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Senior Project Manager

Cox Automotive
Sacramento, CA 95814
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*Primary Location: *9750 Goethe Rd, Sacramento, CA, USA
*Division: *Cox Automotive
*Job Level: *Manager/Senior Manager
*Travel: *No
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *202102054
The Sr. Project Manager is a crucial role responsible for leading all aspects of a large-scale project portfolio within F&I and Lenders Solutions. He/she 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.

Essential Functions:

* 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.


* BS/BA in related discipline (Masters degree preferred in some area) OR an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.

* Generally 7+ years of experience in related field. Certification is required in some areas.

* 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.

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.
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.
Posted: 2021-05-26 Expires: 2021-07-12
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