Ford Motor Company 2019 PD– Global Product Planning & Strategy-SPDP in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

2019 PD– Global Product Planning & Strategy-SPDP

Job Description & Qualifications:

Global Product Planning & Strategy is the organization within Global Product Development responsible for leading the creation and approval of global product strategy and plans.

Specifically, this includes:

  • Analyzing consumer trends, the industry landscape and corporate realities to develop business strategies and the associated product strategies that deliver profitable growth

  • Applying these strategies to build actionable product plans that fit within business constraints

  • Establishing clear, compelling product direction for program teams to execute

  • Ensuring a consistent cadence of customer-visible features and innovations to differentiate Ford and Lincoln products from competition

A career in GPP&S leverages expertise in both engineering and business, providing opportunities to expand competencies in both functional areas from day one. These complementary skills enable GPP&S professionals to effectively lead cross-functional teams – including engineering, marketing, finance, purchasing and manufacturing specialists – and to deliver critical projects that improve profitability.

The Strategy & Planning Development Program (SPDP) is a 33-month experience, providing a solid foundation for a career in Global Product Planning & Strategy:

  • 5 assignments within GPP&S and high-interface / cross-functional organizations, including:

Product Planning & Strategy

  • Product Planning (e.g., Vehicle and Powertrain)

  • Product Strategy (e.g., Core and North America)

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

  • Lifecycle Planning & User Experience

  • Autonomous Vehicle Strategy & Sustainability

Interface Organizations

  • Customer Knowledge and Strategy (Marketing)

  • Corporate Strategy

  • Program Management

  • Program Finance

  • Team Edison (Electrification)

The Strategy & Planning Development Program (SPDP) will be provided with the structure (orientation, training opportunities, experiences and feedback) to enhance your business / technical and professional competencies. You will be assigned a mentor, a member of GPP&S management, to advise and guide you through the core set of developmental assignments and electives. Your development will be further supported by a number of technical and professional training opportunities. Our goal is to support you and your transition into the high performing, inclusive and engaged workforce needed to meet the Global Product Planning & Strategy needs of tomorrow.

Once you complete the program, you will be placed within GPP&S to continue building your Strategy & Planning career and developing a strategic expertise.

Minimum Requirements for the Global Product Planning & Strategy SPDP are:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA

  • Passionate about automotive product planning and strategy

  • Graduation date by August 2019

  • Willing to relocate to Southeast Michigan

Preferred Requirements:

  • 2-5 years Professional work experience gained prior to completion of graduate school

  • 3.4 overall GPA

  • Previous internship or co-op with Ford

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering

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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Product Development

Skill Team:

Product Development






Ford Motor Company