Senior Project Manager
- Full Time
The Senior Project Manager is a crucial role responsible for leading all aspects of a large-scale project portfolio within F&I and Lenders Solutions. This role is responsible for all aspects of assigned IT projects from conception through implementation, ensuring projects meet agreed upon scope and achieve the desired business outcomes.
Successful candidates are excellent communicators, problem-solvers, collaborative and can work on several projects in parallel.
Leads the planning, monitoring, execution, and successful completion of all projects in the portfolio – on time, on budget, on quality, and on scope.
Ensures that projects are planned and executed in a manner, consistent with company, strategy, commitments, goals, and standards.
Develops and applies industry best practices in managing the day-to-day activities of projects.
Collaborates with all teams in developing project plans and gathers project status efficiently by “walking around” and will lead forward looking, action-oriented status meetings.
Continues to stay ahead of the project team and keep them informed of upcoming activities and proactively make necessary adjustments.
Collaborate with key stakeholders. Direct project work through indirect reports in Sales, Product, Engineering, Marketing, Training and Operations.
Manage stakeholder expectations using written and verbal communication to define and communicate project scope, cost and resource estimates, progress and risks.
Conduct project risk assessments to identify risk such as cost, scope, and timeline. Develop mitigation plans to reduce or eliminate these risks.
Prepare and deliver project status reports to the Sr. Leadership team
- 6+ years of applicable experience
- Familiarity with Agile, Scrum and related principles and best practices.
- Project management certification.
- Proven experience in people management
- Demonstrated experience gathering requirements and facilitating requirements gathering sessions is required
- 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.
- Must be able to quickly acquire technical knowledge from documentation and on the job training.
- Bachelors degree preferred
Decision 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
Key Internal and external contacts (Positions, not specific names):
Internal : Vice President/GM and all levels of RTS management team
External: DMV/RMV Personnel, Associations, Customers
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, Dealer.com®, 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. www.coxautoinc.com
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