Trends + Futuring Analyst Supplemental

Ford Motor Company
February 23, 2024
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Job Description

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we're all a part of something bigger than ourselves. Are you ready to change the way the world moves?

Our Marketing, Sales & Service organization advances the Ford reputation as a visionary vehicle and mobility services company and helps deliver a trusted customer experience. Use your marketing, sales and service expertise to turn data-driven insights into innovative solutions that enhance sales and customer loyalty. Join us and be the eyes, ears and voice of Ford.

In this position

  • In a supplemental role you'll support strategic planning by helping to expand perspectives, challenge assumptions and anticipate uncertainty to define and occupy future opportunity spaces with greater confidence.
  • You'll power up innovation. Looking beyond the notion that today's trends hold tomorrow's opportunities by examining the deeper role played by emerging patterns, trends and signals.
  • You'll empower organizational change and change agents by building up the resources, and confidence to explore and navigate uncertain and ambiguous future scenarios.
  • Responsibilities

    What you'll do

  • Conduct scanning to analyze emerging signals, trends, and drivers in order to understand and anticipate changes taking place at the core, adjacency, and periphery of a business; these inputs inform hypotheses about potential impacts, risks, or opportunities.
  • Research the current business landscape by staying informed about the trends and developments in the STEEP categories - Social, Technological, Environmental, Economic, and Political factors and dynamics. Keeping a keen eye on emerging signals and patterns to understand the contextual business environment.
  • Execute scenario planning by incorporating future scenarios into organizational strategy and project work. This involves facilitating strategic workshops and conversations with teams to gain insights into future markets, evaluate resilient options for potential uncertainties, and stress test strategies, plans, or hypotheses.
  • Develop communication assets that socialize and introduce insights and future scenarios with key internal audiences.
  • Qualifications

    You'll have

  • Bachelor's degree (social science, political science, psychology, business, informatics/data science, technology, law)
  • Experience in designing and/or facilitating group collaboration workshops.
  • Ability to simplify and communicate complex ideas and concepts effectively.
  • Strategic thinking with a future-forward intuition
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, and business judgment skills with the ability to translate strategic plans into actionable steps.
  • Track record of successful collaboration with cross-functional teams to achieve consensus and drive progress and results.
  • Even better, you may have

  • Enrolled in, or recently completed a Master of Science in Foresight or Masters of Business Administration with specialization in Foresight
  • You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

    As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builderor all the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

  • Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up childcare and more
  • Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases
  • Tuition assistance
  • Established and active employee resource groups
  • Paid time off for individual and team community service
  • A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year's Day
  • Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.
  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

    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.

    We are 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. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.

    More Information on Ford Motor Company

    Ford Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Dearborn, MI and Palo Alto, CA. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. It has 175633 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 143 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.

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