Commercial Operations Project Manager
Posted on 9/27/2023
Scout Motors

51-200 employees

Manufactures next-generation all-electric trucks and SUVs
Company Overview
Scout Motors Inc. is a company that not only values its rich heritage but also embraces the future, as evidenced by its commitment to developing the next generation of all-electric trucks and rugged SUVs. The company's culture is deeply rooted in exploration, hard work, and community, fostering an environment where employees are encouraged to be visionaries and leaders. With a competitive edge in the electric vehicle industry, Scout Motors is leading the charge by reimagining an American icon and creating jobs, making it an exciting and rewarding place to work.
Consumer Goods

Company Stage


Total Funding





Detroit, Michigan

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Experience Level
Desired Skills
Sales & Account Management
Operations & Logistics
  • 7+ years of professional experience with a track record of designing and/or managing cross-functional projects and reporting to executive-level stakeholders
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and a history of large-scale program management, coordination, and documentation
  • Passion for the automotive industry and electric vehicles
  • Ability to communicate with, influence, and manage stakeholders toward desired outcomes without direct reporting-line authority
  • Ability to create and implement processes and tracking mechanisms that aid in project communication, budgeting, and milestone achievement
  • Ability to synthesize multiple variables and points of view into a cohesive project plan
  • A team mindset, supported by excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study
  • Establish a Project Management Office (PMO) within the Growth organization at Scout Motors, implementing the foundational project management services necessary to plan and manage the build of a full-fledged automotive sales and aftersales organization
  • Create project management tools and reporting that effectively track and manage the dozens of workstreams requiring completion before start of production
  • Develop and manage project scope, budgets, resourcing, and scheduling for each project, as well as escalation process for any workflows at risk of not meeting objective
  • Lead cross-functional project coordination such that all stakeholders and contributors are informed and aligned; most frequently, involved functions will be vehicle engineering, model line, product marketing, IT, production, sales operations, logistics, and technical service
  • Facilitate a project review process and governance structure that provides upward visibility of project status, surfaces key issues, secures necessary decisions, and ensures overall forward progress
  • Source and implement technology that assists with project tracking and communication, to include dashboards, databases, approval/decision capture, and budget compliance
  • Interface with vendors and suppliers that provide sales or aftersales support to Scout Motors, ensuring proper contracting, budgeting, timeline development, and delivery
  • Participate in the expansion of the Growth organization by offering strategic insights into the sales and aftersales organizational structure necessary for project completion and, at a tactical level, by supporting the candidate interview and selection process
  • Serve as a participant in the ongoing customer journey and digital experience road-mapping activities
  • Support data gathering and benchmarking activities related to retail and business operations
  • Support the VP of Growth in coordinating departmental activities such as regular staff meetings, functional workshops, and team outings
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in the automotive industry
  • Experience with electric vehicles
  • Experience in early-stage startup environments
  • Experience in retail and business operations
  • Experience with customer journey and digital experience road-mapping