Senior Program Manager

North Hills, New York
Sep 30, 2019
Project Management
Metro Area
New York
Full Time
The role of the Senior Program Manager is to coordinate the activities and program planning for cross functional areas and requirements to ensure that deadlines are being met and the overall goal of the program is being executed.  This role is responsible for working with partners across the organization to align program support to the overall business objectives and product roadmap.


The right candidate will have experience leading medium to large products and projects; and excel at written and verbal communications. A background in automotive industry is a significant plus. You must be able to thrive and succeed in an entrepreneurial environment, and not be hindered by ambiguity or competing priorities. This means anticipating bottlenecks, making tradeoffs and balancing the needs of various key stakeholders. You will be expected to have strong opinions about tradeoffs as well as the analytic background necessary to track adoption and performance of your program. You will be able to lead a program at scale and participate/influence other senior leaders across the company future direction-setting.


Finally, you will work with technology and business teams to define program requirements, understand customer needs, and define success metrics and performance tracking methods for product launches.


Essential Functions:


Program Leadership

  • Participate in program planning efforts spanning multiple solution groups
  • Lead programs throughout the program lifecycle
  • Ensure programs are completed in accordance with scope, budget, risk mitigation, dependencies, and time constraints to achieve the stated outcomes
  • Coordinate efforts requiring multiple work streams to accomplish stated outcomes
  • Assist leadership in change management efforts
  • Partner with various teams to support the development of program management processes, tools and best practices

Program Communication

  • Ensure alignment on program requirements, priorities, and deadlines
  • Provide status updates and facilitate program meetings and cross-functional awareness updates


  • BS/BA degree preferred
  • 8+ years of applicable experience
  • Familiarity with Agile, Scrum and related principles and best practices.
  • Project management certification.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading large, complex enterprise programs and projects to successful execution
  • Proven experience in strategic and portfolio planning
  • Experience in automotive industry a plus
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Ability to build strong cross functional relationships.
  • Strong business acumen. Able to appropriately evaluate both qualitative and quantitative information to arrive at the right decision.
  • Expertise at anticipating and solving complex problems.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Experience leading technology centered solutions delivery.
  • Must be able to quickly acquire technical knowledge from documentation and on the job training.
  • Less than 10% travel


Making, Autonomy, Budgeting Authority & Supervisory Responsibility

  • Scope of impact of decisions: Multiple departments, across the organization        
  • Result of decisions: Influence program/project success, relationships, expenses, and organizations ability to meet objectives
  • Problem Solving: Solutions require creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration, with assessment of potential impacts         
  • Knowledge Level: In-depth                    
  • Level of Autonomy: Works under consultative direction toward long range objectives; determines and pursues course to achieve results
  • Budget Responsibility: Tracks or monitors budgets             
  • Management: 2)" datavalue="Has formal supervisory responsibility for a team (>2)">Leads/mentors/orients and trains others, but has no formal supervisory responsibility                                                       


Internal and external contacts (Positions, not specific names):

  • Internal : Vice President/GM and all levels of F&I management team       
  • External: Dealerships, Lenders

About Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone, while also enabling mobility services. The global company’s 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, tens of thousands of auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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