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Lead Product Owner

Cox Automotive, Burlington, VT 05401

Work at Cox Automotive

Duration: Full-Time


Primary Location: 1 Howard St, Burlington, VT, USA

Division: Cox Automotive

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Requisition Number: 202202712

At Cox, we’re forward-thinking innovators who put people first. Our award-winning workplace culture is centered on inclusion and kindness, and we’re looking for people to join our mission to be a force for good in the world. Come build a better future with us across automotive, communications, the environment and more.

We want to do everything we can to keep our employees safe and healthy. Therefore, where permitted by applicable law, you will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S.-based job. Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will of course be considered.

Keep reading to learn more about this opportunity to join the Cox family of businesses.

The Cox Automotive Consumer Datasets team is hiring a Lead Product Owner to join our team. This role is responsible for building, maintaining, and leading the growth of consumer data powered products at Cox Automotive. Consumer data is defined as anything collected about a car shopper from any Cox Automotive system including CRM records, Website interaction data, service records, deal or offer records, trade-in records, auction title changes, and third party consumer data providers.

The Consumer Data Sets Release Train is responsible for creating strategic data products that combine consumer data from multiple parts of Cox Automotive into robust, comprehensive, and viable data assets, products, and services. We partner with other Cox Automotive brands to bring those assets, products and services to market. The Product Owner will be responsible for defining user stories, prioritizing the team backlog, and contributing a solid understanding of end users and their needs, technical options, and future capabilities for the product. The position demands frequent interactions with end users at all levels of the organization, including business, analyst, data science, and technology teams.

This role is highly autonomous, must self-initiate most work items and balance multiple efforts concurrently. It is the goal of this role to become a strong business partner with customers using consumer data, and to be a trusted and pro-active advisor to them.

This position will be working with teams in the Irvine California area, but can be located anywhere in the US.

Responsibilities

  • Lead multiple engineering teams to build, enhance and manage multiple data products for users across the company.
  • Own, prioritize, and maintain the product backlog.
  • Partner with customers to understand needs and execute on value-added work to increase richness and usability of our data products.
  • Serve as the "voice of the customer" to the delivery team by representing and reinforcing the customers perspective throughout product realization cycles.
  • Partner with a cross-functional team of analysts, architects, developers, testers, and others to develop and execute against product roadmaps and release plans.
  • Collaborate with other product owners, product managers and stakeholders to define, prioritize, and drive realization of the product vision to meet quarterly goals.
  • Act as the subject-matter expert for the products owned by the teams.
  • Break down features into detailed stories consumable and testable by an agile team.
  • Partner with the Release Train Product Lead to scope and write features for the teams.
  • Provide input and conceive ideas for enhancing product performance and shaping the future product roadmaps.
  • Accept and review completed stories with a focus on product quality.
  • Communicate release notes and product news and demo product capabilities to stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with subject matter experts, analysts, data scientists, and technology teams across Cox Automotive in order to support our data products.
  • Settle disputes between parties effectively and for the best of Cox Automotive; be autonomous and make decisions without oversight when appropriate.

Compensation:

  • Compensation includes a base salary of $82,518 - 115,464. Salary may vary outside of the anticipated range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidates experience.
  • Position is eligible for additional compensation that may include commission (annual, monthly, etc.) and/or an incentive program.

Qualifications:

  • Where permitted by applicable law, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S. based job. (Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will be considered.)
  • BA or BS degree required; 7+ years of experience in related field (i.e., data and analytics, product and/or product management, IT).
  • 4+ years of experience in Product Owner, Systems Analyst, or Business Analyst role.
  • 4+ years of experience working on cross-functional, high-performing teams.
  • Successful track record of working with people across multiple disciplines to create, build, and launch successful data and analytic products.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a highly functioning team member and work on initiatives that require cross-functional teams.
  • Creative thinker with an open mind to learn and explore new areas and to develop and recommend opportunities and solutions.
  • Strong ability to give clear and consistent instructions to team members, and to lead, motivate, and supervise project and/or working teams.
  • Proven execution and product management skills.
  • Proven ability to scope technical requirements for delivering measurement/analytics plans and products.
  • Desire to learn about all parts of the Cox Automotive business to better understand the data and related processes.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities.
  • 10%+ time travel requirement.
  • What We Look For (preferred):

  • Experience in the data aggregation, analytics or data science space.
  • Experience communicating complex topics to various audiences.
  • Experience working in a SAFe Agile environment.
  • Experience with or exposure to big data and/or cloud technologies.

Who We Are

About Cox Automotive

Theres nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like Dealer.com, Manheim and vAuto.

About Cox

We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.

Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

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About Cox Automotive

About Cox Automotive

There’s nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling, owning and using cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic and groundbreaking consumer brands like Autotrader ® and Kelley Blue Book®, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like Dealer.com ®, Manheim ®, NextGear Capital ®, vAuto ® and Xtime®.

Cox Automotive is part of Cox Enterprises, a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion. 

Come join a global, family business that treats team members and clients like they’re just that – family. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.

Cox Automotive is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vision:

We are software engineers, marketers, sales leaders and trailblazers transforming the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars.

Cox Automotive