Sr. Lead Project/Program Manager

Location: Burlington, Vermont

Type: Full Time

Education: No Ed Requirements

Experience: Greater than 10 years

The Sr. Lead Program Manager at 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

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