Project Manager in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 6/19/2022

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Job Description

The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for all aspects of development and implementation of assigned projects and provides a single point of contact for those projects. The PM takes small to medium projects from original concept through final implementation. The PM is responsible for coordinating activities of a project team, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing schedules to ensure timely completion of project. The Project Manager operates under general direction and provides guidance to the project team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Define project scope and objectives; and ensure adherence to quality standards and review project deliverables.
  • Identify appropriate resource needs; work with appropriate management to get resource commitments; make recommendations in sourcing strategy.
  • Create and manage project schedule efficiently; track progress in completing project tasks.
  • Manage scope and cost; ensure financial forecast is created and maintained throughout the project.
  • Take action to direct the analysis and solutions of problems; escalate issues to management and project stakeholders as necessary.
  • Conduct project meetings; prepare and present status reports on a regular basis to management and project stakeholders.
  • Participate in and lead internal process improvements and make recommendations on areas of improvement to management team.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Advanced skill in MS Office Professional Series (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Proficient in Visio and comfortable creating process maps.
  • Knowledge of project management tools, methods and best practices as defined by the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
  • Solid understanding of business mathematics and basic project accounting principles.
  • Proven experience handling multiple assignments and using strong prioritization skills, ability to work in high-expectation situations providing leadership and collaboration to deliver solutions.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and negotiation skills, ability to make recommendations that drive business growth and organizational efficiency. 
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills, ability to effectively present information across all levels of the organization and cultivate relationships with internal and external customers to achieve business objectives.
  • Ability to utilize documentation, knowledge bases, FAQs, and WIKIs in problem resolution.


  • Bachelor’s Degree; and
  • 3-5 years relevant experience; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.


This position may directly supervise a Project Coordinator; this position may also directly or indirectly supervise a project team.


Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute preferred.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.