Product Manager

Description

Job Description

The Product Manager is responsible for supporting assigned products through their full lifecycle to drive profitable revenue growth and an enhanced client experience. This is accomplished by executing the product roadmap while collaborating with business, operations, and technology partners. The Product Manager works closely with the Sr. Product Manager for planning, go-to-market strategy, product enhancements, and monitoring performance metrics, with a goal of ensuring the strategy is supported and the tactical plan is properly developed and executed. In this role, the PM will also work closely with other Product Managers, Business Analyst(s), Scrum Master, Developers and Quality Assurance disciplines to build, enhance and manage one or more products, capabilities and services using Agile software methodologies. Additionally, this role requires a high-level technical understanding of web applications and excellent communication and collaboration skills. Product Managers must work closely with others across the business both inside and outside of the Product and Technology organizations and must be able to clearly communicate with individuals and groups having varying levels of expertise in Technology and Products.

Responsibilities

  • Product management support for products, product suites, and client experiences
  • Understand business goals to ensure they are met
  • Manage business stakeholder communication, in coordination with Sr. Product Managers, to communicate key information, decisions, status, and timelines
  • Provide product contributions, leadership, and tactical delivery while collaborating with sales, client experience, technology, support, product marketing, and clients
  • Identify new product opportunities as needed and define business requirements
  • Support the creation and development of business-case feasibility
  • Support the product roadmap and drive plans to achieve company goals, and market and consumer insights
  • Establish objective success criteria for products, features, and client experiences
  • Plan, organize, and manage the integration and launch of new products and features
  • Define, coordinate, and implement the go-to-market plan for product launches
  • Coordinate the activities, teams, and personnel required to deliver and launch a product on schedule
  • Ensure marketing, communications, and training plans are executed to support client adoption of product offering
  • The management of financial performance of product or portfolio
  • Internal and external representative of product(s)
  • Participate in project kick-off and discovery activities for projects
  • Work within IT capability team(s) to decompose epics, themes, and features into system level stories and/or designs
  • Understand and communicate client needs to application development teams
  • Manage the product backlog (including prioritizing, triage, refining and complete management of the product log)
  • Work closely with Scrum Master and Business Analysts to optimize velocity for the team
  • Participate in the daily stand-ups, Iteration Planning meetings, project status meetings, retrospectives, and program strategy meetings
  • Validate the product progress at the end of every iteration by participating in signoff and showcase/demo
  • Conduct UAT testing for user groups
  • Actively participate in post-release war rooms to provide support, catalog and evaluate impacts and issues

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • BS/BA Degree; MBA preferred
  • 3-5+ years of experience in the management/development/execution/launch of products/services, ideally within the auction services product portfolio
  • Experience working in environments requiring cross-functional collaboration and decision making
  • Ability to resolve issues, develop alternative solutions and provide justified recommendations
  • Effective communication skills – ability to craft solid messaging for the intended audience including clients, partners, team members, and cross-functional stakeholders
  • Experience managing SDLC and Agile projects using an iterative methodology
  • Experience managing business requirements for software or web development, technical specifications, understanding of milestones and deliverables, and other project documentation
  • Strong understanding of the product development life cycle (relevant experience in all phases)
  • Knowledge of client/product requirements and market
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven ability to manage portfolio of products
  • Strong problem solving, project management, and meeting facilitation skills
  • Experience interfacing with clients to solve business problems
  • A sense of urgency and commitment to achieving timelines and goal achievement
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with product team members, boundary partners, and field team members
  • Excellent written, verbal, presentation and demo skills required, with the ability to communicate across business and technology
  • Travel required (up to 25%)

Cox Automotive is a leader in vehicle remarketing services, digital marketing and software solutions for automotive dealers, manufacturers and consumers. Cox Automotive includes AutoTrader.com, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and a host of other global businesses and brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, Cox Automotive employs nearly 24,000 employees in over 150 locations worldwide. We partner with more than 40,000 dealers and touch more than 67 percent of all car buyers in the U.S. with the most recognized brands in the industry. We unite more than 20 brands in this space, providing an end-to-end solution to transform the way the world buys, sells and owns cars.

Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-TX-Dallas-13737 Noel Rd

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Team Leader

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing


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