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Product Manager

Cox Automotive


Location:
Mississauga, ON
Date:
11/20/2017
2017-11-202017-12-19
Job Code:
1715781
Cox Automotive
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Job Details

Company Cox Automotive
Title: Product Manager
JobID: 1715781
Category: Product Management and Strategy
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time

Description

The Product Manager leads the development effort by conveying the vision to the team, defining the product roadmap, defining the feature sets, and prioritizing it based on business value. The Product Manager works closely with the Product Owners and Engineering Team to move the product through the Software Development Lifecycle.
The Product Manager is responsible for ensuring successful adoption of the product in the market. The Product Manager is responsible for determining which activities will produce the most business value and must aggressively determine which features of a product are most important, when they are developed and proper market delivery timeframes. The Product Manager is responsible for delivering the right product to the customer.

Essential Functions:
  • Collects and analyzes data on customer preferences, competitors, and market trends to identify potential markets, feature definition and prioritization.
  • Builds data-driven business cases for new initiatives whether for new products or existing products
  • Spends time in market researching the business processes and customer pain points to help define customer facing business processes and product feature sets. 
  • Interfaces with internal and external partners and clients as a representative and subject matter expert for the product(s) assigned.
  • Prepares and ensures smooth execution of go-to-market plans for products. Measures and assesses market satisfaction with new product introductions. 
  • Owns product roadmap and feature prioritization. Participates in establishing feature acceptance criteria and collaborative design sessions. Provides the Product Owner and Engineering team with definition, clarification and acceptance of features. 
  • Devise and evaluate methods and procedures for collecting data (such as surveys, opinion polls, or questionnaires), or arrange to obtain existing data. Prepare reports of findings, illustrating data graphically and translating complex findings into written text. 
  • Other special project and duties as assigned 

Qualifications

  • Previous software product management experience required (3+ years of experience).
  • Previous experience with Scrum or Agile methodologies strongly desired.
  • Experience in the following software strongly desired: Rally, MS Excel (Advanced), MS Powerpoint, MS Visio
  • Familiarity with the Automotive Finance industry a plus.
  • Must have excellent critical thinking skills - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Sound inductive reasoning required-- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Must have the ability to influence without formal authority
  • Must have moderate technical aptitude (technical degree or job experience a plus)
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment where information must be readily digested and decisions made expeditiously.

Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: CA-ON-Mississauga-2700 Matheson Blvd E

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Team Lead/Supervisor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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