The role of the Critical Initiatives Senior Manager is a high performing, mid-level program management and execution position within the Corporate Strategy organization. The CIT is responsible for governance, oversight, and execution over Motional’s most strategic, business-critical initiatives and projects. This position will support, manage, and lead initiatives that cut across the enterprise to ensure the initiatives are executed efficiently, remain aligned to organization strategy, and are delivered successfully.

Programs will include major business projects in the company from M&A execution, business process transformations, operational strategy and execution to complex technology initiatives. The primary intent of this role is to make sure teams that are stood up for cross-functional project work are aligned to organization goals and given robust delivery support to ensure execution is effective and the intended benefits are realized. The CIT Manager will also implement and maintain methods, tools, and execution standards to all programs in their portfolio and as appropriate to specific projects. They will ensure that stakeholder have the tools and knowledge to achieve their goals, provide mentorship to project managers within the business, perform health checks, create remediation plans and monitor compliance to methodology and management of their portfolio

The CIT Senior Manager must always challenge themselves and others to accelerate execution of initiatives while staying aligned to the core objectives. The position will regularly work with and lead cross-functional teams responsible for content development and deliverables from the Engineering to Product to Commercial teams. The CIT role has significant interaction with executives and the C-Suite.

The Motional global headquarters are located at 100 Northern Avenue in Boston, MA. Nestled in the busting Seaport district with sweeping views of Boston Harbor and downtown Boston, the offices are located close to major transit lines and a quick walk to various restaurants and popular attractions.

What you'll do:

Primary responsibilities of this position are related to providing execution support, guidance, and governance of CIT projects within the assigned portfolio. Some of the specific responsibilities of this role include:

  • Lead program execution and proactively driving the program performance from definition through completion. Depending on program scope and objectives, tasks might include
    • Working with executive sponsor and CIT Leader to draft program charter (including scope, schedule, budget), define objectives & business case, stand up team and kick off initiative
    • Providing and tailoring program governance and support framework, templates and tools for program management and reporting
    • Coordinating program delivery including completion and collation of reports, action items and deliverables
    • Reviewing content with CIT Leader and functional leads to ensure that content is ready for executive review. Provide timely feedback to business teams regarding messaging and anticipated Executive team questions.
    • Performing analyses in support of overall program
    • Assessing critical path and program risks/issues and aligning with stakeholders to deliver flawless execution
    • Quantifying and tracking realization of expected benefits defined in business cases
    • Providing support for lessons learned
    • Acting as a coach to project managers and team members, providing mentorship and training as required
    • Acting as trusted advisor to CIT and Strategy Leaders, providing timely feedback and guidance as required
    • Representing CIT in project / portfolio-related meetings, ensuring that key relationships with stakeholders are effectively maintained and advanced 
  • Act as primary liaison between CIT and the programs in assigned portfolio by
    • Maintaining library of document, action items, reports, and other collateral
    • Preparing health checks for assigned portfolio (status of key actions, crtical path, issues/ risks, progress vs. KPIs, etc.)
    • Communicating meeting schedules and agendas with stakeholders as well as following up with stakeholders as required
    • Escalating risks/ issues
  • Contribute to the identification, implementation and continuous improvement of project management processes, methods, tools, guidelines and standards in order to establish a stable framework that supports all project teams and stakeholders to improve the probability of successful project delivery.

What you'll bring:

  • High learning agility to understand end to end extremely complex problems in a nascent market
  • Drive for execution, demonstrated expertise in leading and delivering complex projects and programs with achievement of business case objectives
  • Leadership skills with the ability to communicate strategic vision both within and outside of CIT organization. Exceptional communication and presentation skills. (This is a highly visible position with substantial impact.)
  • Dynamic personality. Strong coaching, influencing and negotiation skills in an environment where resources may not be in direct control of deliverables. Proactively identify and resolve conflicts
  • Personal adaptability and a leader of change
  • Analytical rigor, strategic conceptual thinking, strategic planning. Attention to detail.
  • Strong business acumen, including industry, domain-specific knowledge of the enterprise and its business units.
  • Must be a team player; must be a champion of diversity and inclusion; must demonstrate a willingness to work with and assist colleagues, focusing on continuous improvement of project quality, processes, and relationships.
  • Passion for Autonomy and Mobility

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a top university; preferred in engineering or business-related field
  • MBA from a top university preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in a related industry or consulting
  • Demonstrated experience in leading diverse teams
  • Extreme proficiency in presentation materials (PowerPoint) and business modeling (Excel) 
 

Motional is a driverless technology company making self-driving vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality.

The Motional team is made up of engineers, researchers, innovators, dreamers and doers, who together are creating a first-of-its-kind technology with the potential to transform the way we move. We’re behind some of the industry's largest leaps forward, including the first fully-autonomous cross-country drive in the U.S, the launch of the world's first robotaxi pilot, and operation of the world's most-established public robotaxi fleet.

As a leader in an emerging industry that has the promise of creating safer, more reliable and accessible transportation for all, it’s imperative we have a diverse workforce, create an inclusive culture, and understand the communities we operate in around the world. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is fundamental to Motional’s success. That’s why we’ve established a team to ensure DEI is at the forefront of the candidate and employee experience, beginning with the hiring process and continuing throughout your career. We also partner with organizations like the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Society of Women Engineers to ensure our DEI work is informed by the latest thinking and approaches.

Strategically formed by Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, Motional is fundamentally changing how people move through their lives. Headquartered in Boston, Motional has operations in the U.S and Asia. For more information, visit  www.Motional.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

 

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