Program Mgr II - Innovation in Clearwater, FL at PODS

Date Posted: 9/8/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description



There will never be a typical day within PODS’ strategy and innovation team. We drive forward with agility at the heart of everything we do. Terms like “test and learn”, “industry disruption”, “network effects”, “digital transformation” make up our native language. The opportunity to make a difference while working on exciting, global initiatives are limitless in this ever-changing space. Getting to do so with the strength of an industry-leading brand: priceless.


As Innovation Program Manager, you will play a key role in PODS’ transformation by developing, organizing, managing, executing, and transitioning programs through pilot phases into enterprise implementation, while working alongside senior leaders, cross-functional teams, disruptive external companies, external partners, and universities.




  • Manage programs and projects across multi-functional groups such as IT, digital, marketing, operations, sales & service and senior management
  • Develop pilot/MVP strategies and drive negotiations in line with PODS’ long-term strategic goals
  • Apply design thinking principles to programs and projects
  • Manage defining project goals, KPIs, and success factors
  • Handle multiple priorities and adjust quickly to changes in priorities
  • Work collaboratively with a variety of people and skill levels
  • Develop effective relationships with key program stakeholders
  • Prepare communications regarding resourcing, time budgeting, and overall program and project status
  • Present post-pilot analyses and enterprise adoption plans for senior leadership that focuses on showcasing value delivered, lessons learned, and the value/path towards a larger scale implementation (if applicable)
  • Work within agile/scrum environments to deliver value iteratively
  • Be comfortable managing early-stage, loosely defined programs and projects


  • Typically reports to Management. Direct supervisor job title(s) typically include: Senior Manager - Strategy and Innovation 
  • Job is NOT directly responsible for managing other employees (e.g., hiring/termination and/or pay decisions, performance management)

Job Requirements

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, finance, or a related field; or equivalent education/experience
  • 6-8 years’ experience as a project, program, product manager or a similar role.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience with scrum and the principles of Agile development
  • Excellent communication and group facilitation skills including the ability to tailor communications to differing audiences – from technical teams through executives
  • Proven track record of applying business acumen to bring actionable project plans to completion
  • Proven ability to lead and champion new, disruptive initiatives
  • Self-motivated and entrepreneurial
  • Detail-orientated
  • MBA Preferred


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