Product Mgr

Sandy, Utah
Nov 10, 2018
Metro Area
Full Time


The Product Manager is accountable for the successful definition and delivery of solutions based on needs defined internal and external customers.  This person works with customers to help interpret their needs and translate them into requirements that can be delivered by the development team.

The Product Manager works with Product Leaders and a cross-functional team, which consists of a Scrum Master, Engineers and Quality Assurance disciplines to build, enhance and manage one or more of DMS products, capabilities and services using Agile software methodologies.

Additionally, the Product Manager serves as a Subject Matter Expert for their products, capabilities and services and aides in providing guidance as necessary to others about their application. For certain efforts it may be necessary to coordinate with other Product Managers to deliver a feature or capability that crosses multiple development teams at DMS.  The Product Manager is also responsible for managing release coordination and communication with Marketing, Client Services and Training teams.

This role requires a high-level technical understanding of applications and excellent communication and collaboration skills. Product Managers must work closely with others across the DMS business both inside and outside of the Product and Technology organization. The Product Manager must have the ability to clearly communicate status on product and technical solutions to Product and Technology leadership.  The successful candidate must have a demonstrable track record of achieving success in a dynamic, fast-paced software development environment. They must be able to adapt to rapidly changing priorities, make appropriate product decisions quickly and be co-located with their team to ensure accessibility by the team. 

Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Strong understanding of Product Management and Agile methodologies

  • Extensive experience working in Scrum product development environment

  • Extensive experience in translating customer requirements into Agile user stories

  • Strong understanding of mobile, web and AWS application architecture and development

  • Extensive experience in working with cross functional teams to deliver on a common goal

  • Proactively identify and communicate project risks and dependencies

  • Lead the successful delivery of the product roadmap for the assigned area

  • Partner with Sales, Operations, and Marketing teams to develop and deliver materials for both employees and customers

  • Accurately report on current project status on a weekly basis to Product and Technology leadership

  • Manage the product backlog which includes prioritizing, triage, refining and complete management of the product log

  • Prioritize and sequence the backlog according to business value or ROI

  • Partner with Product and Technology Leadership to identify opportunities to create new value for the assigned area

  • Develop new solutions based on product and business strategy objectives

  • Work with the assigned team to identify process improvements to enhance productivity

  • Convey the vision and goals at the beginning of every initiative, iteration and throughout the product lifecycle

  • Understand and communicate the customer needs to application development teams

  • Foster a collaborative team environment within and across teams at DMS and Cox Automotive

  • Lead the quarterly planning efforts for the assigned area

  • Work within their Application(s) teams to decompose epics, themes and features into system level stories and/or designs

  • Develop and maintain subject matter expertise in application features, behavior and high-level architecture

  • Work with Operations and Account Management teams to understand the drivers of customer complaints to appropriately prioritize defects and enhancements on the product backlog

  • 3-5 years of applied Product Management experience
  • 3-5 years of experience working with Technology teams in an Agile environment

  • Strong knowledge of Business Support Software applications such as MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) as well as Business Modeling Tools (e.g., Visio)

  • Strong knowledge of Jira or other ticketing systems

  • Working knowledge of Rally (CA Agile) preferred

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and developing relationships with team members and customers

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

  • Automotive experience is a plus

  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize assignments and assignments for one or more teams

About Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone, while also enabling mobility services. The global company’s 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, tens of thousands of auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s 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.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations:  Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services.   Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.


Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-UT-Sandy-100 W Towne Ridge Pkwy

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing

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