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Sr Product Owner - Analytics Product

Cox Automotive


Location:
Irvine, CA
Date:
11/16/2017
2017-11-162017-12-16
Job Code:
1714693
Cox Automotive
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Job Details

Company Cox Automotive
Title: Sr Product Owner - Analytics Product
JobID: 1714693
Category: Product Management and Strategy
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time

Description

Cox Automotive is seeking a Senior Product Owner to join our Analytics team in Irvine, CA.
Job Summary:
The Senior Product Owner develops and delivers solutions based on defined business and customer strategic vision and objectives. It is the Senior Product Owner who helps interpret the vision of the Product Strategy team and maintain clarity for the development teams.

Senior Product Owners work with Product Managers and Business Owners and a cross-functional team, which consists of a Scrum Master, Business Analyst(s), Developers and Quality Assurance disciplines to build, enhance and manage one or more of Manheim products, capabilities and services using Agile software methodologies. The Product Owner will manage the development effort to deliver enhancements using the strategic vision as well as key performance indicators established for the product.

Additionally, the Senior Product Owner is a Subject Matter Expert for their products, capabilities and services and provides guidance as necessary to others about their application/tools. For certain development efforts, it may be necessary to coordinate with other Product Owners to deliver on a vision that crosses multiple portfolios.

This role requires a high-level technical understanding of web applications and excellent communication and collaboration skills. Senior Product Owners must work closely with others across the business both inside and outside of the Technology organization and must be able to clearly communicate with individuals and groups having varying levels of expertise in Technology and Products. The successful candidate must have a demonstrable track record of achieving success in a dynamic, fast-paced software development environment. They must be able to adapt to rapidly changing priorities, make appropriate product decisions quickly and be co-located with their team to ensure accessibility by the team.

Your Role:

Design Solutions:

• Work at the strategic level while generating bold and innovative ideas for achieving mission and vision
• Product Ownership of business requirements, collaborate with others to craft solutions/documentation and represent client needs in project delivery; product requirements (core and custom)
• Drive product solutions including buy vs. build analysis; manage vendor selection, vendor relationships, and vendor solutions post launch
• Partner with Product Development to communicate product requirements and determine viable development strategies, deliverables, and release dates

Team Leadership:

Provide leadership to the agile development teams to ensure innovative technical high quality development of multi-product integration efforts and solution
Participate in project kick off and discovery activities for projects
Work within their Application(s) teams to decompose epics, themes and features into system level stories and/or designs
• Develop and maintain subject matter expertise in application features, behavior and high-level architecture
• Decide on the functionality, the release sequence and the budget to maximize customer satisfaction and ROI
• Manage the product backlog which includes prioritizing, triage, refining and complete management of the product log
• Prioritize and sequence the backlog according to business value or ROI
• Work closely with the Scrum Master and Project Managers to optimize velocity for the team
• Work with Scrum Master to prioritize and schedule production defects for resolution
• Work with Level 2 and Customer Care to understand call and ticket drivers
• Participate in the daily stand ups, Iteration Planning Meetings, project status meetings and retrospectives, and program strategy meetings
• Validate the product progress at the end of every iteration by participating in card signoff and showcase
• Participate in BA signoff and weekly UAT showcase meetings
• Conduct UAT testing for user groups

Reporting:

• Utilize defined KPIs to establish and track platform progress
• Provide documentation, measurement and reporting of results against objectives

Qualifications

Required:

• Develops new insights into situations and applies creative and innovative solutions to make organizational (product/market positioning) improvements and satisfy desired results
• Makes timely and effective decisions and produces results through effort generated by strategic and tactical planning and the effective implementation of projects, products, programs and scalable processes
• Experience managing SDLC and Agile projects using an iterative methodology
• 5+ years product management experience
• 3+ years of successful IT delivery experience
• Experience managing business requirements for software or web development, technical specifications,  understanding of milestones and deliverables, and other project documentation
• Clear and effective written communication, facilitation and presentation skills
• Strong analytical skills—ability to make decisions based on data, intuition & experience
• Must have proven work experience as a technical “influencer”
• Ability to work directly with customers to understand how they use the provided applications

What We Look For:

• 3+ years’ experience in Automotive Industry to understand client, sales, and consumer needs
• Experience with relevant business software preferred, including Microsoft Office applications
• Strong experience in Agile/ Scrum process
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-CA-Irvine-195 Technology Dr

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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