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Director – Connected Device Strategy

Company: Penske Logistics
Location: Reading
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Job Summary Connectivity (units, assets, sensors, etc.) is integral to the success of the Penske Digital Experience data acquisition strategy. This role will work closely with various cross-functional teams, business units, and external partners to ensure the successful development, alignment, and implementation of the connectivity strategy. This Business Leader will be key to relationship management with internal and external partners, including helping to influence and negotiate data share contracts and agreements. This individual will also own the feedback loop and scoring of data-share partners (e.g., Telematics Service Providers, etc.). Job Description This business leader will primarily be responsible for developing, supporting, and socializing the Penske Digital connectivity strategy across the business. Additionally, they will manage the connectivity strategy and operation team. In this role, this individual will collaborate with leaders and key stakeholders from various cross-functional teams, Business Units, and external Partners to manage the current strategy and oversee the development and implementation of our connectivity strategy and roadmaps for Penske Digital. This role will need to maintain a deep understanding of our product lines and business units, as they will be responsible for aggregating requirements from across the business to help identify the best device solutions to support current and future state capabilities. This role focuses on three primary functional areas: Strategic Initiatives - Develop and implement the overall strategic vision for fleet connectivity. Contribute to and align with strategies from other business units (i.e., Maintenance, Rental, etc.). Business Engagement - Establish and nurture strong and collaborative partnerships with various Business Units (e.g., Maintenance, Procurement, Product, etc.) and functional teams. Work to become a valued and trusted advisor for connectivity strategies, roadmaps, and services. Partner Relations - Own and drive the strategic and collaborative relationships with external partners in the Transportation Technology space (e.g., Telematics, IoT, etc.) for our connectivity strategy. We are seeking an energetic and resilient self-starter that can quickly get up to speed on a complex (and ever changing) subject matter. Someone who possesses a passion for technology and loves to keep their finger on the pulse of emerging trends. We need a Strategic thinker with problem-solving experience. Someone who is self-driven, and handles change well. This individual should also be comfortable working in areas that are gray or otherwise undefined while working to develop a path forward. This Leader should also possess strong business acumen and discretion. Connectivity's importance to our overall strategy will provide this role with a high level of exposure and visibility. This is a great opportunity for a well-rounded, collaborative, strategic thinker to work with our exciting Penske Digital team and help to ensure delivery of thoughtful and strategic transportation technology solutions for internal and external use. Our office is nestled on the picturesque Green Hills campus of Penske Transportation Solution's corporate location in Reading, PA. The modern, open, and state of the art working space will make you feel like you are working for a tech startup nestled in Silicon Valley! We also offer flexible hybrid work options. Key Responsibilities • Establish role as a recognized subject matter expert on domain (e.g., Transportation Technology) • Market scanning for Transportation Technology Solutions (e.g., Telematics, IoT, Sensors, etc.) • Participate in Transportation technology research and competitive analysis to extract insights. • Monitor the evolution of the Transportation Technology space, including current players, new entrants, and emerging trends. • Monitor, document, and report on potential risks, threats, and opportunities for Connectivity Strategy • Provide regular and consistent insights to the Digital Experience team and Senior Leadership • Leverage learnings, Market Analysis, and Competitive Insights to help guide, nurture, pressure test, and continue to develop the Connectivity Strategy • Collaborate with leadership in Customer Success, Operations, Marketing, Sales, and other business units to align with connectivity strategy to help achieve goals. • Establish, develop, and maintain strategic relationships with data share partners (e.g., Telematics Services Providers, etc.) • Support the development/definition of data sharing partnership value propositions. • Influence and provide guidance for agreements with connectivity partners. • Be a resource for and provide inputs to Customer Success and R&D teams. • Lead, manage, and develop the connectivity strategy and operation team. • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned by manager. Qualifications/Skills • Excellent Communication Skills (i.e., written and verbal) • Strong Presentation Skills • Strong Business Acumen • Talented Facilitator with experience leading cross-functional initiatives. • A Leader with proven ability to influence direct-reports, peers, and executives. • Aptitude and passion for Technology • Strategic Planning • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving • Leadership and Mentorship • Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job • Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required Education/Experience • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Technology • 5+ years - leadership and collaboration across business units • 2+ years - team development and management experience • Experience in influencing and/or driving alignment with senior leadership on strategic initiatives. • Demonstrated experience developing business innovation and/or strategic thought leadership. Anyone that has experience as the following would ideal: • Strategy Consulting • Corporate Strategy • Business Development • Product Management Applicants with experience and/or expertise in Telematics or IoT Solutions are highly sought. Physical Requirements: • The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines. • While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg. • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer About Penske Truck Leasing Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates a premier fleet of vehicles and serves its customers from locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Penske's product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit to learn more. Job Category: Marketing Job Family: Analytics & Intelligence Address: 100 Gundy Drive Primary Location: US-PA-Reading Employer: Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. Req ID: 2308171 Date posted: 03/30/2024

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