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Senior Product Manager

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Job Category: Engineering / Product Development

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Automotive


  • 11799 N College Ave, Carmel, Indiana
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NextGear Capital, A Cox Automotive company,  is hiring a Senior Product Manager.   This innately curious and forward-thinking individual will lead discovery and strategy for a mission-critical product line.  Your goal will be to develop and drive a rich understanding for your client and their respective problem space.  You will establish the product roadmap, in partnership with the release train product lead while also continuing to assess and measure product performance in the market today.  Additionally, you must be capable of presenting to executive audiences and large groups, interviewing end users, and communicating technical information to non-technical people.  The ideal candidate is an experienced leader with demonstrated experience identifying, quantifying, and prioritizing opportunities to drive value.  This person is also a self-starter who is passionate about problem solving, comfortable operating with direct and indirect influence, acclimates well to change, and is objective and detail oriented. 

Primary Responsibilities:  


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

  • Conduct problem discovery activities, both qualitative and quantitative, to understand user pain points and determine opportunities for new solutions. 

  • Establish concise value statements, objectives, and key results for product initiatives that will guide the organization and delivery teams in measuring success. 

Innovation & Evaluation:  

  • Assess product performance against KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and adjust to improve performance; create and deliver thoughtful information to influence key market constituents. 

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

Strategy / Planning:  

  • Create and maintain product vision and roadmap, including development of go-to-market strategy and value-proposition messaging.  

  • Manage the full product lifecycle to ensure that the needs of internal and external customers are met.   

  • Conduct in-market tests, experiments, pilots, and product launches to support in-flight data initiatives. 


  • Build an effective partnership between Product & Engineering, collaborating within the Product team as well as User Experience, Engineering, and Architecture teams to execute work. 

  • Serve as the “voice of the customer” to the team and delivery stream by representing and reinforcing the customer’s perspective throughout product realization cycles. 

  • Work with Product Owners to provide clear direction to delivery teams on defined product priorities 


Required Knowledge, Experience & Education:  

  • 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

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

  • Proficiency in Human Centered Design principles and Design Thinking techniques, including LUMA methods 

  • Proficiency in delivering solutions across web and mobile technologies, either as an individual or as part of a team 

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

  • Working knowledge for SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) Agile Methodology. 

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

  • Develops a wide breadth of knowledge across 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 KPI's and other analytics to measure product value. 

  • Working experience with executive presentations. 

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

  • Certifications are a plus: (Scrum Alliance, Pragmatic Marketing, LUMA Institute) 

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 includes a base salary of $97,100.00 - $161,800.00. 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.


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

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