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Lead Product Manager: Automotive Inventory Lifecycle Management

Company: Experis
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Title: Lead Product Manager: Automotive Inventory Lifecycle ManagementDuration: 6 months (with possible extension)Location: Austin, TX 78730 Position Summary:

  • Our client is looking for a Lead Product Manager: Automotive Inventory Lifecycle Management who has successfully developed and executed product roadmaps at large enterprise software companies. Leveraging technical, analytical, process and leadership skills, this role will drive the next generation of automotive digital transformation.
  • The ideal candidate for this role has a background in agile product management, building, launching and scaling products, strong technical and product acumen and ability to work in a dynamic and innovative environment.Position Responsibilities & Essential functions
    • Explore, analyze and communicate market and customer needs. Define requirements, roadmap and processes for developing and launching Automotive Inventory Lifecycle Management related products and services.
    • Engage in building and executing the product strategy and go-to-market activities.
    • Identify new products & areas of business growth.
    • Improve customer user experience regarding their automotive inventory management workflows.
    • Review competition to ensure our inventory lifecycle management products remain competitive and market leading.
    • Seek innovation to improve inventory processes across all phases of the vehicle inventory lifecycle.
    • Understand and participate in dealer and OEM strategies for the evolving needs of inventory services.
    • Identify how to monetize existing and new capabilities.
    • Leverage data and create product offerings that apply AI/ML techniques to generate analytics & business insights for OEMs and dealers.
    • Have an understanding of API and App marketplaces.
    • Drive use-cases for API integration with third-party apps through Fortellis.
    • Translate the product vision into epics, create user stories and engage with sprint team ceremonies to deliver against the roadmap. Be a key member of the product launch team.
    • Ensure engineering teams understand appropriate details and build to specified requirements.
    • Leverage your deep market and technical knowledge to partner with R&D to build and then take new offerings to market. This role also works closely with OEMs, third-party software providers and dealers to gather requirements.
    • Bring your product management expertise in an agile environment to incubate new innovation. This role requires collaborating cross-functionally with sales and marketing to gain market, competitive, and customer insights and translate that into outcomes that drive unique value proposition, differentiation and market-share growth.Qualifications & Job Requirements:
      • 6 to 8+ years of Product Management experience in an Agile software environment with specific experience in building roadmaps, developing user-stories, and working closely with engineering to develop & launch products and services.
      • Automotive experience highly desirable.
      • Experience with vehicle data (product configurations, pricing) required.
      • Experience with dealer and OEM inventory workflows required.
      • Experience with APIs, and preferably also with app marketplaces.
      • Strong knowledge of software development lifecycle is expected.
      • Experience with Applications, SaaS and PaaS desirable.
      • Possess financial acumen and experience with business-case development
      • Strong cross-functional leadership and collaboration skills.
      • Ability to take ill-defined business problems and translate them into actionable plans.
      • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to act under uncertainty.
      • Ability to communicate with engineers and non-technical audiences.
      • Proven track record in incubating new product innovations with strong customer and market feedback into an agile development environment. Ability to foster a learning organization.
      • Excellent listening, oral, and written communication & presentation skills.
      • Self-driven, highly motivated, with drive to deliver high impact results.
      • BS in Computer Science or equivalent required. MBA desirable. Pragmatic Institute certifications highly desirable.

Keywords: Experis, Austin , Lead Product Manager: Automotive Inventory Lifecycle Management, Professions , Austin, Texas

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