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People Project Manager

Atlanta, Georgia

Job Type: On-Site

Job Category: Marketing
Brand: NAPA Auto Parts
Job ID: R24_0000000964
Status: Full time

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  • Collaborative
  • Communicator
  • Good Listener
  • Problem-solver
  • Self-starter
  • Team player
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Employee Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, life and disability insurance, as well as campus health and wellness programs

  • Paid time off, eight company holidays and flexible work schedules available

  • Tuition Reimbursement and professional development opportunities

  • 401(k) Plan with competitive employer matching

  • Onsite cafeteria, coffee stations and break rooms

  • Employee discounts, including NAPA parts, entertainment, technology, appliances, event tickets and more

Job Description

Job Summary

Reporting to the Senior Director, People Strategy & Transformation, the People Project Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing People (HR) initiatives including timelines, risks, resources (internal and/or external), project budgets, and vendor relations. This role oversees the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with NAPA’s strategies, commitments, and goals.


  • Translates business objectives into projects with clearly defined scope, timing, deliverables, resources, and KPIs for NAPA’s People Team.
  • Utilize project management expertise for ongoing or special People projects to positively impact employee lifecycle and business outcomes.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with People leaders and business partners to understand needs, align on objectives, create buy-in, and push projects to completion.
  • Formulates and continually re-assesses the appropriate project management approach and project management skill set/resourcing mix across internal and external partners to ensure all project tasks are completed.
  • Utilizes key People data and trends to identify insights and solutions for improved organizational change effectiveness.
  • Negotiates sufficient resources from Corporate and Field HR Teams, Functional Teams, Business Units, and other groups as appropriate.
  • Effectively sets and communicates project expectations to team members and stakeholders.
  • Defines project success criteria and communicates to team throughout project life cycle.
  • Manages and coordinates HR-related project activity resulting from business unit acquisitions.


  • Minimum 5 years working knowledge of HR systems, processes, trends, and best practices.
  • Previous HR project management experience including demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with different stakeholder sets. 
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, presentation, and critical thinking skills. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or relevant work experience.
  • PMP, PgMP, CAPM, and/or comparable project management certifications.
  • Experience implementing Workday HCM.

Leadership Skills

  • Embodies the following values: serve, perform, influence, respect, innovate, team.
  • Effectively communicates by motivating and inspiring others through clear and proactive communication.
  • Delivers results and drives customer success by committing and focusing on outcomes to deliver results and making the customer the center of decisions.
  • Makes balanced decisions and thinks strategically by being a forward thinker.

People Operations Capabilities

  • Business Acumen: Must possess industry, organization, and financial knowledge.
  • Strategic Consulting: Must be able to provide consultative problem-solving, as well as project and risk management competency.
  • Relationship Management: Must promote collaboration, networking, persuasion and influence.
  • Data Judgement: Must be able to provide data foundations, interpretation and storytelling.
  • Talent Management: Provide strategic HR expertise, employee experience management, change management and technological savviness.
  • Agility: Must lead with a growth mindset and drive innovation and iteration.

Physical Demands / Working Environment

  • Must be able to work in a corporate office setting.

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I would say this is the first job where I've felt cared about as a person and not an asset. I love the people and what I do.

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