Product Owner

KAR GlobalIT & Cybersecurity 3-5 Years

Job Description

We are fast paced, forward thinking, and driven by data.
We are accelerating the used car industry.
We are looking for creative, talented, hard-working individuals to join us.
Buckle up. It's going to be a great ride.

Based in Carmel, Autoniq, LLC (powered by KAR Auction Services) is the leading mobile automotive appraisal service for car dealers. autoniq® is accelerating the used car industry by bringing data and technology together in a spectacular, first-of-its-kind fashion to help dealers acquire the right vehicles, at the right price, right now. We are committed to delivering data-driven solutions with a high-touch, personalized level of service to each of our clients.

We are looking for world-class individuals to join our team of creative technologists, forward-thinking product and marketing professionals, engineers, and visionary data specialist. We are committed to offering our employees top benefits and perks, including medical, dental, vision, tech subsidies, and much more.

We are looking for people that will help us continue a culture that is exciting, diverse, empowering, motivating, and challenging. Are you interested in learning more?

Job Description

As a member of Autoniq’s Product Management team, you will help shape the future and vision of our software offerings. Autoniq’s Product Owners are responsible for gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, helping to define the product vision, and working closely with engineering, sales, marketing, and support to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met. Data will be a key tool for the Product Owner; from understanding user behavior within the app to attracting new user subscriptions.

In this role, you will leverage your unique combination of business and technical knowledge to evaluate technical options and to represent business requirements to the technology organization. Additionally, the Product Owner will evangelize and educate other teams on how the platform’s capabilities can be utilized by other KAR business units.

Key Responsibilities:

“Owning” the product feature set for the business line to which the PO is assigned
Establish short term and long-term strategies based on data and customer feedback
Lead an agile team and manage product life cycle from conception to development to release
Convert product ideas to epics, features, and stories
Build, prioritize and maintain the product backlog
Lead backlog grooming and prioritization of multiple product lines during the release planning process
Initiating and prioritizing projects within Engineering and QA, tracking product development, and developing launch plans
Develop and maintain a product dashboard that provides insights on key app usage, trends and product sales
Work with product leadership and marketing on optimizing go-to-market launch plans
Acting as the voice of the customer in all interaction with Engineering
Documenting clear, concise product specifications
Present to client leadership through onsite meetings, tradeshows/conferences, conference calls, emails, and other daily/weekly/monthly interactions.
Education and Qualification Requirements:

BA/BSc in Marketing, Computer Science, Information Technology or related technical field, MBA a plus
4 + years software (preferably mobile app, Internet, eCommerce or Enterprise Software) Product Management experience
Experience with Agile transformation and/or agile development methodologies (KANBAN, Scrum) and tools (JIRA / ADO)
Previous experience in site or app analytics platforms is a must: App Dynamics, Google Analytics, Mix Panel, etc.
Cross-platform experience with the design and development of Responsive Sites. Mobile App experience is a plus.
Working knowledge and understanding of backend technology and enterprise platform- Complex Business rules, APIs, Database, SQL, and services-oriented architecture
A passion for creating an exceptional customer experience required
Experience writing customer-focused product specifications (writing samples may be requested)
Automotive knowledge a plus
Ability to adapt to new technologies and tools quickly
Must exhibit strong team player attributes with the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail
Self-starter able to learn quickly and to multitask in a fast-paced environment
Strong organizational and project management skills
Excellent attention to detail yet the ability to understand the big picture
Sense of urgency for completion of critical tasks
Ability to work in a cross-functional environment (e.g. Product Management, Engineering, Operations, Marketing, Production/Design, Finance, QA)
Results-driven individual who does whatever it takes to succeed and loves a challenge

Posted On

September 21, 2021