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Project Manager Leadership Operations

Car shopping is complicated. At CarGurus, we use data & technology to make it simple, giving people the tools they need to confidently find, buy, finance, or sell a car. The best part? Our work makes a real impact. Were the most-visited car-shopping site in the US & we are growing fast in our international markets. Ready to come along for the ride?

Overview of Role

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 & ensuring the execution & 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, & drive the overarching planning, scheduling, & 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 & maintain schedules for required results within projects, track project dependencies, maintain & present status of the projects, track, & address risks/issues, among other duties. This position is highly cross-functional in nature & will involve significant senior-level partner management. It requires the ability to productively connect with executive management to drive strategy according to project & event timelines.


  • Work closely with project/event sponsor & cross-functional leadership, to plan & develop scope, desired outcomes, required resources, project plan, budget, & timing for events & activities within the Leadership Operations initiative.
  • Lead & encourage cross functional teams to achieve successful execution of content, leading & communicating the vision, purpose, & guiding principles as determined by the ET.
  • Provide regular updates to project teams, leadership, & executive team on status, risks, & accomplishments.
  • Identify key requirements needed from cross-functional teams & external vendors.
  • Work cross-functionally to supervise & lead dependencies & activities to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Ensure partner engagement & approval by establishing clear project-specific approval process, decision tracking, & cadenced updates.
  • Partner with team members on organizational change & 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 & provide overviews to content creators to ensure outcomes meet the needs & expectations of project delivery

Knowledge/ Skills/ Experience required:

  • 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, & develop processes associated with event coordination.
  • Exceptional leadership, time management, facilitation, & organizational skills.
  • Experience in building content for mid to senior level team members.
  • Experience monitoring & leading vendor performance.
  • Relentlessly focused on incremental delivery.
  • Comfortable exercising judgement & using analytical skills in ambiguous situations.

CarGurus Culture:

Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women & other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat & see if you could be a great fit.

At CarGurus, we invest in our peoples professional growth with everything from learning & development programs to tuition reimbursement. Want to work on projects that expand your skill set without sacrificing your work/life balance? You got it. We also strive to provide perks & benefits that employees actually care about like free lunch, commuter subsidies, & more. That includes equity in the companyour way of showing that we want you here for the long haul.

We work hard every day to build the worlds most trusted & transparent automotive marketplace, but trust & transparency dont just apply to our consumers. They extend to our talent, too. We aim to create a workplace where everyone feels they can bring the ultimate expression of themselves & their potentialwhere you dont just fit, you thrive. We dont 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 recognize that flexibility plays a critical role in enabling our people to thrive in both their personal & professional lives. We currently welcome Gurus into our Cambridge, MA office on a voluntary basis but do not require employees to physically be in the office. We will adopt a hybrid working model when health experts & government officials in our local communities deem it safe to do so. Specific arrangements within this model will be up to team leaders discretion; we encourage you to discuss your questions & needs during the interview process.

All US CarGurus employees are required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. This helps us to safeguard the health of our employees & their families, our customers & visitors, & the community at large.


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