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R202440316

Manager, Product Management

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: Yes, 15% of the time

Job Category: Engineering / Product Development

Job Level: Manager/Senior Manager

Division: Cox Automotive

Location:

  • 10415 Morado Cir, Austin, Texas
  • Exton PA
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Description

The Manager Product Management is responsible for managing the technology lifecycle of new products, features or enhancements from conceptualization, requirements gathering, product specification, implementation, review and release.  Together with a team of product owners, this role evaluates technical options and represents business and customer requirements to the engineering organization, along with managing the product roadmap.  The Manager Product Management leads a team of product owners responsible for developing, managing and optimizing one or more small to medium-sized products.

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

  • Provide leadership and day-to-day direction to execute on short-term objectives for overall management of designated line of product(s) through the full product lifecycle, including the creation and execution of new products and features as well as enhancements, extensions and retirements of existing products. Ensure the mission and the values of the client are represented and incorporated throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Take part in creating an operating model that ensures agile product delivery teams have the clarity and support they need to maximize product value and overall return on investment. 
  • Partner and collaborate closely with leaders, P&L Owners, Technology, Marketing, Client Success, Sales, and Operations Support partners and other leaders to ensure successful product strategy, design, delivery, and implementation efforts.              
  • Ensure their team is delivering on targeted financial, strategic, and operational short to mid-term commitments.       
  • Oversee short-term workforce and staffing plans and ensure availability of human capital necessary to accomplish planned business results.
  • Maintain an understanding of competitive position, target market and overall industry landscape that supports the work to define and create product(s).
  • Leverage specialized understanding of our product capabilities and product offerings as well as marketplace trends to inform and help guide our overall product strategy in a rapidly changing digital landscape.
  • Use influence and contribute to Cox Automotive Product thought leadership within area leadership regarding operational matters.      
  • Foster effective business relationships with all internal and external partners, vendors and stakeholders.     
  • Actively develop talent within the team.
  • Lead and resolve business issues or problems that have department wide impact for short-term operational goals.
  • Provides direction to a team of Product Owners responsible for a small to mid-sized portfolio of projects.
  • Contributes to near-and long-range planning within assigned area of responsibility.
  • Drives business analysis and experimentation, capturing insights that inform product design and development.
  • Manages the complete life cycle of assigned products from concept to retirement.
  • Ensures cross-functional team support on all aspects of product design, development and execution.
  • Monitors customer experience and identifies/recommends enhancements to improve that experience and lead to greater adoption.
  • Establishes and consults on best practices and standard operating procedures for product development, deployment, implementation and support.
  • Analytical Thinking - Possesses the foundational knowledge and ability to apply effective analytical techniques and tools. Analyzes organizational issues, determines the root cause, and creates 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 arrive at conclusions, applying flow charts, diagrams, and other tools as necessary. Able to systematically compare and assess varied alternative solutions.
  • Business Acumen - Applies foundational knowledge of economic, financial, market, and industry trends to understand and improve individual, work group and/or organizational results. Demonstrates an understanding of major business functions, industry trends and own organization’s position to contribute to effective business strategies and/or tactics. Analyzes economic, financial, market and industry information from multiple sources to identify trends, assess current business strategies and results and/or evaluate specific opportunities. Articulates the implications of trends for own department or team as well as for the broader organization. Understands the nature and interdependencies of the organization's departments and functions. Understands the industry and leverages that understanding to maximize results, limit risks and effectively contribute to the team, department and/or broader organization.
  • Project Administration & Management – Foundational knowledge of and ability to use, organizational methods, practices and tools for administering, facilitating and/or managing projects. Utilizes project administration and/or management tools for project-related time and resource estimation, dependency identification, conflict identification, task assignments, documentation and reporting. Documents project meetings, including status reports on deliverables and next steps. Develops cost-benefit analyses, tracking and reviewing actual versus planned costs. Ensures project-related problems are surfaced, documented and reported to appropriate project personnel and/or management.
  • Requirements Analysis – Foundational knowledge and ability to elicit, analyze and record required business functionality and non-functionality requirements to ensure the success of a system or software development project. Engages with the customers, users and other stakeholders to extract and gather requirements. Utilizes organizational methods, tools and techniques for requirements analysis. Confirms deliverables, challenges, conflicts and expectations associated with requirements analysis. Determines additional functional and informational requirements, prepares models and documentation.
  • Technology Savvy – Foundational knowledge of technology and its ability to improve work processes and results (e.g., enhance productivity, efficiency, collaboration, quality, or customer satisfaction). Uses technology to solve work-related problems, find new methods to enhance results, and create new business opportunities. Pursues opportunities to develop knowledge and experiments with emerging technology solutions that can help accomplish work goals.
  • Other duties as needed or required

foundational skills

  • 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.
  • Engages Others - Asks for others' ideas and builds on their ideas to reach mutually agreeable solutions. Seeks and respects alternative approaches and conflicting viewpoints to identify points of agreement. Empathizes with others’ concerns.
  • Guides Team Success - Ensures that the team's purpose and importance are defined, clarified, and understood. Guides the team in setting specific and measurable short-and long-term goals. Builds others' sense of task

WHO YOU ARE:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in related field; Advanced degree is a plus
  • Minimum of 6+ years of related work experience at least 3 years’ experience in a management/leadership role
  • Applies leadership experience building and leading high performing teams that consistently meet or exceed team and business goals in a fast-paced, high change, matrixed organization.
  • Applies knowledge in business, product performance and industry principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Working knowledge for SAFe Agile Methodology.
  • Serves as point of contact and/or source of technical knowledge in primary discipline or technical area.
  • 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 conducting competitive research and analysis.
  • Working experience in identifying KPI's and other analytics to measure product value.
  • Working experience with leadership presentations.
  • Working experience in working with a collaborative, cross-functional team environment.

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.

Compensation:

Compensation includes a base salary of $117,400.00 - $195,700.00. The base salary may vary within the anticipated base pay range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program.

Benefits:

The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the company’s needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness annually for their own wellness or that of family members. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

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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