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Sr Product Owner - Analytics Product 9/16/2017

Cox Automotive Irvine, CA

Company
Cox Automotive
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
1714693
Location
Irvine, CA
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree
AJE Ref #
579540287

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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.

Overview

Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of $18 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms).

The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Manheim. Through Cox Automotive, the company's international operations stretch across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America. To learn more about Cox's commitment to people, sustainability and our communities, please visit CoxCSRReport.com.

Company Size:
5,001-10,000 Employees
Industry
Telecommunications
Founded:
1898
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Headquarters:
6305 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30328

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