- Full Time
As a function of this role you will gather and prioritize product and customer requirements while working closely with the product owner to develop technical specifications according to current needs, and support the product’s ongoing maintenance and enhancements. As Product Manager you will also partner with the software engineering development team in overseeing and approving product designs, enhancements, and quality. Additionally you will interface with customers, sales and marketing to drive product direction and confirm capabilities meet market needs, to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are exceeded.
- In conjunction with the SPM, defines product vision, strategy and product planning and execution for entire assigned products throughout the product life cycle
- Deliver product vision, project goals, release goals / acceptance criteria and desired business outcomes and prioritized features and products to enable successful functional design and product development
- Responsible for working closely with all stakeholders (to ensure their interests are included in the release) and the team (to make sure the release is developed by the deadline and within budget).
- Formulate new product concepts or product enhancements to existing products to deliver on product revenue goals
- Builds and confirms the new product business case and vision with stakeholders
- Assists and leads enabling the requirements definition by Product Owners
- Measures and assesses client satisfaction with new product/project introductions
- Maintain a product roadmap for owned products
Sales and Marketing Enablement
Product Support and Services Enablement
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or Marketing
2-3 years of experience in marketing, business management, sales/presales, product development, or consulting environment in a technology-focused role
Prior product management experience a must
Prior experience working in an Agile software development environment a must
Advanced interpersonal communication skills and ability to relate with and understand business audience and develop technology solutions
Knowledgeable of or experience with UI and UX/user-centric design
Possess ability to relate with and understand business audience and develop technology solutions (a blend of both business and technical skills)
Experienced working with software engineering teams on complex products and working through all phases of development cycle in order to deliver product to market
Desire to work in a fast-paced environment where information must be readily digested and decisions made expeditiously
Proactive problem solving skills and the ability to balance multiple complex initiatives and tasks
Strong understanding of development processes, quality assurance, and project management methodologies
Must have excellent critical thinking skills - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
Excellent verbal, written, presentation, analytical, and listening skills.
Additional Skills and Experience:
Knowledgeable of or experience in the Automotive industry with an understanding of end-to-end lender and dealership operations
Proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Rally and Visio (or other flowcharting tool)
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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