Zoox Industrial Design is a team of dreamers and creators who believe in the beauty, function and value that good design can bring to the world. We are focused on the pursuit of mobility for all through our vehicle and hardware design. We champion a philosophy of balance and harmony in our products to delight the individual and create a positive impact on the greater community. As a member of this team you will be joining our efforts to embrace these principles and design the future of Zoox autonomous mobility. 

Your role as a Program Manager will act as a gatekeeper for Zoox’s Industrial Design team. You will be responsible for tracking ongoing projects and priorities, ensuring adherence to critical timelines, identifying milestones, flagging risks, and clearly communicating ongoing progress. The role demands an operationally-driven individual with experience managing complex cross-functional projects and the ability to build strong working relationships with company leadership and technical professionals across multiple functions and departments.

Responsibilities

  • Attend all weekly meetings relevant to ID
  • Take minutes during meetings (to include action items, responsible parties, and deadlines) and distribute to appropriate team members
  • Work with ID leadership to effectively prioritize incoming agenda topic requests to ensure reasonable list of items to cover
  • Design and manage effective project management system to track ID project priorities, requests, updates, and changes
  • Monitor project deadlines and coordinate with responsible parties to ensure adherence to timelines; effectively adjust project timelines when necessary
  • Ensure problems are transparent and risks are identified and proactively ensure that risk mitigating actions are ongoing within teams
  • Support daily syncs with the ID team to cover housekeeping items, meeting agenda items for the upcoming week, etc.
  • Create agenda for weekly reviews and distribute to all attendees, including the executive teams; highlight key decisions to be made to eliminate bottlenecks and retire risk
  • Schedule any necessary follow-up meetings/preparatory syncs

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in operations, project coordination, or program management; automotive, consumer product, or design background preferred
  • BA or Master’s in business, communications, marketing, economics, or related field
  • Successful track record of managing complex cross-functional projects
  • Proficiency in tools required to manage complex projects
  • Extraordinary organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with company leadership and technical professionals across functions and departments
  • Ability to ask questions and learn quickly
  • Solution-oriented approach to obstacles
Vaccine Mandate

Employees working in this position will be required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. An applicant is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. Applicants will be required to show proof of vaccination status upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment. That offer of employment will be conditioned upon, among other things, an Applicant’s ability to show proof of vaccination status. Please note the Company provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable state, federal and local laws.

About Zoox

Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.


A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.