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Project Manager
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CarGurus is hiring a
Project Manager

Who we are
At CarGurus (NASDAQ: CARG), our mission is to give people the power to reach their destination. It all started in 2006 when Langley Steinert—Tripadvisor’s cofounder—gathered a small team of developers to help bring trust and transparency to car shopping. Since then, our history of innovation and go-to-market acceleration has driven industry-leading growth. In fact, we’re the largest and fastest-growing automotive marketplace, and we’ve been profitable for over 15 years.

What we do
The market is evolving, and we are too, moving the entire automotive journey online and guiding our customers through every step. That includes everything from the sale of an old car to the financing, purchase, and delivery of a new one. Today, tens of millions of consumers visit CarGurus.com each month, and ~30,000 dealerships use our products. But they're not the only ones who love CarGurus—our employees do, too. We have a people-first culture that fosters kindness, collaboration, and innovation, and empowers our Gurus with tools to fuel their career growth. Disrupting a trillion-dollar industry requires fresh and diverse perspectives. Come join us for the ride!

Role overview

The Strategic Program & Project Execution (SPPE) team is looking to hire an organized, highly motivated Project Manager to support efforts across with organization with a focus in leadership operations. This Guru will spend at least 50% of their time supporting engagement programs, responsible for coordinating and ensuring the execution and delivery of initiatives within these programs. The Leadership Ops project manager will work with cross-functional leaders to drive the strategy of our leadership operations initiatives, own logistics of event planning, and drive the overarching planning, scheduling, and content creation to meet the goals of the initiative. Beyond leadership operations, this individual will be responsible for high impact, high visibility projects that are cross functional in nature. They will coordinate the work of the project team, create and maintain schedules for required results within projects, track project dependencies, maintain and present status of the projects, track, and address risks/issues, among other duties. This position is highly cross-functional in nature and will involve significant senior-level partner management. It requires the ability to productively connect with executive management to drive strategy according to project and event timelines.

What you'll do

  • Work closely with project/event sponsor and cross-functional leadership, to plan and develop scope, desired outcomes, required resources, project plan, budget, and timing for events and activities within the Leadership Operations initiative.
  • Lead and encourage cross functional teams to achieve successful execution of content, leading and communicating the vision, purpose, and guiding principles as determined by the ET.
  • Provide regular updates to project teams, leadership, and executive team on status, risks, and accomplishments.
  • Identify key requirements needed from cross-functional teams and external vendors.
  • Work cross-functionally to supervise and lead dependencies and activities to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Ensure partner engagement and approval by establishing clear project-specific approval process, decision tracking, and cadenced updates.
  • Partner with team members on organizational change and adoption of improved processes, conducting post-mortems at beneficial stages of delivery.
  • Own scheduling project meetings, including coordinating with external vendors as appropriate.
  • Conduct event driven research as appropriate to ensure activities are aligned with specified goals.
  • Create content and provide overviews to content creators to ensure outcomes meet the needs and expectations of project delivery

What you'll bring

  • Proven experience leading small to medium projects in a project management function.
  • Experience in implementing enterprise-wide initiatives. Able to define project plans, coordinate assets, run all project activities, and develop processes associated with event coordination.
  • Exceptional leadership, time management, facilitation, and organizational skills.
  • Experience in building content for mid to senior level team members.
  • Experience monitoring and leading vendor performance.
  • Relentlessly focused on incremental delivery.
  • Comfortable exercising judgement and using analytical skills in ambiguous situations.

Working at CarGurus
We reward our Gurus’ curiosity and passion with best-in-class benefits and compensation, including equity for all employees, both when they start and as they continue to grow with us. Our career development and corporate giving programs, as well as our employee resource groups (ERGs) and communities, help people build connections while making an impact in personally meaningful ways. A flexible hybrid model and robust time off policies encourage work-life balance and individual well-being. Thoughtful perks like daily free lunch, a new car discount, meditation and fitness apps, commuting cost coverage, and more help our people create space for what matters most in their personal and professional lives.

We welcome all
CarGurus strives to be a place to which people can bring the ultimate expression of themselves and their potential—starting with our hiring process. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We foster an inclusive environment that values people for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. That’s why we hope you’ll apply even if you don’t check every box listed in the job description. We want to know what only you can bring to CarGurus.

Additional information
US employees must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. #LI-Hybrid

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