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Sr. Lead Project/Program Manager

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

Job Category: Business Operations

Job Level: Manager/Senior Manager

Division: Cox Automotive


  • 10415 Morado Cir, Austin, Texas
  • Burlington VT
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The Sr. Lead Program Manager leads or coordinates project / program teams from inception to delivery. Plans, organizes, and facilitates engagement of project team members and ensures all project phases are designed, executed and delivered in a manner that achieves business goals and meets customer expectations. Leverages knowledge, expertise and leadership skills to resolve issues to ensure project goals and requirements are met and benefits are realized. Facilitates cross-functional teams, ensuring execution of defined deliverables, dependencies and driving key decisions.

The person who fills this role can envision the "big picture" and interfaces with executive business stakeholders and Cox Automotive Product leadership to materialize the overall focus of the program in line with the business strategy. Having extensive experience effectively collaborating with cross-functional matrix teams to drive results is a  component of this role.  The ideal candidate leverages their expertise to drive decision making on all aspects of the program/project activities and mitigates erroneous decisions.  


  • Manage end-to-end programs and ensure on-time delivery 

  • Manage cross-functional programs in a matrix organization 

  • Articulate technology needs, requirements, goals, and milestones 

  • Develop and manage full-lifecycle project plans to ensure on-time delivery, provide day-to-day coordination, risk management, and quality assurance for tasks 

  • Identify dependencies and develop mitigation strategies 

  • Working in collaboration with Solution Delivery, Product Management, Architecture, and Engineering to establish a shared vision for discovery, delivery, and launch 

  • Ongoing communication of planning, project status, issues, and risks in a timely fashion to stakeholders 

  • Drive product decisions to align with higher company initiative 

  • Bring a strong sense of execution and ownership to the team 


  • 10+ years of program management experience 

  • Experience delivering programs or products from inception to delivery 

  • Knowledge of user needs, gathering requirements, and defining scope 

  • Experience operating autonomously across multiple teams, demonstrated critical thinking, and thought leadership 

  • Experience communicating with stakeholders from engineering, architecture, executive leadership, and operations 

  • Experience coordinating work across large organizations 

  • Analytical and problem-solving experience with large-scale systems 

  • Experience establishing work relationships across multi-disciplinary teams and multiple partners in different time zones 

Drug Testing:

To be employed in this role, you'll need to clear a pre-employment drug test. Cox Automotive does not currently administer a pre-employment drug test for marijuana for this position. However, we are a drug-free workplace, so the possession, use or being under the influence of drugs illegal under federal or state law during work hours, on company property and/or in company vehicles is prohibited.


Compensation includes a base salary of $129,000.00 - $215,100.00. 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 Automotive

At Cox Automotive, people of every background are driven by their passion for mobility, innovation and community. We transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, accelerating the industry with global powerhouse brands like Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and more. What’s more, we do it all with an emphasis on employee growth and happiness. Drive your future forward and join Cox Automotive today! 

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. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

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