Manager, Product Management

Cox Automotive – Carmel, IN

Job Summary:
The Product Manager will work as a member of the NextGear Capital Portfolio Management team to drive the platform and operational requirements related to a software offering, including application new features and enhancements, program interfaces, security and performance related features for the product. In addition, this person is responsible for working with other stakeholders and the delivery team to gather requirements, create user stories, and manage the team backlog so that the solution effectively addresses user needs while maintaining technical integrity. As a Product Manager, you will represent the business needs for your teams and will be responsible for the product delivery including development, testing, documentation, migration and release.
  • Build and maintain relationships with collaboration partners across key functional areas:
    • Business unit employees to ensure a well-rounded understanding of product needs is being properly considered within product specifications.
    • Software developers and testers to collaborate on a quality software product that meets users needs.
    • Corporate Marketing and other internal groups to ensure the product functionality and delivery window is aligned with the overall corporate strategies and goals.
  • Be an expert for functionality within a defined module, system or set of products related to an application or system.
  • Define the solution strategy, roadmap and solution delivery plan for a defined module, system or set of products related to an application or system.
  • Serve as key technical interface between Operations and Product Management, addressing ad-hoc questions as they arise.
  • Create user stories to capture requirements and specifications from business needs in a detailed enough manner that developers can build the applicable solution.
  • Manage product backlog, prioritizing user stories that provide most value to the business.
  • Perform Product Development Manager duties, as a visible leader within development, documentation, testing, release and implementation.
  • Manage the whole product delivery cycle to ensure an on-target, high quality, timely release.
  • Candidate should have a proven track record of being able to plan, prioritize, estimate, and deliver work efforts based on commitments.
  • Contribute to standards around which others will operate.
  • Validate value propositions and develop business impact models.
  • Participate in interviewing and candidate selection for position openings across Technology.
  • College degree (BA/BS or advanced degree and/or equivalent experience)
  • 7+ years experience in product management, product software delivery, software quality assurance or related functions
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, as evidenced by experience with mentoring and guiding team members effectively
  • Experience with Agile teams and the ability to work with product and technology resources across different organizations
  • Work efficiently, sometimes with incomplete information to close gaps and meet the needs of internal stakeholders and customers alike
  • A self-starter, who proactively seeks to understand the client experience journey and associated pain points
  • Strong listening and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to build strong working relationships within and across delivery teams
  • Understanding of software development lifecycles

About Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone, while also enabling mobility services. The global companys 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader, Clutch Technologies,, Dealertrack, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, NextGear Capital, VinSolutions, vAuto and Xtime, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, tens of thousands of auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion.

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.

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