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Position Duties Ford Motor Company's Information Technology (IT) organization is a critical enabler to the entire Ford Enterprise and reports to the Group VP & CIO of Ford Motor Company. The IT organization has a unique enterprise-wide view of processes, understands the importance of process efficiency cost savings and time to market, understands pervasiveness of technology and is, therefore, able to enable the enterprise to be more efficient, nimble, and cutting-edge. The Information Technology Leadership Program (ITLP) attracts, develops and promotes top talent from both within and outside of Ford IT to enhance the candidate pipeline for IT leadership positions. The ITLP is comprised of experienced IT talent with demonstrated outstanding results, competencies, education and leadership behaviors, as well as an expressed interest in an IT leadership career and in driving innovation throughout Ford. The program acquires new participants annually and proactively manages their development through mentoring, challenging assignments and targeted learning. Each ITLP participant is assigned an Executive Sponsor (IT Director level) and Mentor (senior management level). The Executive Sponsor and Mentor provide guidance and high level visibility to the participants. A typical participant will rotate through 3 one year rotations before completing the program. ITLP candidates are assessed for promotional readiness through an annual assessment process which is conducted on an annual basis by Ford Motor Company's Global Vice President, CIO and an operational leadership team.
Past ITLP assignments included:
Internal consultant - Develop & implement internal consulting projects while working with the CIO and his direct staff
Strategy Manager - SYNC In-vehicle system, Ford IT Application Development Organization
Dealer Systems Technology Manager - Facing off to the Marketing, Sales and Service Organization
Project Manager - Data Center Consolidation Strategy
Strategy Manager - IT Globalization, Strategy & Organizational Development Organization
Project Manager - Extended Service Business, facing off Marketing, Sales & Service Organization
Senior Project Manager - Global Order to Delivery project
Program Manager - Global IP Telephony Migrations, Infrastructure Programs
Five to eight years working experience in a technical field
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering or related field
MBA or Master’s degree required
Grade Point Average – 3.4 (minimum)
Demonstrated evidence of both depth and breadth in IT (includes technical experience)
Proven business relationship/customer interface experience
Proven delivery of results over time
Supervisory/managerial experience demonstrating exceptional focus on people development
Experience working on major/large scale program
Proven focus on self-driven professional development
Evidence of initiative, self-starter, systematic thinking, and ability to multi-task
The distance between imagination and …. Creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. And, it can be a road you start traveling right now. When you join Ford Motor Company, your journey begins. You become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further. At Ford Motor Company, the distance between you and an amazing career has never been shorter. Join the Ford team today, and discover the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.
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