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2023 Strategy & Planning Leadership Program

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. And as you start your career journey, we also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. We’ve got incredible plans for the future of mobility – and your future, too! We’re working on some pretty amazing things, including autonomous and electric vehicles, data centers, micro services, and cloud computing. 
Product Strategy & Planning (S&P) is the organization responsible for leading the creation and approval of global advanced product strategy and program planning. 
Specifically, this includes: 
  • Utilizing human centered design to develop global product strategies 

  • Applying these strategies to build actionable product plans that maximize profitability 

  • Leading cross-functional teams to execute program direction 
A career in S&P leverages expertise in both engineering and business, providing opportunities to expand competencies in both functional areas from day one. These complementary skills enable S&P professionals to effectively lead cross-functional teams – including engineering, marketing, finance, technology, and manufacturing specialists – and to deliver critical projects that improve profitability. 
What you’ll be able to do: 
As part of our Strategy & Planning Leadership Program (SPLP), you’ll discover unmatched opportunities to turn your higher education into real-world experience with a company that is redefining human mobility. Designed for those who have already completed a summer internship at Ford, this additional experience will provide you with an even stronger foundation for a future career at Ford. 
The Strategy & Planning Leadership Program (SPLP) is a 36-month / 3-Year rotational experience consisting of 4 assignments that will build a Strategy skill set preparing the individual for their first off-program assignment in Strategy & Planning. 
Potential Assignment Areas 
  • Product Strategy 

  • Product Planning 

  • Cross-Vehicle Planning (e.g. Technology, Connectivity) 

  • Electrification & AV Strategy 
 Interface Organizations 
  • Global Data Analytics 

  • Corporate Strategy 

  • Marketing Sales & Service 

  • Program Management 

  • Global Advanced Product Marketing  

  • Human Centered Design  

  • Finance 
 Note: Off-program placement will be within Strategy & Planning. 
Program Benefits 
Participants have the opportunity to: 
  • Work on cross-functional teams in a challenging, fast-paced environment 

  • Make significant contribution in each rotation 

  • Present work to senior Ford management/leadership 

  • Receive career guidance from a management mentor 

  • Opportunity to network 
Minimum Requirements for the Strategy & Planning Leadership Program (SPLP): 
  • Expected completion of MBA by August 2023 

  • Professional work experience prior to completion of graduate school (3-5 years preferred) 

What you’ll receive in return:
As part of this exciting program, you’ll enjoy a high level of involvement with an exceptional team of industry innovators and visionaries. You’ll contribute in a meaningful way to our important, breakthrough work. And you’ll develop the skills that will give you a significant edge in your future career pursuits.
You’ll also receive excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we’d love to have you join us.
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. 

At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combatting COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.
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.