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Senior Manager, Product Management

Cox Automotive
Atlanta, GA 30303
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*Primary Location: *6325 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA, USA
*Division: *Cox Automotive
*Job Level: *Manager/Senior Manager
*Travel: *No
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *202100614
The Sr. Manager, Product Management role will be responsible for developing, managing and optimizing multiple large, complex product lines. The role includes but is not limited to establishing product strategy, building and managing product roadmap, conducting thorough product discovery in partnership with business partners and clients, overseeing product development and delivery, and serve as a people leader for multiple product delivery team members as well as partner with engineering and agile leaders to build high performing delivery teams. This role will be responsible for products and applications within the Vehicle Information release train which focus on obtaining, analyzing and displaying condition information and recommending/approving reconditioning based on that condition information.


TECHNICAL/FUNCTIONAL SKILLS




* Product Management - Manages the full product lifecycle to ensure that, over time, the needs of customers/users continue to be met and that financial and other benefits are achieved. Acts as owner/champion for one or more products or services. Selects, adopts and adapts appropriate product development methods, tools, and techniques selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches. Analyzes market and/or user research, feedback, expert opinion and usage data to understand needs and opportunities. Develops product propositions and determines product positioning and variants for different customer and user segments. Prioritizes product requirements and owns the product backlog. Coordinates trials and product launches and supports communications and training. Anticipates changes in customer/user needs; adapts products and creates product retirement and transitioning plans.

* Portfolio Management - Ensures that program/project leads and/or service owners adhere to the agreed portfolio management approach and timetable and that they provide the appropriate information to agreed targets of timelines and accuracy. Produces reports as appropriate for portfolio governance, including making recommendations for changes to the portfolio.

* Requirements & Definition Management - Defines and manages product scoping, requirements definition and prioritization activities for initiatives of medium size and complexity. Facilitates input from stakeholders, provides constructive challenge and enables effective prioritization of requirements. Reviews requirements for errors and omissions. Establishes the requirements base-lines, obtains formal agreement to requirements, and ensures traceability to source. Investigates, manages, and applies authorized requests for changes to base-lined requirements, in line with change management policy.

* Relationship Management - Identifies the communications and relationship needs of stakeholder groups. Translates communications/stakeholder engagement strategies into specific activities and deliverables. Facilitates open communication and discussion between stakeholders, acting as a single point of contact by developing, maintaining and working to stakeholder engagement strategies and plans. Provides informed feedback to assess and promote understanding. Facilitates business decision-making processes. Captures and disseminates technical and business information.

* Innovation - Manages the innovation pipeline and executes innovation processes. Develops, evolves and adapts innovation tools, processes and infrastructures to drive the process of innovation. Identifies resources and capabilities needed to support innovation. Encourages and motivates innovation communities, teams and individuals to share creative ideas and learn from failures. Manages and facilitates the communication and open flow of creative ideas between interested parties and the set-up of innovation networks and communities.

* Performance Management - Supervises individuals and teams. Allocates routine tasks and/or project work. Provides direction, support and guidance as necessary, in line with individuals skills and abilities. Monitors progress against agreed quality and performance criteria. Acts to facilitate effective working relationships between team members.

* Other duties as needed or required.

* Requires physical ability and mental acuity to execute the duties of the position successfully within required timeframes in order to meet business requirements.




Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, Engineering, Communications, or related field; Masters degree preferred

* 10 years of experience demonstrating increasing levels of leadership / management responsibilities; or equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.

* Demonstrated ability to influence both with and without direct authority, building and leading high performing teams that consistently meet or exceed team and business goals in a fast-paced, high change, matrixed organization.

* Deep experience in identifying product and partner KPI's and other analytics to measure product value.

* Strong ability to create and deliver leadership presentations.

* Demonstrated experience in conducting competitive research and analysis.

* Data-informed mindset with proven experience in discovering product solutions through analyzing qualitative and quantitative data

* Working knowledge of Agile product development lifecycle methodology, with proven ability to create epics and features for development

* Working experience in working with a collaborative, cross-functional team environment.

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

* 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.





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: 2021-02-16 Expires: 2021-04-01
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