Lithia Auto Stores Project Manager Innovation in Medford, Oregon

Overview

Lithia Motors, Inc.

PROJECT MANAGER OF INNOVATION

You will be a part of a completive and forward-thinking team blazing a trail through an industry experiencing radical transformation by technology and innovation. Be the dynamic change-agent we need to redefine the user experience by means of how we approach innovation projects. You will also have the satisfaction of creating and leading processes that shape the future of the automotive and transportation industry.

Job Description

Lithia Motors, Inc.

PROJECT MANAGER OF INNOVATION

Position Overview

Area of Responsibility

  • Manage the launch of new product, services or businesses to drive incremental revenue for Lithia Motors, Inc.

  • Create work breakdown structures to manage and monitor progress of projects

  • Create and maintain risk registers and issues lists

  • Coordinate, host and document project meetings with an agreed upon cadence

  • Develop and understand change management for each project which includes documentation of business process and policy change

  • Actively engage with dealership personnel to understand their concerns and issues related to the projects assigned

  • Create and update financial models for projects assigned

  • Perform critical path analysis

Additional Qualifications

  • Strong attention to detail and sense of urgency

  • Must work effectively with internal and external teams

  • Excellent communication skills; ability to work well independently and in teams

  • Active Listening – give full attention to the words and body language of others, take time to understand the points being made and ask questions as appropriate

  • Critical Thinking – using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • BA/BS in Business, Marketing or related field

  • Successful track record in similar role

Proficiency Standards

  • Thoughtfulness – Effectively communicate with customers and end-users to understand their needs

  • Urgency - Ability to efficiently drive projects

  • Integrity - Acts ethically, maintaining a commitment to honesty and truth in all facets of behavior that builds the trust of others

  • Work Ethic - Delivers accurate, timely and consistent results while understanding the need to balance short-term sacrifice for long-term gain

  • Commitment - Strives to become a dynamic and dedicated leader who is committed to the standards and mission of Lithia, by providing opportunities for our people to excel and grow in a positive, respectful work environment

  • Team Player - Supports the overall efforts of the team to accomplish departmental and company goals and objectives

  • Team Builder - Acts as a role model within the department in all facets of assigned job duties, while effectively providing feedback to team members and earning respect as a leader

  • Innovator - Creates positive change by taking on new challenges and providing solutions to improve current processes that add value

  • Meet and exceed individual objectives as defined by Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: Standing, walking over 2/3 of the time, sitting, using hands to finger, handle or feel to 2/3 of time, reaching with hands and arms to 2/3 of time, kneeling/crouching to 1/3 of time, driving vehicle 2/3 of time, talking or hearing over 2/3 of time, lifting 1/3 of time up to 25 pounds.

  • Working Conditions: Moderate noise, indoor office environment, considerable use of telephone, computer and other office equipment.

Lithia Hiring Requirements

  • High school graduate or equivalent.

  • 18 years or older

  • Possess an acceptable driving record and valid driver’s license in state of residence

  • A criminal history background check will be conducted prior to beginning employment

  • Clear pre-employment drug screen

NOTE: This job description applies only to the specific employing entity and location of an individual’s employment. This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the company reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).

ID2019-50820

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Job LocationsUS-OR-Medford

Store NameSupport Services

CategorySupport Services - Corporate Office