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Project Manager II, Talent Acquisition

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Job Category: Business Operations

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Enterprises


  • 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, Georgia
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Cox Enterprises is currently looking for a Project Manager II, Talent Acquisition to join our team in Atlanta, Georgia .  This is a hybrid role, and the schedule is a mix of work-from-office/work-from-home. 

Your Role:

Cox Talent Acquisition (“CTA”) is responsible for connecting talent with opportunity, enabling Cox to build a better future n a shared services organization spanning all Cox companies.  CTA operates in a matrix-style environment where autonomy, collaboration, and agility are vital to our success.   Each member of our team has the responsibility and opportunity to influence CTA strategies, innovate improvements in our function, and drive exceptional experiences across our customer groups.

The Project Manager II, Talent Acquisition drives a best-in-class function by aligning talent acquisition solutions with the needs and direction of the business.  This role will be responsible for implementing projects aligned to the CTA strategic roadmap, system governance, and delivering exceptional business results utilizing metrics and analytics. 

Job Summary:


Serve as a trusted CTA partner by developing and implementing the process and tools that provide solutions and insights to further Talent Acquisition to achieve short-term talent needs and long-term business growth: 

  • Responsible for supporting a portfolio of projects in technology, compliance, and process- focused initiatives that span one or multiple lines of the enterprise.

  • Support all aspects of project execution, including requirements gathering, project initiation, scope definition, project planning, change control, risk management, close-out, and reporting.

  • Partner in the creation and execution of change management and training plans to ensure efficient and effective implementation of initiatives and ongoing adoption.

  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships within CTA and across division HR, technology, reporting/BI, and business leaders as appropriate to obtain buy-in and effectively deliver programs and analytics.

  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation, and excellence; help put in place the appropriate people, processes, and tools to ensure effective project management and success.

  • Ensure consistent application of project management standards, processes, and methodologies as defined by the CTA PMO team.

  • Utilize SMARTSHEET to provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverables, dependencies, risks, and issues, communicating across leadership.

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of complex project plans, specifications, and schedules.

  • Ensure that critical outcomes are met for each project/program.

  • Partner with CTA resources to drive the delivery of department wide communications and planning for the monthly CTA All-Hands meeting.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and 2 years’ experience in project management.  The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a master’s degree and up to 2 years’ experience in project management; or 6 years of experience in project management.

  • Proven experience leading cross-functional initiatives.  

  • Experience managing within an environment driven by defined, business-driven metrics.

  • Experience developing and executing project level change management plans.

  • Expert skills within the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, MS Project).

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities/projects with strong organizational skills; ability to accomplish multiple tasks within agreed upon timeframes through effective prioritization of duties and functions in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively. Experience creating and delivering executive level presentations, developing communications, and communicating to cross-functional audiences.

  • Self-motivated, able to work both independently to complete tasks and respond to department requests and to collaborate with others to utilize resources and knowledge in identifying high- quality solutions.

  • Capable of anticipating and mitigating risks to the success of the programs/projects.

  • Ability to operate as part of a collaborative team across functions to achieve expected results.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years’ experience in human resources with an emphasis in the recruitment process, change management, and/or developing and implementing HR programs.

  • Experience with applicant tracking systems.

  • Previous hands-on responsibility within a Workday environment (implementation, integration, and/or upgrade).


Compensation includes a base salary of $70,700.00 - $106,100.00. The base salary may vary within the anticipated base pay range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program.


The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the company’s needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness annually for their own wellness or that of family members. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 


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.

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.

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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