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Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)

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JR06600 - JOB_POSTING-3-6216

Publicado el 8 de abril, 2024

Charlotte, Carolina del Norte (Estados Unidos)

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About us:

Who is Cintra? With US headquarters in Austin, Texas, Cintra is the leading private-sector transportation infrastructure company in the world, with experience spanning over 50 years of innovative highway development on four continents. Today, its portfolio includes nearly 1,200 miles of managed highways globally, representing a total global investment in roadway improvements of over $24.8 billion. Cintra manages over $10 billion of infrastructure projects in the United States and more than $4.7 billion of infrastructure projects in Canada. What makes us different? Our people come first. We want every single employee to develop both professionally and personally. With a strong focus on growth potential, we look to our internal employees as potential candidates for both national and international opportunities. We aim to achieve greatness by promoting from within every chance we get. We work hard and play hard and strive every day for success and achievement. With a diverse group of professionals working in a fast-paced environment, we achieve milestones constantly. And if that weren’t enough, we also offer our employees highly competitive insurance benefits, Paid Time Off, and a matching 401(k) program.

Job Description:


The Chief Strategy Officer will act as steward of the concession’s Strategic Plan, as well as local and global special initiatives at the concession by providing support to the CEO by ensuring related actions are being carried out on a timely basis. The CSO uses strategic thinking and problem-solving skills to serve as key internal adviser to the CEO to develop, monitor and execute the Company’s Strategic Plan in order to advance the Company’s mission, objectives, operational excellence, profitability, and growth as an organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for assistance to the CEO on the oversight of operations to ensure corporate governance, efficiency, quality, effective customer service and cost-effective management. 

Main responsibilities:

  • Advise the CEO in the definition, implementation, and review of the Company’s Strategic Plan

  • Analyze risks and complex issues to provide strategic guidance and efficient solutions.

  • Evaluate operational reports, financial metrics, and budgets to track the Company’s progress in achieving its strategic and financial objectives

  • Prepare executive presentations and other materials for board meetings, investor conferences and employee town halls.

  • In conjunction with the CEO, present performance progress to stakeholders (e.g. shareholders, partners, clients, leadership, etc.) and participate in quarterly Board of Directors meetings to provide updates on the implementation of the Strategic Plan.

  • Build relationships and credibility with key stakeholders to assist the CEO identify new opportunities in the market, such as key projects, joint ventures, potential M&A targets, and other strategic partnership opportunities.

  • Participate in the analysis, negotiation and eventually execution of large capital investment projects related to project extensions and connectivity improvements.

  • Analysis and implementation of capital structure optimizations.

  • Contribute to the appointment of executive management positions and evaluate performance to ensure maximum efficiency.

  • Foster a culture of innovation and technology across the organization to achieve processes optimization.

  • Assist the CEO with the implementation of people, culture and change management initiatives.

  • Promotes the organization locally and nationally to reinforce relationships in the community.

  • The CSO will report the progress to the Strategic Plan and the outcomes related to the execution of the strategic plan to key stakeholders based on the information relevant to them. Stakeholders include: the Concession Board, the client, concession leadership, Cintra and Ferrovial leadership, etc.

  • Perform additional job-related duties as needed

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to fulfill those duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required and Master’s Degree strongly preferred in Finance, Engineering, Business Management, Sustainable Urban Planning or other areas of study that lend themselves to our business model.

  • 10+ years of experience in a managerial role, preferably supervision of roadway contracts, design & construction, and operational oversight of large infrastructure projects

  • Considerable experience in concession operations and/or in the acquisition/management of infrastructure projects is desired

  • Experience in strategic planning and execution

  • Experience in project management and change management

Professional Capabilities:

  • Ability to motivate teams and manage multiple workstreams in parallel

  • The CSO will be a change agent, leading through influence

  • Excellent organizational, project management and general managerial skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to solve complex problems and work through ambiguity in a complex, multi-layered organization

  • Exceptional listening, persuasion, negotiation, and conflict management skills

  • Proficient in English

  • Knowledgeable in US concession management (or similar US business), with strong understanding of US customs, norms and government relations with the ability to convey Cintra’s strong USA expertise and track record to government representatives.

  • Must be able to demonstrate computer proficiency, especially as to Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point and other PC-based programs

Flexibility / Mobility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel and work the hours required to accomplish expected outcomes

  • Meet the Company’s in-person work requirements for the role

  • Required commitment to relocate any company location within the US or Canada

  • Preferred commitment to relocate to any company location globally

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet

  • Travel is required, with trips as needed regionally and internationally

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to adjust focus, as necessary to use a computer

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear

  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit

Formal Training Plan:

  • Individual Development Plan based on specific gaps—explanation of how each move fits into their career path)

  • Financial Model

  • Corporate Functions

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