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Sr Project Manager Customer Initiatives

Academy Sports + Outdoors
Katy, TX, USA
Come work at a place where we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.Academy Sports + Outdoors’ Marketing Team is looking for a strategic project manager to handle a variety of customer-focused projects that will contribute directly to Academy's success.  

We are looking for an individual capable of taking a leadership role in aligning projects with the company's mission and objectives while collaborating with leadership to execute key strategic projects with executive-level visibility.  This role will sit in the Marketing department but will have broad cross-functional range. 

 A successful candidate will be capable of supporting the organization's customer strategy development, improving the efficiencies of various projects, and ensuring that all project goals match the company's vision. 


  • Undergraduate degree or higher in relevant field with demonstrated high academic achievement
  • Masters degree a plus

Work Experiences:

  • 5-8+ years of experience in project management, operations, consulting, marketing or account management, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience managing a portfolio with complex cross-dependencies is required
  • PMP certification a plus


  • Strategic thinker, leader, and problem solver with a demonstrated ability to design, plan, execute, and deliver results for complex, cross-functional projects; experience with a specialty in marketing activations a plus
  • Proven track record of building and sustaining relationships across all functions and levels in an organization to ensure seamless partnership and execution
  • Experience collaborating and communicating with senior leadership; executive presentation skills a must
  • Ability to get into the details while maintaining 30,000 foot view of the strategic goals of the organization
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadline constraints
  • Intellectual curiosity and the ability to navigate ambiguity and complexity
  • Ability to maintain a high level of autonomy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to simplify complex topics for broad business and technical audiences; comfort presenting and communicating to a wide range of audiences in both formal and informal settings
  • Must be interested in working in a high-energy and collaborative environment


  • Lead/manage a portfolio of programs and projects in support of our customer roadmap; responsible for planning, organizing, driving, and tracking all project activities
  • Ensure projects adhere to defined scope, schedule, and budget
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with stakeholders and leadership
  • Collaborate with colleagues, peers, and other stakeholders to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of managed programs
  • Monitor progress and achievement of objectives and identify corrective actions as needed
  • Provide leadership with decision support needed to make informed strategic decisions
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Academy policies, procedures, and safety rules
  • Duties may change; Team Members may be required to perform other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements & Attendance:

  • Regular attendance required
  • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties
  • Adhere to company work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional staff behavior

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