The Senior Analyst, Residuals & Industry Forecasting is responsible for determining the residual values of assigned vehicles and supporting the research and analysis of the organization’s industry forecasts. To successfully complete these responsibilities, the incumbent will need to have exceptional analytical skills and is expected to possess or gain a deep knowledge of the automotive industry with an emphasis on segment, brand and model sales trends, key economic indicators and consumer trends. The Senior Analyst, Residuals & Industry Forecasting will be a key thought leader and contributor to the ongoing setting of residual values for vehicles, collaborating with the predictive analytics team to enhance the statistical forecast model, addressing industry analysis inquiries, compiling reports for clients and fulfilling other ad hoc requests from colleagues, management, public relations and the press.
- Grow and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the new and used car market, from a wholesale and retail perspective, including details down to the latest vehicle equipment and features.
- Perform residual value analysis pertaining to specific models using data analysis methods and advanced analytical tools; assignments can include forensic studies on the residual values of specified models and a comparison to other models in their segments.
- Ensure assigned vehicles are thoroughly analyzed, vetted and completed on a timely basis for the residual valuation process.
- Develop thoroughly researched, analyzed and vetted positions for both internal reports and inquiries from clients, the press, and public relations.
- Lead internal and client meetings, including presentation of residual value forecasts, analysis, and reports.
- Review statistical model outputs from the predictive analytics department and provide thoughtful feedback to improve its reliability down to the make-model-trim level.
- Attend industry events such as conferences and product reviews as both a participant and in some instances as a subject matter expert, representing the organization
- Occasional overnight travel (up to 20%) by land and/or air.
Essential skills, knowledge and abilities:
-- Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or four to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
-- A background in a quantitative field such as mathematics, statistics, or economics. -- Ability to transform and integrate large data sets into existing analytical tools and reports -- Acute analytical abilities, attention to detail, and robust research capabilities. -- Ability to work independently and formulate an analysis plan for ad hoc requests. Ability to draw conclusions and communicate them via reports and presentations. -- Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc. -- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. -- Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. -- Ability to define problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Role Specific Competencies
Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, and conveys good news and bad. Establishes open, candid, trusting relationships. Treats all individuals fairly and with respect.
Recognizes problems and responds, systematically gathers information, sorts through complex issues, seeks input from others, addresses root cause of issues, makes timely decisions, can make difficult decisions, uses consensus when possible, and communicates decisions to others.
Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, and meets attendance/punctuality requirements.
Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.
Has good listening skills, builds strong relationships, is flexible/open-minded, negotiates effectively, solicits performance feedback and handles constructive criticism.
Understands duties and responsibilities, has necessary job knowledge, has necessary technical skills, understands company mission/values, keeps job knowledge current, is in command of critical issues.
Manages a fair workload, volunteers for additional work, prioritizes tasks, develops good work procedures, manages time well, and handles information flow.
Is attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds root cause of quality problems, owns/acts on quality problems.
Seeks out and accepts feedback, is a proactive learner, takes on tough assignments to improve skills, keeps knowledge and skills up-to-date, turns mistakes into learning opportunities.
Sense of Urgency
Prioritizes well, shows energy, reacts to opportunities, instills urgency in others, and meets deadlines.
About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone, while also enabling mobility services. The global company’s 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, tens of thousands of auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion. www.coxautoinc.com
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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Organization: Cox Automotive
Primary Location: US-CA-Irvine-195 Technology Dr
Employee Status: Regular
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Unposting Date: Ongoing