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Senior Program Manager

Cox Automotive
Atlanta, GA 30303
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*Primary Location: *3003 Summit Blvd, Atlanta, GA, USA
*Division: *Cox Automotive
*Job Level: *Manager/Senior Manager
*Travel: *Yes, 15 % of the Time
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *217407
Program Managers are responsible for successful on-time/on-budget coordination and management of large-scale programs. Program Managers must have a thorough understanding of Program & Project Management concepts and techniques and will evaluate project feasibility, establish priority, and define, plan and execute the activities necessary to reach the business objectives. The candidate must have demonstrated experience in successfully managing and delivering multi-project, enterprise efforts. The role relies upon experience in relationship management, financial management, risk management, master plan management, communications, and delivery execution. The successful candidate will have experience in choosing the right program delivery model and success in leading a multi-year, enterprise, cross business unit program.
Prepare & Maintain the program plan
Participate in long-term and short-term program development and planning
Establish and maintain a tight working partnership with business owners, executives and program teams to rationalize business objectives & business priorities.
Establish a master plan framework for program tracking and control including processes for management of the program
Translate program objectives into integrated plans, schedules and budgets
Establish tracking and roll-up of project milestones and metrics for program level status reporting
Establish and manage stakeholder expectations and revise plans and shift priorities, as needed and in conjunction with all participating parties, to ensure successful completion of the program
Assists in defining the strategic objectives for programs.
Support initiatives aligned to the Retail strategic plan
Assists in identifying Executive Sponsors and/or Business Owners for the Program
Maintain a working knowledge of Retail solutions, product suites, customers, and reporting capabilities, as well as baseline knowledge of Enterprise and other Cox Auto groups.
Provide Leadership & Direction for the program team
Lead and direct large programs and initiatives in support of Cox Auto Retails strategic objectives. Programs will often include teams from Technology, Sales, Marketing, Service, Product, Finance, HR and Training. Programs can also cross into other Cox Auto groups.
Simultaneously manage work across multiple threads of the the Program Management Framework, which includes business requirements & process definition and alignment, applications development, data conversions, systems coordination, communications, training, end user adoption (including training and change management), and benefits realization.
Communicate the program objectives, priorities and direction to all stakeholders.
Build and motivate the program teams.
Ensure planned, regular, and effective communication of status, issues, risks, and actions among all persons and parties involved in the program.
Assist with major decisions about resources, goals, and standards and assuring that all parties involved understand and incorporate within their delivery responsibilities.
Build and maintain relationships with key executives and 3rd party vendors.
Establishes and manages a program level change control process that allows for submission of changes and impact assessment of changes.
Continuously monitor development process and proactively work to identify and resolve issues within the projects and across programs.
Ensure appropriate project documentation is produced and achieved on internal storage tool and intranet sites
Qualifications: Requirements:
Where permitted by applicable law, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S. based job. (Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will be considered.)
7 years of relevant work experience required
BA/BS Degree required.
OR equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
Preferred:
Program management experience in delivering large-scale projects; experience must cover all phases of a project lifecycle (Discovery, Definition/Design, Development/Testing, Delivery and Post-Implementation Support) preferred
Demonstrated experience leading and directing large teams consisting of resources from across the enterprise, including Product Management, Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Technology and HR.
Demonstrated experience managing and directing employees, contractors and/or consultants in a matrix team setting.
Demonstrated experience of managing programs over $1M.
Strong relationship building skills with senior executives across various departments
Proven ability to build successful teams including recruiting and hiring.
Strong negotiation skills, presentation, organizational & interpersonal skills.
Strong customer service skills; frequent interactions with senior level stakeholders.
Experience in writing, reviewing and managing business specifications, technical specifications, project plans, training plans, communication plans, and other related project documentation.
Ability to understand, interpret, manage and communicate technical and business teams needs, concerns, risk, issues and collisions across all departments.
Experience in organizing, prioritizing, and coordinating complex team efforts.
Demonstrated experience in motivating program team members to complete tasks efficiently.
Experience applications such as MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, Visio)
PMP or PgMP certification a plus
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Who We Are
*About Cox Automotive*
Theres nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like Dealer.com, Manheim and vAuto.

*About Cox *
We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, [visit our benefits page](http://jobs.coxenterprises.com/life-at-cox/benefits/).
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals 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. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.
Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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