Senior Management Leadership Development Program

Executive Birmingham, Alabama



Who are we? Autocar is the only American truck manufacturer focused on trucks for severe-duty vocational applications. But above all, Autocar is focused on our customers:  We don’t just build trucks, we provide a complete tool - a whole system - that helps our customers to be more successful and to achieve their challenging objectives.

Autocar’s hundreds of customers include every national waste-hauling fleet, major cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, and Charlotte, and many of the largest retailers and freight handlers in North America.

As the industry's technology and innovation leader, Autocar has forged strong partnerships with the leading suppliers in the business, including, Allison, Cummins, ArvinMeritor, Hendrickson among others, and has delivered more natural gas vehicles than all of our competitors combined. 

Autocar is the oldest motor vehicle manufacturer in the United States and built America's first truck, in 1899. A proudly American-owned company, Autocar is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama and is affiliated with GVW Group, based in Highland Park, Illinois.

What will you do? The Senior Management Leadership Development Program is an accelerated rotational program designed to cultivate competitive leaders with the skills and experience to be put in future strategic management positions.

Participants of the Senior Management Leadership Development Program will provide “hands-on” process leadership at various sites and be responsible for promoting best practices leading improvement projects throughout the company.

The Senior Management Leadership Development role should have the proven ability to successfully define business process improvements, needs, and improvement value drivers and have extensive experience in all aspects of business process analysis, including concept development, scope definition, problem discovery, process & value design, and “bridging” the business, functional teams to translate business needs into effective and aligned process, people and technology solutions.

The successful Senior Management Leadership Development role will be able to effectively collaborate and share collective insight with Executive, Functional, Program, Project, and team members, document project deliverables and communicate with individuals at all levels of an organization from the desk level to the C-level and possess a solid understanding of the business motivations to implement change, drive benefits realization and business outcomes.

What does it take to be a part of our team?

       Bachelor's or Master’s degree in a relevant field of work or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.

       7+ years of senior level analysis experience in business process analysis in a large-scale environment, or business unit experience that includes working closely with cross-functional organizational end-to-end processes in the development and implementation of large-scale improvement efforts.

       Previous experience in business process re-engineering or business process improvement is required involving broad-based information systems and utilizing tools and techniques to effect business change

       7+ years of management experience in which one or more of the following occurred; Demonstrated competency in strategic thinking and leadership, with strong abilities in relationship management, gained experience in managing resources to meet goals across multiple projects, gained experience in leading multidiscipline, high-performance work teams/groups, and/or demonstrated competency in developing efficient and effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems

       7+ years of experience managing highly complex projects independently that cross multiple business units, divisions or functions and delivering business outcomes including financial analysis, business and competitive intelligence, market analysis, customer acquisition, industry research, product innovation and corporate development activity

       Experience in business process design and improvement initiatives including exposure and knowledge of process assessment (current state) and analysis to identify improvement opportunities and defining future state leveraging a variety of process methodology and modeling techniques and BPM tools (e.g. LEAN, Six Sigma, BPMS, TPS, etc).

       Lean Six Sigma and PM Certifications


  • Ability to facilitate consensus and negotiate compromise.
  • Individual who is a conceptual, strategic thinker, who can transform ideas into practical implementation at a detailed level
  • Experience in project management related to process improvement initiatives
  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong skills and experience in issue resolution and managing to stringent timelines for project deliverables
  • Strong communication skills; experience presenting to executive/senior level management
  • Recognized as an expert corporate consultant in multiple disciplines
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and coach others
  • Experience on project teams
  • Experience managing a segment of the project work
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve desired results
  • Excels in partnership, communications, persuasion, and negotiation skills
  • Must act as a change catalyst

Where will you work? The Senior Management Leadership Development Program at Autocar will be based in Birmingham, AL.

What do we offer in benefits? We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package, to include base salary, incentive bonus opportunities, and benefits such as medical/dental/vision options, retirement/401K plans, etc.