborate across organizations.
  • Strong storytelling abilities through presentations and other graphics; highly creative and able to convey complex situations clearly and succinctly.
  • Strong meeting facilitation and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent organizational planning and process/project management skills.
  • Strong analytical and solution-oriented skills.
  • Self-directed, highly motivated, and objective-driven; high degree of personal accountability and ownership.
  • Proactive approach; drives work with a sense of urgency and responsibility.
  • Understands the matrixed organization and operates well within it.
  • Willingness to travel – 10%.


  • MS degree with 10+ years of experience in a related discipline or a PhD with 7+ years of experience in a related discipline.
  • 7 or more years of experience in a management role.
  • Strong understanding and working knowledge of the telecommunications industry, systems, and networks, current and emerging technologies, and standards.
  • Prior experience with management consulting firm(s) focused on strategy development and execution.


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 Us

Cox Communications is all about creating moments of real human connection; and for employees, that’s true both in the workplace and in the problems we solve for customers. From building advertising solutions to unleashing IoT technologies to creating an exceptional experience for customers in our retail locations and online, we’re creating a world that is smarter and more connected. 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.