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Sr. Program Manager

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

This individual will be responsible for leading the execution & delivery of high impact, high visibility projects that are cross functional in nature. The Senior Program Manager will coordinate the work of the project team, build, & maintain schedules for required results within projects, track project dependencies, maintain & present status of the projects, track, & address risks/issues, among other duties.


  • Work closely with project sponsor & cross-functional teams, to plan & develop scope, deliverables, required resources, project plan, budget, & timing for cross-functional, enterprise-wide projects.
  • Lead & encourage cross functional teams to achieve successful execution of company projects, 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 as appropriate.
  • Work cross-functionally to be responsible for dependencies within projects to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Analyze project risks & develop risk mitigation plans to ensure stable execution, while maintaining sight of dependencies & end-state deliverables.
  • Ensure partner engagement & approval by establishing clear project-specific approval process, decision tracking, & cadenced demos & updates.
  • Partner with team members on organizational change & adoption of improved processes, conducting post-mortems at beneficial stages of delivery.
  • Key contributor to building & enhancing our project management frameworks & standard methodologies to facilitate visible status tracking & efficient execution.

Knowledge/ Skills/ Experience required:

  • Demonstrated ability leading medium-to-large projects & programs 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 program rollout.
  • Exceptional leadership, time management, facilitation, & organizational skills.
  • Outstanding working understanding of organizational change principles & project performance evaluation processes.
  • Experience working with engineering & product teams; comfortable working with technical teams.
  • Experience monitoring & managing vendor performance.
  • Relentlessly focused on incremental delivery, which is a staple of CarGurus culture.
  • Comfortable exercising judgement & using problem solving skills in ambiguous situations.
  • Experience in developing teams.

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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