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Dealer Product Manager

Company: Ford Motors
Location: Dearborn
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow's transportation.

Ford Credit's new Product Organization is taking shape, with the formation of six teams designed to make it easier for product teams to truly obsess over improving the customer experience and, ultimately, help Ford Credit be a reason customers choose and stay with Ford. The new organization is made up of two parts - one focused on the end user (consumers, self-managed commercial and dealers) and one focused on the platforms that support these customers. The teams will not be doing this work alone. They will be calling on employee expertise and the requirements of the entire Ford Credit team, from business center operations, to sales, to risk and every team in between, to reach Ford Credit's winning aspiration.

What you'll be able to do:

At Ford, we're passionate about delivering a car buying or leasing experience that is as enjoyable as our driving experience. That's why we're seeking an outstanding individual with a passion for obsessing over every user's need and desire in order to build innovative products that amaze and delight our customers. Dedication, diligence, and resourcefulness such as yours are why customers choose and stay with Ford. This role will require exceptional critical thinking, a collaborative spirit, an entrepreneurial approach, and a drive for innovation. To accomplish your mission, you will:

  • Drive the lifecycle of a product from ideation through implementation
  • Leverage user research to launch and land success metrics
  • Continue iterating on the product to improve the user's journey
  • Obsess over areas of the user experience and pain points
  • Write compelling product requirement documents (PRDs)
  • Drive the product roadmap while delivering high-quality and impactful landings
  • Partner closely with Engineering, User Experience (UX), and other cross-functional teams to create, drive and deliver an innovative, compelling, and user-friendly experience Minimum requirements we seek:
    • Bachelor's degree
    • 2+ years of experience as a Product Manager with demonstrated ability to improve existing products while effectively working in teams with a diverse set of backgrounds Our preferred requirements:
      • Master's degree or MBA
      • Ability to prioritize, manage and deliver on multiple assignments with minimal direction
      • Strong executive presence and attention to detail
      • Ability to influence, persuade and engage in difficult conversations
      • Strong cross-functional relationship-building abilities
      • Comfortable finding effective solutions to difficult problems
      • Ability to effectively work across all levels of the organization to achieve organizational objectives
      • Proven experience fostering inclusion and a shared vision within diverse teams
      • Ability to evolve product strategy through research, data, and industry trends
      • Excellent communication, organizational, and planning skills
      • Excellent influencing, analytical and problem-solving skills
      • Ability to generate creative insights in a white space environment
      • Knowledge of multiple functional areas, including product ownership, engineering, UX/UI, sales, customer support, finance or marketing
      • Experience driving product vision
      • Background working in a matrixed team structure
      • Ability to thrive in an innovative and fast-paced environment
      • Experience leading specifications for software developers
      • Product experience with large-scale systems
      • Development expertise using various desktop and mobile app frameworks
      • Experience developing software or internet products and technologies to define technical product features
      • In-depth knowledge of the commercial, consumer, or dealer areasOpen to remote work arrangements. Preferred location is Dearborn, MI.
        *Candidates who successfully pass the product interview will be further reviewed by a hiring committee for consideration. Multiple interviews may be conducted."

        What you'll receive in return:

        As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

        If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we'd love to have you join us. Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

        By choice, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.For information on Ford's salary and benefits, please visit:
        2022 New Hire Benefits Summary GSR HTHD (ford.com)
        At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combating COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.

Keywords: Ford Motors, Dearborn , Dealer Product Manager, Executive , Dearborn, Michigan

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