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Program Management Lead, Cox2M

Cox Communications Inc | Phoenix AZ 85034 USA | Part Time | Posted: 01/28/2020

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Cox Communications is now hiring for a Smart Communities Program Management Lead for its Cox2M business line. Cox2M is a new Internet of Things (IoT) business line within Cox Communications established in 2018. The Cox2M Team’s mission is to unleash the true potential of a connected world by enabling complete asset tracking and monitoring solutions, giving businesses and communities the data and tools they need to improve processes, realize operational efficiencies, and deliver better experiences to customers and residents. You’ll be a leader on Cox2M’s Smart Communities team, working with a dynamic group of professional intrapreneurs who are passionate about solving customer needs using disruptive technologies. Visit to learn more.

About the Job

Be a leader who thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced venture where you will be responsible for organizing and executing the a Cox led innovation center at a major US University on the Smart Communities team within Cox2M. As the Program Management Lead, you will be responsible for managing projects, managing program structure and working with multiple stakeholders to develop innovative solutions. The innovation center will consist of an environment to build innovative solutions from the ideation phase to commercialization.  This role will conduct various ideation and brainstorming workshops, perform analysis and discovery of ideas, coordinate with hardware and software teams to develop proof of concepts, perform rigorous tests of concepts and measure overall impact of solutions.  This opportunity requires someone who can not only think outside the box and imagine the art of the possible but who can manage a program to create something meaningful beyond the whiteboard. This role will interface with multiple stakeholders from Cox, the university, and the community on a regular basis. The position reports to the Director of Smart Community Solutions for Cox2M.

For more information about the innovation center please visit:

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  • Maintain the order and structure of the innovation environment.
  • Manage innovative projects from ideation phases through commercialization
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties for the flawless execution of projects
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress of each project
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Manage the relationship with the all appropriate stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Use and continually develop leadership skills



  • BS/BA degree in related discipline desired (business management, decision sciences, analytics, etc.)
  • Excellent analytical and academic credentials with ability to push for and complete independent analysis
  • 3+ years of experience leading projects
  • 2+ years of experience in program management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Solid interpersonal, presentation, and collaborative skills and commitment to develop further
  • Natural curiosity and tendency to question the status quo
  • Strong ability to manage multiple stakeholders at C-level of multiple organizations
  • Experience managing and leading small teams
  • Strong background of innovation
  • Prior start-up experience
  • Hands-on experience implementing process-changing technologies
  • Experience implementing SaaS solutions that include hardware components / sensors
  • Experience building or improving change management and issue resolution processes
  • Experience in product development or high-tech environment
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) 

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations:  Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services.  Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility.  Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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Location Phoenix, AZ, 85034, United States
Categories Project Management

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