Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Associate Vice President, Product Management','1715087','','Cox Automotive','!*!The Associate Vice President - Product Management is responsible for partnering with business leaders, technology leaders, and other stakeholders to champion the strategy, design, development, launch, and management of products that delight consumers, clients and team members, meet strategic and financial business objectives.
This leader will always be strengthening her/his understanding of our consumers, clients and team-members, their needs, and the emotional factors that drive their behavior. This leader will focus on developing team members into strategic product leaders of the future, bringing a balance of strategic creativity, clear thinking, and attention to detail to the role. This person will need to be courageous, challenging the status quo with an open, honest, and direct style that is effective in building trust and relationships. Must be willing to operate and lead in a fast-paced, agile environment that values results.
Lead the overall management of current Cox Automotive Next Gear Capital brand products through the full product lifecycle, including the creation and execution of new products and features as well as enhancements, extensions and retirements of existing products
Drive an operating model that ensures agile product delivery teams have the clarity and support they need to maximize product value and overall return on investment
Set strategic direction for products in partnership with other business, sales, marketing and CAPG leaders
Partner and collaborative closely with leaders, P&L Owners, Technology, Marketing, Client Success, Sales, and Operations Support partners and other CAPG leaders to ensure successful product strategy, design, delivery, and implementation efforts
Inspire and challenge the team to achieve more than they think is possible in the long run, ensuring that goals are ambitious yet achievable
Ensure the team is delivering on targeted financial, strategic, and operational commitments
Maintain an understanding of competitive position, target market and overall industry landscape; work to define and create the best products possible
Leverage in-depth understanding of our product capabilities and product offerings as well as marketplace trends to inform and help guide our overall product strategy in a rapidly changing digital landscape
Contribute to Cox Automotive Product thought leadership through participation in cross-division work groups
Foster effective business relationships with all internal and external partners, vendors and stakeholder
Actively develop talent within the product organization and create bench strength for all product teams including immediate succession','','','!*!
BS/BA Degree or equivalent knowledge or practical experience required, MBA or similar relevant degree preferred
10 years’ leadership experience in Business Operations, Product Development, Software Engineering, Marketing or related functions, with a minimum of 5 years in a significant Leadership capacity
Must be a proactive, decisive leader who takes initiative and demonstrates a high level of accountability to create a high-energy, accountable environment to which high performers gravitate
Leadership experience building and leading high performing teams at the executive level that consistently met or exceeded team and business goals in sophisticated, fast-paced, high change, matrixed organizations
Must possess the vision and understanding to effectively lead teams to consistently deliver exceptional product experiences to consumers and clients
Must be forward-thinking and anticipate content trends in the automotive industry and wholesale space
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and presentation skills
Exceptional leadership, management, motivational, and teamwork skills
Ability to build strong working relationships across the organization at all levels
Strong analytical and logical problem solving skills
Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in highly matrixed organizations
Ability to simplify complex ideas into component parts to communicate a vision effectively and efficiently
Must have a high sense of urgency and tenacity to achieve goals
Must be able to travel as needed, typically 25% of the time','','Cox Automotive','US-IN-Carmel-1320 City Center Dr','US-IN-Carmel-11799 N College Ave','Regular','Executive','Day Job','','Yes, 25 % of the Time','Full-time','Ongoing','Associate Vice President, Product Management
Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Website : http://www.coxenterprises.com
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of nearly $16 billion and approximately 50,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms); and Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions). The company's major national brands include AutoTrader.com, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, Savings.com and Valpak.