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Strategy Project Manager, Strategy Support – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 28126BR
Department: CEO's Office
Working Hours: Minimum 45 hours per week
Pay Frequency: Monthly
Date Posted: Mar 14, 2024

$79 - 119k


The purpose of this position is to lead and manage multiple tactical and business-critical projects. This position also assists with strategic projects, which are the highest priority for the company and frequently involve multiple sub-teams and budgets of seven figures and above. The Strategy Project Manager works closely with business leaders to translate their initiatives into project scopes with appropriate goals and deliverables; leading and directing cross-functional teams composed of up to and including Senior Vice Presidents; managing project budgets; planning, organizing and assigning tasks and resources; managing risks and developing and overseeing execution of change management plans.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing skilled project management and team facilitation for multiple tactical and business-critical projects and assisting with strategic projects
  • Communicating with and advising senior decision makers and other stakeholders on the course, risks and decisions of the assigned projects
  • Supporting department-specific processes such as strategic planning/ideation exercises and strategy and innovation thought leadership and communication via department-specific products such as competitor profiles and reports, SharePoint sites, internal publications, etc.
  • Promoting and sharing best practices and other learnings with both project teams and department peers and providing training/mentoring on project management techniques

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Business, Engineering, Accounting, or related analytical discipline, or equivalent experience
  • 4 years’ work experience in a corporate environment with at least 2 years of that experience managing projects (e.g., at the individual or group level)
  • Be at least 20 years old and have a valid driver’s license and obtain authorization to drive a company vehicle (on or before his or her start date in the position)
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to work effectively without close supervision or guidance and to self-direct work activities
  • Ability to set priorities and to plan and coordinate work activities
  • Time management skills and the ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to interpret, analyze and explain financial information and to transform and model data from various sources
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to plan and implement effective change management strategies
  • Ability to understand the interrelationships among various parts of the organization
  • Ability and willingness to generate unique solutions and ideas to address problems and improve work efficiencies
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strategic thinking skills
  • Customer focused
  • Negotiation skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills as well as active listening skills
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365 tools such as SharePoint, Teams, and One Drive
  • Availability to work nights, weekends, holidays and extended hours as business needs require

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA degree
  • 5 years’ work experience in a corporate environment with at least 3 years of that experience directly working in project management
  • Any project management certification such as CAPM, PMP, PgMP, Six Sigma, CCM
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Access
  • Experience with Executive Strategy Manager


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits – Jobs (

Year End Bonus

As a year-end bonus to associates, Publix issues one month’s extra pay (pro-rated in the first year) each year if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check that year. This is calculated as a 13th month of pay in the Potential Annual Pay with Bonus line above.

Additional Information

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