Cracker Barrel Manager, Business Strategy Execution in Lebanon, Tennessee


Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is seeking a Manager, Business Strategy Execution to join our team at the Home Office in Lebanon, TN. The position will be responsible for running the Project Management Office (CB-PATH) with the objective of ensuring all projects are delivered according to established CB-PATH guidelines and are delivered within the agreed scope, time, cost and quality.The role is expected to provide strong leadership in a matrix environment to promote best practices in managing interrelated projects and programs to ensure successful delivery. Our ideal candidate will have project or program management and the ability to communicate and influence at all levels of the organization.


  • Overseeing the portfolio of organizational projects, providing expert knowledge and support and monitoring progress and reporting on the portfolio status

  • Contribute to the management, operation and performance of FP&A; to ensure it meets its targets and supports the delivery of organizational and strategic goals

  • Manage the administration for project submissions and approvals through the agreed prioritization and approval process, maintaining a pipeline of approved projects

  • Work closely with Business Owners & Project Managers to devise, develop and deliver appropriate and proportionate systems to evaluate key activities at a project level

  • Managing programs/project and project delivery

  • Ensure detailed project, implementation or actions plans are created for the duration of each project as appropriate

  • Ensure projects have requirements documented and agreed to ensure that project activity meets agreed project objectives

  • Ensure monitoring of progress against all projects is timely and accurate and enables Sponsors and stakeholders have visibility and sufficient information to make the required decisions

  • Run Portfolio Review meetings with Executive Team

  • Scope and shape the requirements of CB-PATH across the organization

  • Devise, produce and implement new systems and processes to optimize more effective project management as required and within the framework of CB-PATH

  • Facilitate sharing of best practices through informal communities of action, PMO collaboration and/or formal training sessions to enable a consistent approach across all projects

  • Coordinate and facilitate Executive Team off-sites surrounding strategic execution


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, business or related field

  • MBA, preferred

  • Managerial experience within a PMO Function

  • Recognized formal project management qualification (PMP/APMP/Prince2/P30 or equivalent) is desirable

  • Developed project/program management and planning skills and experience

  • Ability to be flexible by adapting quickly to changing priorities

  • Highly motivated self-starter able to work with minimal supervision and direction

  • Strong interpersonal, time management and problem solving skills

  • Excellent attention to detail, both written and numerical, and commitment to quality

  • Comfortable with coordinating and collaborating with business teams to drive required decisions and outcomes

  • Cross functional relationship building is paramount. The role must be able to successfully work with and influence individuals not directly under their control

  • Ability to challenge

  • Excellent written & spoken English essential

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Location 307 Hartmann Drive

Category Home Office

Address Home Office

City/State US-TN-Lebanon

Location : Postal Code 37087