Product Manager

Location
North Hills, New York
Salary
competitive
Posted
Aug 28, 2019
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time


Dealertrack, a Cox Automotive brand, is seeking a Senior Product Manager for a full-time position in North Hills, NY.


The Senior Product Manager (SPM) in the Digital Document Services
(DDS) team works closely with the Director of Product Management (DPM) with the
definition of product strategies, vision and planning of all assigned products
and then will lead the products execution throughout the life cycle.  The
SPM will be responsible for analyzing existing and new technologies as well as
staying in tune with current market developments and conducting competitive
analysis. 



 



As a function of this role you will gather and prioritize product
and customer requirements while working closely with the product manager /
product owner to develop technical specifications according to current needs,
and support the product’s ongoing maintenance and enhancements. As a Sr.
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.



 



Responsibilities




Product
Strategy   

In
conjunction with the DPM, 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 be
worked on to Product Mangers / Product Owners and Scrum Managers 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

Product
Performance 

Monitor
product financial, sales, and marketing metrics, interpret the data for
trends, and formulate any corrective action
Collects
and analyzes customer preferences and needs to identify potential markets
and factors affecting product demand. Conducts market research that will
assist in driving feature prioritization. 
Analyze
existing and new technologies as well as market developments and
competition and work with SPM to develop product technical specifications
and requirements according to needs
Identify
improvements and changes in process, packaging, positioning, messaging,
and targeting in order to enhance product revenues and direct cost
attributed to product
Manage
enhancement requests to current product lineup to affect product fit in
the current year

Sales
and Marketing Enablement

Assists
and leads getting key product information out to Sales and Marketing
teams in order to enable marketing and sales activities around the
assigned product
May
lead creating and giving sales and training presentations necessary to
run campaigns and support customer visits
Provides
Support and Services organization with product knowledge for owned
products
Act
as an advocate for his/her own products
Recommend
any process improvements and content necessary to enable Sales and
Marketing of the owned products

Product
Support and Services Enablement 

Act
as the subject matter expert for the owned products and provides or
facilitates getting key information out to enable supporting and
implementing the owned products
Conduct
product training, presentations and briefs as needed



Qualifications: 




Bachelor’s
Degree
5+ years
experience in Product Management


2+ years of experience, ideally in
a product management capacity, working on API platform services, API-based
products, and/or API partner integrations

Experience with API and
integration best practices across multiple software products

Experience in creating API
specifications








Advanced
interpersonal communication skills and ability to relate with and
understand business audience and develop technology solutions
Experience
delivering software and leveraging cloud-based technologies/services
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
Product
and/or product management specific courses and certificationsProficiency 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

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.

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