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Director, Product Management

Cox Automotive

South Jordan, UT
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Cox Automotive
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Company Cox Automotive
Title: Director, Product Management
JobID: 1717008
Category: Product Management and Strategy
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time


The Director, Product Management is responsible for partnering with product leaders, business leaders, technology leaders, and other stakeholders to lead and champion the development of new and evolution of existing products that delight clients, meet strategic and financial business objectives, and continue to position the Dealertrack DMS to thrive and win in the market over time.

The ideal candidate will bring a balanced mix of people leadership skills, strategic thinking skills, diverse communication skills, project planning skills, and project execution skills.  

The individual will not only lead the Product Managers that support existing products but also be responsible for the innovation and growth of Cox Automotive Solutions & Dealertrack DMS product suite.

This person will partner with the Engineering, Product, and Business Leaders to identify and implement process improvements to enhance our product suite, and they will work closely with the key business stakeholders to identify ways to improve our product marketing and product launch efforts.   

The candidate will also develop and maintain relationships with our clients to better understand their needs and pain points with the Dealertrack DMS and other Retail Solutions Software in addition to other competitors in the marketplace.

Responsibilities (including but not limited to):
• Lead and manage the full lifecycle of products within the DMS Core portfolio
• Translate vision into a product roadmap that balances market needs with internal resources that provide the company’s product offerings with unique competitive advantages
• Translate vision into a product roadmap that balances market needs with internal resources that provide the company’s Inventory Software product offerings with unique competitive advantages
• Work with the Executive Team at Dealertrack DMS and Cox Automotive Retail Solutions to identify and prioritize new product initiatives on a quarterly and yearly basis
• Provide regular updates to the Dealertrack DMS, Cox Automotive Executive Teams, and select Clients on the current and future objectives for Dealertrack DMS Roadmap
• Establish strong relationships with a key group of our Clients to foster ongoing, two-way communication on current product features and future product concepts
• Champion continuous process improvements within the Product, User Experience, and Engineering teams to both grow and develop team members and to drive greater efficiencies in the product delivery pipeline
• Manage, provide ongoing mentoring and oversight for the Product Managers
• Oversee the definition, design, development, and launch of new products and enhancements 
• Partner with technology and business leaders to ensure the Product Roadmap supports Dealertrack DMS and Cox Automotive business objectives
• Work directly with Sales, Performance Management, Operations, Marketing and Client Support to maintain a solid understanding of both the competitive landscape and customer needs
• Serve as the champion for product initiatives to the portfolio team, delivery stream, release trains and other roles from User Experience, Product Managers, Engineers, and Scrum Masters


• 10+ years of experience in a Product Management or Product Development role
• 10+ years of leading product development teams using multiple methodologies
• 10+ years of experience directly managing and leading
• Strong technical background with the ability to quickly develop deep product knowledge and communicate the business values to the field and customers 
• Proven ability to work in a fast-paced cross-functional team environment with geographically distributed team members
• Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with ability to present and translate complex information to executive, technical, and business partners
• Ability to contribute to defining a strategic vision and to articulate it in front of a variety of audiences
• Proven organizational skills; ability to multi-task and work on several assignments concurrently; detail oriented individual
• Excellent interpersonal skills, proven track record of building strong relationships and establishing credibility with customers, prospects, analysts, sales, R&D, and the management team
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
• Automotive experience is strongly desired
• Up to 25% travel may be required

Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-UT-South Jordan-10757 S River Front Pkwy

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Director/Senior Director

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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