Project Leader
Credit Acceptance 46 reviews - Southfield, MI

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Credit Acceptance Corporation is an automotive finance company in the business of Changing Lives! Credit Acceptance is a proven industry leader and has been copied by many. The difference between Credit Acceptance and others trying to emulate our business model is our experience and our commitment to helping consumers receive a fresh start .

We offer a great work environment, casual dress code, awesome benefits and we work hard to ensure every team member here is empowered to work to their fullest potential. We work hard to fill our open positions with "A" players who demonstrate the qualities we value.

If you are proud of what you do and demonstrate PRIDE ( P ositive, R espectful, I nsightful, D riven and E arnest) in your work, we would like to hear from you!

Full-time Benefits include: Medical/Vision/Dental, Life Insurance, Disability, Paid Time Off, Profit Sharing, Tuition Assistance, Service Awards, Flexible health and Dependent care spending accounts, Holiday Bonus, Competitive 401(k) company match!

Job Summary

About the Department:

The purpose of the Project Management Office (PMO) is to select the right work at the right time and execute the right work well, with the ultimate goal of improving company performance and managing risk.

About this Position:

The purpose of the Project Manager I position is to manage projects using the CA PMO Methodology (Evaluate-Execute-Finalize). §

EVALUATE Phase: Partner with the Project Sponsor to clearly and objectively analyze the opportunity to identify where and how we can improve performance or manage risk.

R Clearly identify performance improvement opportunities

R Place opportunities into context and solve problems at source

R Produce clear and concise evaluation deliverables

R Facilitate educated evaluation review meetings §

EXECUTE & FINALIZE Phase: Implement scope and direction agreed during evaluate phase. Ensure 1) smooth hand-over to operations, and 2) framework in place to objectively assess project impact.

R Determine, based on scope, best project approach to use and right people to involve

R Direct and monitor project assignments; escalate to leader appropriately

R Transition processes to operational owners at end of project

R Understand how and when to use steps/deliverables in methodology to accomplish goals effectively §


Maintain Clarity and Confidence for:

R What we are doing, Why we are doing it, What 'done' looks like

R Project Approach, Project Roles & Responsibilities

R Whether project remains 'the right work' at 'the right time'

R Status of project work (through clear, accurate and concise status updates & meetings)

Perform administrative duties to support project work:

R Maintain accurate and informative project information in central project repository

R Provide monthly spend/allocation and capacity information to leader responsible for Program Management

R Update and maintain process maps using Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)

Job Details

Values: To be successful in this role, Team Members need to demonstrate the characteristics of PRIDE (our Company core values) in their work:
  • Positive : Maintain a positive attitude by focusing on solutions and promoting a collaborative and enjoyable environment.
  • Respectful : Value teamwork, share successes, appreciates others and communicates in a way that promotes trust.
  • Insightful : Make timely well considered decisions, create innovative solutions and continuously learn.
  • Direct : Communicate clearly and objectively; don’t be afraid of difficult conversations. Raise concerns through the proper channels.
  • Earnest : Be honest, sincere and consistent. Work hard and pursue our goals together relentlessly.

Basic Position Requirements: What do you need to qualify as a candidate for this position? §

You need to be able to effectively communicate (verbal and written) to differing audience types §

You need to be able to handle difficult conversations professionally §

You need to be a quick thinker, with an ability to understand and interpret information promptly and effectively §

You need to demonstrate initiative by being proactive and urgent in work duties and making recommendations as opportunities arise §

You need to be organized, with an ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple requests §

You need to have problem-solving skills and a strong decision making ability and exercise good judgment §

You need to be self-driven, motivated to help, and able to perform with minimal supervision in a team environment §

You need to have a positive attitude, with an ability to successfully cope with a changing environment §

You need to be receptive to ongoing feedback aimed at improving the performance of you and your team

Additional Position Requirements: Experience and Education requirements.

Required §

Bachelors degree §

3 + years Project Management Experience §

3 + years Process Evaluation and Improvement Experience §

3 + years Developing and Presenting Business Cases §

2 + years Process Modeling Experience (using Microsoft Visio)

Preferred §

1 + year with IT Projects §

PMP Certification §

Experience in the Financial Industry

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The Credit Acceptance program gives our network of nationwide participating car dealers the ability to deliver credit approvals to every...