Product Delivery Manager

Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary
competitive
Posted
Jan 24, 2019
Metro Area
Atlanta
Duration
Full Time

Cox Automotive, is currently looking for a Product Owner to join our team.

Cox Automotive is looking for a forward-thinking individual to lead Engineering Enablement team focused on our cloud capabilities delivered by our off the shelf and Cloud Management teams. The delivery teams lead the development of a suite of products that enable our internal Engineering teams to more effectively deliver their offerings across Cox Automotive. The Product Delivery Manager will partner with the business to understand needs, then lead the delivery team in supporting the growth strategy. He/she will evolve the experience to drive product requirements and support development and maintenance. The role includes contributing to and overseeing implementation in an agile environment in all phases of the software development lifecycle, with distributed cross-functional teams to deliver in a way that meets the priorities of stakeholders and clients. The ideal candidate is comfortable operating with indirect influence, acclimates well to change, and is objective and detail-oriented.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Planning

  • Work with Product Management and the Business to understand the strategy, the 12-18 month plan, and to evolve the milestones based on feedback and team capacity
  • Provide the vision and strategy to the delivery team, be the voice of the customer
  • Communicate plans across delivery teams to ensure the proper prioritization, sequencing, and dependency mitigation
  • Prioritize the backlog for the current rolling 3 months of work, have conversations with business and product partners regarding trade-offs when needed
  • Collaborate with Product Manager to ensure operational communications, marketing and launch materials (new and ongoing) are planned and executed

  • Execution

  • Responsible for day-to-day product responsibilities including writing and prioritizing stories, hosting estimation and grooming sessions with delivery team, and attending team standups, retrospectives and other team meetings / outings
  • Execute the product roadmap to deliver solutions that delight our customers and maximize their efficiency and ability to deliver revenue generating solutions
  • Help research technical options and identify data sources, logic and rules by working both with the delivery team and with other teams to learn their offerings and availability
  • Develop new solutions and features based on product and business objectives
  • Provide clear direction to the delivery team through defined product priorities, schedules and dependencies
  • Work with team members spanning delivery teams to execute successful delivery of product features
  • Identify key use cases and KPI’s to evaluate product performance
  • Work closely with Delivery Manager and Scrum Master to ensure team health and growth on their Agile journey and to ensure team is operating at expected capacity

  • Evaluation

  • Work with delivery team and product analytics to ensure the ability to measure and track the value being created by the solutions and features delivered
  • Understand how the solutions are utilized by customers and the areas of opportunity to facilitate prioritization and focus on the most impactful features
  • Visit with customers in person, at least once per quarter, to enhance knowledge of the customers’ needs and opportunities

  • Other Participate in interview and hiring process of new delivery team members Provide feedback to delivery team members as needed to support the health of the team Be a champion for the product, the delivery team and their goals Be available to respond very quickly to client issues and help the team to problem solve

    KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Director, Engineering Enablement
  • Product Manager(s) for Engineering Enablement Solutions
  • Product Delivery peers
  • Internal Business stakeholders
  • Qualifications:

    Education:

  • College degree and/or equivalent experience
  • Experience:

  • 3-5+ years’ experience in product management, product software delivery, software quality assurance or related functions
  • Experience with Agile teams and the ability to work with product and technology resources across different organizations
  • Work efficiently, sometimes with incomplete information to close gaps and meet the needs of internal stakeholders and customers alike
  • Self-starter who proactively seeks to understand the client experience journey and associated pain points
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to build strong working relationships within and across delivery teams
  • Understanding of software development lifecycles
  • Understanding of Amazon Web Services (AWS) capabilities
  • Understanding of Engineering Development tool chain (Artifact Repositories, Source Control, CI/CD...)

  • 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, Dealer.com®, 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. www.coxautoinc.com

    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.

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