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Lead Product Manager

Company: Cox Automotive
Location: Pflugerville
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Lead Product Manager role is responsible for developing, managing, and optimizing one or more products. The role includes but is not limited to contributing to and managing the product roadmap, overseeing the implementation, and working in an agile environment with a cross-functional team to develop products that meet the needs of our consumers and clients. Requires in-depth and/or breadth of expertise in Product Management along with other job disciplines within the organization in order to successfully manage the product. Manages one or more producers of strategic importance to the organization due to high growth value, involving large cross-functional teams.



  • Formulates an in-depth understanding of problems by customer segment, persona and competitive landscape.
  • Partners with UX, marketing research, client solutions, and business stakeholders to observe and solicit feedback from clients.
  • Responsible for developing, managing, and optimizing one or more products.
  • Identifies, quantifies, and effectively communicates customer market opportunities.


    • Creates and maintains product vision and roadmap; creates business plans to secure funding; develops go-to-market strategy and value proposition.
    • Ensures feature alignment across products; manages feature creation and identifies business rules/impact.
    • Collaborates with other Product Managers to ensure alignment across products; participates in planning and pre/post-planning events (Demos and Inspect/Adapt).


      • Builds an effective relationship between Product & Development teams.
      • Collaborates with Product Owners, UX Designers and others to prototype, test and validate solutions.
      • Makes buy/build/partner recommendations to Agile Release Train(s).
      • Supports testing and partners with revenue and business stakeholders to develop pricing strategies and assess impact on Return on Investment (ROI).
      • Works with Product Readiness, Product Management and Marketing teams to communicate new products, and develop go-to-market strategy, plans, and training materials.


        • Assesses product performance against KPIs and makes corrections to improve performance; creates and delivers thoughtful information to influence key market constituents.
        • Makes end-of-life recommendations for non-performant products.

          Functional Skills

          • Analytical Thinking - Working knowledge of and ability to apply effective analytical techniques and tools. Analyzes issues, determines root cause, and creates/compares alternative solutions that are in the best interest of the business. Approaches situations by defining the issue, determining its significance, and identifying the forces, events and people impacting and impacted by the situation at hand. Uses logic and intuition to make inferences about the meaning of data and draws conclusions.
          • Managing Multiple Priorities - Manages multiple concurrent objectives, projects, or activities, making informed prioritization and time allocation decisions. Understands work and activity can be impacted by shifts in demands and priorities. Responds to day-to-day operational priorities while still making progress on project work. Addresses potential conflicts that impact delivery commitments, working with team members, management, and other stakeholders to re-prioritize as necessary.
          • Requirements Analysis - Working knowledge of and ability to elicit, analyze and document required business requirements. Engages with the customers, users, and other stakeholders to gather requirements. Utilizes appropriate methods, tools, and techniques for requirements analysis. Challenges, and manages conflicts and expectations associated with requirements analysis.
          • System and Technology Integration - Working knowledge of technology system features and facilities and the ability to integrate and communicate among applications, databases, and platforms. Works with existing interfaces as well as integration and migration plans within own area and across aligned/associated areas. Explores major issues and considerations for successful system integration. Plays an active role in current and planned integration efforts.
          • Technology Savvy - Working knowledge of technology and its ability to improve work processes and results (e.g., enhance productivity, efficiency, collaboration, quality, or customer satisfaction). Skilled in using technology to solve work-related problems and create new business opportunities. Pursues opportunities to develop knowledge and experiments with emerging technology solutions that can help accomplish work goals. Serves as a resource to help others understand and anticipate the impact of technology on current processes, products, and services.

            Foundational Skills

            • Acts with Integrity - Acts in accordance with one's own values, standards, and beliefs even when under pressure. Adheres to ethical and professional standards, regulations, and organizational policies. Shares information about oneself with others, acknowledging strengths as well as vulnerabilities.
            • Builds Partnerships - Proactively builds, nurtures, and maintains business-focused, long-term working relationships with partners inside and outside of the organization. Demonstrates flexibility when forming and adjusting partnerships to achieve broader goals. Shows willingness to work across boundaries to achieve outcomes addressing business, customer and partner goals and expectations.
            • Drives Innovation - Skilled in exploring alternative ways to view and solve problems to achieve results. Tries unique ways of doing things and tests promising ideas. Takes risks in the interest of finding a better way.
            • Focuses on Execution - Skilled in establishing goals that are designed to deliver exceptional business results. Tracks and broadcasts progress and accomplishments. Works tenaciously to overcome obstacles and meet or exceed goals.
            • Strives for Excellence - Skilled in establishing criteria and/or work procedures to achieve a high level of quality, productivity, and service. Dedicates required time and energy to assignments or tasks to ensure that no aspect of the work is neglected. Accepts responsibility for outcomes (positive or negative) and admits mistakes, refocusing efforts when appropriate.

              Education, experience and Qualifications

              • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline and 6 years' experience in a related field. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a master's degree and 4 years' experience; a Ph.D. and 1 year of experience; or 10 years' experience in a related field
              • Experience in API management, B2B integrations, and/or Data Management is required.
              • Applies comprehensive knowledge of business, product maturity and performance, and industry principles, practices, and procedures.
              • Working knowledge of SAFe Agile Methodology.
              • Familiar with recognized industry bodies of knowledge both generic and specific, and has a wide breadth of knowledge across the industry or business
              • Experience in design, development and implementation of product plans.
              • Experience in full product lifecycle methodologies.
              • Experience in creating, prioritizing and recommending epics and features.
              • Experience in in conducting competitive research and analysis.
              • Experience in identifying KPI's and other analytics to measure product value.
              • Experience with executive presentations.
              • Experience in a collaborative, cross-functional, and complex team environment.
              • Inventory and/or Enterprise domain experience preferred.

                USD 117,400.00 - 195,700.00 per year


                Compensation includes a base salary of $117,400.00 - $195,700.00. The base salary may vary within the anticipated base pay range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate's knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program.


                The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the company's needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness annually for their own wellness or that of family members. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

                About Cox Automotive

                At Cox Automotive, people of every background are driven by their passion for mobility, innovation and community. We transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, accelerating the industry with global powerhouse brands like Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and more. What's more, we do it all with an emphasis on employee growth and happiness. Drive your future forward and join Cox Automotive today!

                About Cox

                Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses - which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications - is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today!

                Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page .

                Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

                Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

Keywords: Cox Automotive, Pflugerville , Lead Product Manager, Executive , Pflugerville, Texas

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