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Associate Product Manager

Cox Automotive


Location:
Mission, KS
Date:
12/13/2017
2017-12-132018-01-11
Job Code:
1717622
Cox Automotive
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Job Details

Company Cox Automotive
Title: Associate Product Manager
JobID: 1717622
Category: Product Management and Strategy
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time

Description

The Associate Product Manager for the Communications Platform is responsible for working with various solution groups, departments, development teams, and the domain Product Manager(s) to effectively communicate, document, and execute on requirements in alignment with the ‘Sales and F&I’ vision for Cox Automotive. This role is focused on driving innovation on the Communications Platform and works with other Domain teams on Texting, Call Tracking, Email and services to support these functions in other teams. 
This position must have a solid understanding of product disciplines and the ability to translate business needs into technical requirements. They will serve as an organizer, facilitator, analyst, and problem solver of the domain’s responsibilities. 
Excellent analytical skills and the ability to work and contribute in a team environment are essential. The Associate Product Manager must have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
Principle Duties
  • Work closely and interact directly with stakeholders, users, developers, and other business units to identify, interpret, and document business requirements
  • Construct and document user stories and acceptance criteria that clearly articulate the need and the business value per Cox Automotive Agile standards
  • Conduct analysis that identifies current state business process or system inadequacies
  • Present ideas for process and systems improvement recommendations that assist the business in achieving its goals and objectives, while leveraging best practices and professional experiences
  • Obtain and maintain a working knowledge of Connect CRM and DealerTrack F&I applications and customer needs, as well as other business units within Cox Automotive
  • Communicate any impacts or changes in project scope to team members and leadership
  • Work with team to proactively identify work, communicate, and resolve project issues and risks that interfere with project execution or success
  • Ensure appropriate product documentation is produced
  • Collaborate closely with development teams to ensure timely delivery of team deliverables
  • Manage individual work load and assist with defining and prioritizing tasks
  • Define acceptance criteria for development teams, and if needed, perform UAT activities to ensure accuracy
  • Assist other Business Analysts, Product Managers, and Quality Analysts as needed or required
  • Ability to work effectively on multiple assignments, activities or projects
  • Assist in data analysis for product launch material
  • Assist in development/distribution of marketing materials around new products/changes
  • Assist with training activities for product launches
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment where information must be readily digested and decisions made expeditiously.
  • Must have excellent critical thinking skills - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent work experience required
  • 1 year experience in product management or CRM communications products
  • Preferred Experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework)
  • Automotive industry
  • Finance/Lending industry
  • CRM
  • Familiarity with data science, machine learning, BI tools, or Hadoop

 



About Cox Automotive

 

Cox Automotive is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, retail, financial and wholesale solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. The Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, VinSolutions®, Xtime®, incadea® and a host of other brands. With a complete and connected view of the automotive ecosystem, Cox Automotive is a global company connecting people, cars and capabilities with services that link the automotive value chain. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.



Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-KS-Mission-5700 Broadmoor St

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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