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Lead Data Product Manager

Cox Automotive
Carmel, IN 46032
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*Primary Location: *11799 N College Ave, Carmel, IN, USA
*Division: *Cox Automotive
*Job Level: *Manager/Senior Manager
*Travel: *No
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *202101490
*Job Summary:*

*NextGear Capital, A Cox Automotive company,* is hiring a *Lead Data Product Manager *to for its Data Solutions release train. This role is responsible for creating and implementing the strategy, execution, and customer management necessary to enhance and evolve use of NextGear Capital data assets for use across entities. The role provides product direction on tools that help to govern data by objectively recommending data for use in cross-BU products, maintaining a complete and comprehensive data catalog of our assets, implementing lineage to illustrate how data travels throughout the organization, and providing easily understood guardrails for the appropriate usage and privacy compliance of data. In addition, the Data Solutions train serves to democratize key information about our data, including definitions, samples, and quality assessments, to ensure our data is a well understood and is a coordinated differentiator for Cox Automotive. Success is measured by delivering self-service transparency across NextGear Capital and all Cox Automotive businesses of available data and key insights on data to help drive new product development, stronger analytics, and a united experience for our clients. The position demands frequent interactions with all levels of the organization, both with business unit leaders, data analysts, data scientists, and both centralized and business unit engineering partners.

*Primary Responsibilities:*

*Strategy/Discovery: *

* Perform market assessments and create an in-depth understanding of data needs by persona to ensure appropriate direction of impacted products. Assess competitive landscape and determine most efficient course of action to achieve goals.

* Integrate Collibra as the Cox Automotive-wide data governance source of record. Determine interaction points with technology assets throughout the organization to adequately govern and display the flow of data throughout the organization.

* Develop and enable methodologies for teams and analysts to engage and use data assets in an effective, easy, and adoptable way, focusing on data discovery, model experimentation, and tool/connectivity needs.

* Develop strategy and implement way to record metadata, data dictionaries, and sample data about assets outside of AWS and the Enterprise Data Platform, providing a comprehensive and holistic look at data across our organization.

* Establish stategy and execute on lineage functionality to show flow of data throughout organization, including technical locations, explanations of implemened business logic on the data, and inflow/outflow of data to products and clients.


* Serve as product manager providing direction on evolution of Collibra (and other tools as needed) as an enterprise-wide data enablement and marketplace tool.

* Create and maintain product vision and roadmap, including development of go-to-market strategy and value proposition. Provide relevant, timely and easily consumable updates to all internal and external audiences.

* Manage the full product lifecycle to ensure that needs of customers are met. Act as owner/champion for the NextGear Capital Data Solutions. Prioritize product requirements and own the product backlog. Coordinate pilots and product launches.

* Concurrently focus on future-state vision of product while leading teams through current execution and deliverables.

* Coordinate with Product team peers and leaders to understand the data needs of other product initiatives and collaborate on priority and implementation details for the Data Solutions release train.


* Build an effective partnership between Product & Engineering, collaborating with Product Owners, Engineering and Architecture teams to execute work.

* Serve as the "voice of the customer" to the release train and delivery stream by representing and reinforcing the customers perspective throughout product realization cycles.

* Ensure delivery of value-added functionality to users by partnering with engineering to build solutions.

*Relationship Management & Client Engagement*:

* Partner with product managers, business stakeholders, data analysts, data scientists, and data engineering groups across business units and the centralized Cox Automotive Data Solutions team to understand needs, create alignment, and gain adoption of new functionality to solve their needs.

* Partner with production engineering to ensure automated and governed approach for granting access to data and managing permissible usage needs. Partner with Legal and Business Assurance on relevant privacy compliance needs.

* Lead change management and training endeavors necessary to launch and propagate use of a product to its customers.

* Identify communication and relationship needs of stakeholder groups, translating engagement strategies into specific activities and deliverables. Facilitate open communication and discussion between stakeholders, acting as a single point of contact. Conduct informed feedback loops to assess and promote understanding.

* Negotiate solutions between parties effectively and for the best of Cox Automotive; be autonomous and make decisions without oversight when appropriate

*Innovation & Evaluation:*

* Assess product performance against KPIs and adjust to improve performance; create and deliver thoughtful information to influence key market constituents.

* Manage innovative ideas and a pipeline to protoype on them. Encourage and faciliate communication and open flow of creative ideas between interested parties and the set-up of innovation efforts related to the product.

Qualifications: *Required Knowledge, Experience & Education:*

* Bachelors Degree in Business, Marketing, Engineering, Communications, or related field; Masters degree preferred

* 7+ years experience in product development; or equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.

* Requires and applies comprehensive knowledge of business, product maturity and performance, and industry principles, practices, and procedures.

* Working knowledge for SAFe Agile Methodology.

* Using expertise, resolves a wide range of issues using strategic and innovative thinking. Is fully familiar with recognized industry bodies of knowledge both generic and specific.

* Actively seeks out new knowledge for own personal development and the mentoring or coaching of others.

* Develops a wide breadth of knowledge across the industry or business.

* Applies knowledge to help to define the standards which others will apply.

* Working experience in design, development and implementation of product plans.

* Working experience in full product lifecycle methodologies.

* Working experience in creating, prioritizing and recommending epics and features.

* Working experience in in conducting competitive research and analysis.

* Working experience in identifying KPIs and other analytics to measure product value.

* Working experience with executive presentations.

* Working experience in a collaborative, cross-functional, and complex team environment

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.
Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, [visit our benefits page](http://jobs.coxenterprises.com/life-at-cox/benefits/).
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. Cox provides reasonable accomodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accomodation would cause an undue harship.
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Posted: 2021-04-19 Expires: 2021-08-28
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