New Transportation Industry Jobs Emerge for B-School Grads

Transportation Industry Jobs

There’s no getting around the fact that car culture is the primary means by which Americans get around. While it is highly unlikely that this culture will disappear altogether, many factors including electric and hybrid vehicles, rideshare programs like Uber and Lyft, improved mass transit, and far-flung projects like Elon Musk’s Hyperloop, suggest transportation will change dramatically in the not-too-distant future.

MBAs would do well to take note of the many opportunities embedded in the transportation industry.

Corporate Development and Global M&A – Analyst — General Motors

General Motors is the largest automotive manufacturer in the United States. Traditionally known as one of the Big Three car companies—the other two are Ford and Fiat Chrysler—General Motors’ best-known brands in the United States are Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac.

General Motors is hiring a Corporate Development and Global M&A – Analyst to work at either its headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, or its offices in Bupyeong, Korea. The person hired for this position will join the company’s Corporate Development and Global M&A team, which is tasked with developing methods to deliver on corporate strategy. Some of the team’s areas of focus are alliance management, new business development, and corporate and regional strategic initiatives. This job requires at least three years of prior relevant experience, and an MBA is preferred.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading business case development for deals
  • Supporting transaction execution
  • Managing post-transaction partner relationships

To learn more about this and other jobs, please visit the General Motors career page.

Associate Director — BP

BP is a global energy firm that employs 75,000 people across 80 countries. The company covers all aspects of the energy market, from drilling and refining to trading and renewable energy.

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BP is looking for more MBA talent to join its Houston team.

BP is hiring an Associate Director who will work from its office in Houston, Texas. The person hired in this position will be working as part of a team that provides bespoke energy risk management services and solutions to clients. The hiree will serve oil and gas producers, refiners, and airlines, among other corporate and financial parties. This job requires at least five years of relevant prior experience, and an MBA is preferred.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Identifying possible transactions
  • Delivering gross margin targets and business returns
  • Managing various financial relationships

Visit the BP website to learn more about this positions and other employment opportunities.

Sr. Inventory Control Analyst — Tesla

Based in Fremont, California, Tesla is a major leader in the transition to sustainable energy. Although it is best known for its cars, the company also produces a variety of energy storage and generation units, including the Powerwall, Powerpack, and Solar Roof.

Tesla is hiring for a Sr. Inventory Control Analyst who will be based in its Fremont headquarters. The person hired to this position will be responsible for keeping an eye on the company’s inventory, ensuring its accuracy and maintaining an appropriate balance. The best candidates for this position will have at least five years of previous relevant experience. The company prefers candidates who possess an MBA.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring inventory accuracy to enable reviews by senior management
  • Reviewing inventory reconciliations
  • Supporting the implementation of policies that ensure accurate inventory tracking

Visit the Tesla website to learn about this position and others.

Global Revenue Management Center of Excellence Advisor — ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil is a major player in the global petrochemical industry. The company plays a role in all aspects of the energy chain, from mining and refining to marketing and retail through its brands (Exxon, Mobil, Esso).

ExxonMobil is hiring a Global Revenue Management Center of Excellent Advisor who will work out of the company’s office in the Houston suburb of Spring, Texas. The person hired to this position will be responsible for many things, including ensuring the delivery of effective revenue management processes and frameworks for the lubricants value chain. This job requires prior relevant experience, and an MBA is preferred.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to revenue management objectives and strategies
  • Analyzing market influences to develop optimal decision-making and business improvement recommendations
  • Establishing an analytics work plan

More information about this job and others can be found at the ExxonMobil website.


About the Author

Jonathan Pfeffer

Jonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as contributing writer at MetroMBA and contributing editor at Clear Admit, he is co-founder and lead producer of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.

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