Mgr, Product Management, Integrations/API


Description



The Manager, Product Management assumes a strategic role in the overall management of the product vision, roadmap, and execution. He or she will be responsible for all activities relating to product development, story boarding, business plans, ROI, etc.

The Manager, Product Manager has several direct reports who are responsible for day-to-day operations within product development teams. The product team is responsible for working with various solution groups, departments, development teams, and other Product Managers to effectively communicate, document, and execute on requirements in alignment with the ‘Sales and F&I’ vision for Cox Automotive.

The Manager, Product Manager must consistently monitor and understand current product performance as well as rapidly define and drive development of new, differentiating offerings and key platform enablers that allow Cox Automotive to be well positioned in the marketplace.

The Manager, Product Manager works closely with the Market Readiness team for planning, go-to-market strategy, product enhancements, and monitoring performance metrics, with a goal of ensuring the strategy is supported and the tactical plan is properly developed and executed.

Principle Duties

·Ability to clearly understand market needs and trends and recommend trade-offs around what capabilities to build, how long to pursue new products, how to validate the appropriateness and viability of the solution (and when to recommend ongoing development vs. tapering/cancelling development)

·Drive product strategy and direction that that translates into high value customer features

·Develop product roadmaps to communicate the vision of the products to stakeholders

·Ability to lead cross-functional teams and building cross-solution relationships

·Inspire creativity across product development by demonstrating strong strategic thinking, a crisp articulation of market and technology trends that impact automotive retail and lending

·Must be hands-on, results-driven, and possess a sense of urgency

·Manage business stakeholder communication of key information, decisions, status, and timelines

·Obtain and maintain a working knowledge of Connect CRM and DealerTrack F&I applications and customer needs, as well as other business units within Cox Automotive

·Work with team to proactively identify work, communicate, and resolve project issues and risks that interfere with project execution or success

·Assist in development/distribution of marketing materials around new products/changes

·Desire to work in a fast-paced environment where information must be readily digested and decisions made expeditiously




    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

    ·       Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent work experience required

    ·       5+ years of experience in data analysis, development, reporting, or business intelligence

    ·       Unique blend of business and technical savvy skills as well as an innovative perspective on problem solving

    ·       Familiarity and comfort working with product teams delivering product via agile with scrum or other enterprise agile approaches

    ·       Excellent verbal, written, presentation, analytical, and listening skills

    ·       Demonstrated success as a Product Manager in product lifecycle management including:

    • Developing and launching new products or features
    • Developing opportunity assessments and/or business cases
    • Developing concept and product definitions
    • Product monitoring and evaluation
    • Product optimization and extension
    • Soft skills to quickly gain the confidence, trust and support of internal clients and stakeholders
    • Excellent written, presentation, communication and listening skills
    • Strong problem solving experience

    ·       Preferred Experience in one or more of the following areas:

    • Experience in people management
    • SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework)
    • Automotive industry
    • Finance/Lending industry
    • CRM 


    Cox Automotive is a leader in vehicle remarketing services, digital marketing and software solutions for automotive dealers, manufacturers and consumers. Cox Automotive includes AutoTrader.com, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and a host of other global businesses and brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, Cox Automotive employs nearly 24,000 employees in over 150 locations worldwide. We partner with more than 40,000 dealers and touch more than 67 percent of all car buyers in the U.S. with the most recognized brands in the industry. We unite more than 20 brands in this space, providing an end-to-end solution to transform the way the world buys, sells and owns cars.

    Organization: Cox Automotive

    Primary Location: US-NY-Lake Success-1111 Marcus Ave

    Employee Status: Regular

    Job Level: Manager

    Shift: Day Job

    Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

    Schedule: Full-time

    Unposting Date: Ongoing
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