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Lead Product Owner

Cox Automotive
Atlanta, GA 30303
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*Primary Location: *7000 Central Pkwy, Atlanta, GA, USA
*Division: *Cox Automotive
*Job Level: *Individual Contributor
*Travel: *No
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *202102750
(Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, this is a temporary work from home role but will ultimately work in the Atlanta office.)


*The Lead Product Owner* is the Product Management leader on one or more scrum teams. Their goal is to deliver innovative solutions based on their understanding of high-level business objectives. The Lead Product Owner works with Product Leadership and Business Stakeholders to understand the product vision and then provides clarity for the scrum teams.


*Lead Product Owners* are responsible for leading scrum teams in the breakdown of features into user stories. Our expectation is that all team members contribute to user stories, but the Lead Product Owner is key in ensuring team alignment and completeness to the vision.


*Lead Product Owners* work with other Product Managers and a cross-functional scrum team, to build, enhance and manage a set of products and platforms using Agile software methodologies. They will own and groom the backlog for the scrum teams with high-level input from Product Leads for their Release Train. Teams will consist of developers, analytics resources, technical leads, designers and scrum masters.


As products and solutions near launch they will support our Release Train core team, Product Readiness Team and associated Product Managers to develop go-to-market plans. They may help in demos and support training material creation as a subject matter expert.


*Lead Product Owners *are expected to contribute back to the Release Train ideas and opportunities that become part of the product roadmap. Understanding of financial processes and systems are essential to the role.


This role requires a high-level technical understanding of financial applications and excellent communication and collaboration skills. The successful candidate must have a demonstrable track record of achieving success in a dynamic, fast-paced software development environment. They must be able to adapt to rapidly changing priorities and make appropriate product decisions quickly.


*Responsibilities (including but not limited to):*




* Partner with other Product Leads and Business Stakeholders to understand and influence product strategy while generating innovative ideas for achieving product success

* Work with scrum teams to determine alternative development strategies, solutions, and release dates

* Translate business requirements into features and user stories, collaborate with cross functional team to craft solutions/documentation and represent customer needs in product delivery

* Monitor products and platforms to evaluate consumer and client satisfaction, return-on-investment (ROI), and satisfaction of original objectives

* Partner with Product Managers and Business Stakeholders to create business roadmaps that increase delivered value and efficiency over time

* Partners with Release Train Core Team to develop release plans that support go-to-market strategies

* Communicate progress toward milestones as software is released

* Develop and maintain subject matter expertise in application features, capabilities and business rules

* Make rapid tactical decisions where needed to maintain team momentum and focus on value delivery

* Prioritize Scrum Team backlog with guidance from Product Leads and to ensure alignment with product strategy and roadmap

* Work closely with the Scrum Master to optimize velocity for the team

* Work with Scrum Master to prioritize and schedule production defects for resolution

* Participate in the daily stand ups, sprint planning meetings, retrospectives, and release train planning meetings


Qualifications:

* Ability to understand and articulate various internal and external customer needs

* Excellent communication skills & presentation skills; verbal and written with the ability to communicate across business and technology

* Demonstrable experience in strategic planning with business partners

* Solid experience working on user experience/customer experience projects

* Financial Product set experience

* Experience leading scrum teams in Agile methodologies

* 7+ years product management experience

* Demonstrated experience delivering software to market

* Self-directed problem solver with a demonstrated ability to organize & prioritize

* Excellent people and teamwork skills

* Ability to work directly with customers to understand how they use the provided applications

* Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience



*Additional Qualifications (good to have):*




* 5+ years experience in Financial Processes including Procure to Pay, Invoice to Cash, Acquire to Retire and General Ledger

* 5+ years experience with implementing Oracle E-Business Suite

* 5+ years experience in Agile Product Development





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.
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: 2021-07-02 Expires: 2021-08-28
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