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R202438281

Senior Product Manager

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: No

Job Category: Engineering / Product Development

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Automotive

Location:

  • 10415 Morado Cir, Austin, Texas
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Description

The Senior Product Manager role will be responsible for developing, managing and optimizing one or more data products, such as data sets and APIs. These data products are used by Data Analysts/Scientists/Product teams to produce data-driven insights that power products across the Cox Automotive landscape. The role includes but is not limited to contributing to and managing the product roadmap, overseeing the implementation and working in an agile environment with a cross-functional team to develop products that meet the needs of our consumers and clients. Recognized as an expert within the company and requires in-depth and/or breadth of expertise in Product Management along with other job disciplines within the organization to successfully manage the product. Manages small to medium-sized products.

Strategy/Discovery:                                                                                                        

  • Identifies, quantifies, and effectively communicates customer market opportunities; analyzes competitive landscape and validates solutions for future products.

  • Partners with customers to understand needs and execute on value-added work to increase richness and usability of our data products.

  • Manages more complex aspects of existing products/product lines

Planning:

  • Create and maintain product vision and roadmap. Illustrate market problems in a way that puts the problem in context. Provide relevant, timely and easily consumable updates to all internal and external audiences.

  • Create Epics and Features and ensures it aligns across products; manage feature creation, identify business rules and business impact; involve Product Delivery Managers to ensure delivery team is aligned to features and feature acceptance criteria; collaborate with other product managers to ensure alignment across products; participate in planning and pre/post-planning events (Demos and Inspect/Adapt).

Development:

  • Build an effective relationship between Product & Development teams.

  • Collaborate with Product Delivery Managers, Architecture and others to execute work including prototyping and testing to validate solutions.

  • Recommends and helps implement Product Management’s process improvement initiatives.

Sales & Client Engagement :

  • Engages with cross-functional stakeholders and business partners, to ensure product vision addresses:

    • Marketplace access

    • Format

    • Key features and functionality requirements, service, and support requirements

    • Key accounts and prospects

  • Collaborates cross-functionally to evaluate opportunities with a promise of positive product/product line impact.

Evaluation:

  • Measures and monitors product KPI performance, and provides strategy and roadmap input accordingly; makes end-of-life recommendations for non-performant products.

  • Evaluates customer/market/financial data, identifies emerging patterns, trends and problems, and recommends strategies and approaches for resolution.

Functional skills

  • Analytical Thinking – Working knowledge of and ability to apply effective analytical techniques and tools. Analyzes issues, determines root cause, and creates/compares alternative solutions that are in the best interest of the business. Approaches situations by defining the issue, determining its significance, and identifying the forces, events and people impacting and impacted by the situation at hand. Uses logic and intuition to make inferences about the meaning of data and draws conclusions.

  • Managing Multiple Priorities - Manages multiple concurrent objectives, projects, or activities, making informed prioritization and time allocation decisions. Understands work and activity can be impacted by shifts in demands and priorities.  Responds to day-to-day operational priorities while still making progress on project work.  Addresses potential conflicts that impact delivery commitments, working with team members, management, and other stakeholders to re-prioritize as necessary.

  • Requirements Analysis – Working knowledge of and ability to elicit, analyze and document required business requirements. Engages with the customers, users, and other stakeholders to gather requirements. Utilizes appropriate methods, tools, and techniques for requirements analysis. Challenges, and manages conflicts and expectations associated with requirements analysis.

  • System and Technology Integration – Working knowledge of technology system features and facilities and the ability to integrate and communicate among applications, databases, and platforms. Works with existing interfaces as well as integration and migration plans within own area and across aligned/associated areas. Explores major issues and considerations for successful system integration. Plays an active role in current and planned integration efforts.

  • Technology Savvy – Working knowledge of technology and its ability to improve work processes and results (e.g., enhance productivity, efficiency, collaboration, quality, or customer satisfaction). Skilled in using technology to solve work-related problems and create new business opportunities. Pursues opportunities to develop knowledge and experiments with emerging technology solutions that can help accomplish work goals. Serves as a resource to help others understand and anticipate the impact of technology on current processes, products, and services.

  • Acts with Integrity – Acts in accordance with one's own values, standards, and beliefs even when under pressure. Adheres to ethical and professional standards, regulations, and organizational policies. Shares information about oneself with others, acknowledging strengths as well as vulnerabilities.

  • Builds Partnerships - Proactively builds, nurtures, and maintains business-focused, long-term working relationships with partners inside and outside of the organization. Demonstrates flexibility when forming and adjusting partnerships to achieve broader goals. Shows willingness to work across boundaries to achieve outcomes addressing business, customer and partner goals and expectations.

  • Drives Innovation – Skilled in exploring alternative ways to view and solve problems to achieve results. Tries unique ways of doing things and tests promising ideas. Takes risks in the interest of finding a better way.

  • Focuses on Execution - Skilled in establishing goals that are designed to deliver exceptional business results. Tracks and broadcasts progress and accomplishments. Works tenaciously to overcome obstacles and meet or exceed goals.

  • Strives for Excellence – Skilled in establishing criteria and/or work procedures to achieve a high level of quality, productivity, and service. Dedicates required time and energy to assignments or tasks to ensure that no aspect of the work is neglected. Accepts responsibility for outcomes (positive or negative) and admits mistakes, refocusing efforts when appropriate.

Education, experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and 4 years’ experience in a related field. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a master’s degree and 2 years’ experience; a Ph.D. and up to 1 year of experience; or 16 years’ experience in a related field

  • Minimum of 4 years of related work experience.

  • Proficiency in writing SQL and querying data, highly desired.

  • Applies a broad knowledge of business, product performance and industry principles, practices, and procedures.

  • Working knowledge of SAFe Agile Methodology.

  • Experience working cross-functionally with a variety of different domains, including Engineering, Finance, and Business Development.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, that can be applied across a diverse set of audiences.

  • Experience in design, development and implementation of product plans.

  • Experience in full product lifecycle methodologies.

  • Experience in creating, prioritizing and recommending epics and features.

  • Experience in in conducting competitive research and analysis.

  • Experience in identifying KPI's and other analytics to measure product value.

  • Experience with executive presentations.


Drug Testing:

To be employed in this role, you'll need to clear a pre-employment drug test. Cox Automotive does not currently administer a pre-employment drug test for marijuana for this position. However, we are a drug-free workplace, so the possession, use or being under the influence of drugs illegal under federal or state law during work hours, on company property and/or in company vehicles is prohibited.

About Cox Automotive

At Cox Automotive, people of every background are driven by their passion for mobility, innovation and community. We transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, accelerating the industry with global powerhouse brands like Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and more. What’s more, we do it all with an emphasis on employee growth and happiness. Drive your future forward and join Cox Automotive today! 

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 

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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.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s 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 accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

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