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: PlanningWork 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 capacityProvide the vision and strategy to the delivery team, be the voice of the customerCommunicate plans across delivery teams to ensure the proper prioritization, sequencing, and dependency mitigationPrioritize the backlog for the current rolling 3 months of work, have conversations with business and product partners regarding trade-offs when neededCollaborate with Product Manager to ensure operational communications, marketing and launch materials (new and ongoing) are planned and executed
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 / outingsExecute the product roadmap to deliver solutions that delight our customers and maximize their efficiency and ability to deliver revenue generating solutionsHelp 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 availabilityDevelop new solutions and features based on product and business objectivesProvide clear direction to the delivery team through defined product priorities, schedules and dependenciesWork with team members spanning delivery teams to execute successful delivery of product featuresIdentify key use cases and KPI’s to evaluate product performanceWork 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
Work with delivery team and product analytics to ensure the ability to measure and track the value being created by the solutions and features deliveredUnderstand how the solutions are utilized by customers and the areas of opportunity to facilitate prioritization and focus on the most impactful featuresVisit 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 EnablementProduct Manager(s) for Engineering Enablement SolutionsProduct Delivery peersInternal Business stakeholders
Education:College degree and/or equivalent experience
Experience:3-5+ years’ experience in product management, product software delivery, software quality assurance or related functionsExperience with Agile teams and the ability to work with product and technology resources across different organizationsWork efficiently, sometimes with incomplete information to close gaps and meet the needs of internal stakeholders and customers alikeSelf-starter who proactively seeks to understand the client experience journey and associated pain pointsStrong problem-solving skillsAbility to build strong working relationships within and across delivery teamsUnderstanding of software development lifecyclesUnderstanding of Amazon Web Services (AWS) capabilitiesUnderstanding 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
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