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Lead Product Manager

Cox Automotive
Austin, TX 78701
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*Primary Location: *10415 Morado Cir, Austin, TX, USA
*Division: *Cox Automotive
*Job Level: *Manager/Senior Manager
*Travel: *No
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *202100305
Cox Automotive is seeking a LeadProduct Manager for a full-time position in Austin, TX as part of our Pricing, Data, and Incentives Release Train within Inventory Software Solutions (ISS) with support for the vAuto and Homenet, and Cox Automotive Rebates and Incentives (CAR&I) brands.

As a Lead Product Manager, you will work closely with the Director of Product Management (DPM) on the definition of product strategies, vision and planning of all assigned products and then will lead the products execution throughout the life cycle. The Sr. Product Manager 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 products ongoing maintenance and enhancements. You will also partner with the software engineering development team in overseeing and approving productdesigns, enhancements, and quality to optimize customer value and align with the Cox Automotive vision. 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 include:





* In conjunction with the Director of Product Management, 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

* Track market trends and competitive offerings; interface with customers and others to drive product direction and ensure capabilities meet market needs and customer goals.

* Lead the full product lifecycle from research and design through development and launch.

* Work closely with clients and customers, other Product Managers, Architects, UX, Operations, Customer Support, and other stakeholders to build the product backlog and roadmap.

* 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 Mangers/Owners

* Measures and assesses client satisfaction with new product/project introductions

* Maintain a product road-map for owned products

* Monitor product financial, sales, and marketing metrics, interpret the data for trends, and formulate any corrective action for product performance

* 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





Qualifications:

* Bachelors degree in computer science, information systems, or related field, or equivalent work experience required. Advanced degrees a plus.

* *6-8+ years of relevant experience in a software development organization required.*

* Experience with Agile methodologies (e.g., Scrum, Kanban) required. SAFe experience and Agile certifications (e.g., CSM, CSPO) a plus.

* 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.

* Market research experience.

* Solid judgment, ability to negotiate, resolve conflict and collaborate are necessary.

* Ability to prioritize among competing objectives toward the fulfillment of goals.

* Automotive industry experience a plus.









Who We Are
*About Cox Automotive*
Theres nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like Dealer.com, Manheim and vAuto.

*About Cox *
We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions Cox Communications and Cox Automotive are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals 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.
Posted: 2021-02-04 Expires: 2021-04-01
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