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CPQ Lead Product Analyst

Date:  Sep 15, 2021
Location: 

Hoffman Estates, IL, US, 60169

97323

Power the Possibilities
The CDK Global technology team is looking for collaborative innovators who are passionate about making their mark on emerging enterprise software products. We’re building and developing cloud technology for the automotive retail industry
that will change the landscape for automotive dealers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the customers they serve.

Be Part of Something Bigger
Each year, more than three percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) is attributed to the auto industry, which flows through our customer, the auto dealer. It’s time you joined an evolving marketplace where research and development
investment is measured in the tens of billions. It’s time you were a part of something bigger.

We’re expanding our workforce – engineers, architects, developers and more – onboarding early adopters who can optimize, pivot and keep pace with ever-evolving development roadmaps and applications.

Join Our Team
Growth potential, flexibility and material impact on the success and quality of a next-gen, enterprise software product make CDK an excellent choice for those who thrive in challenging, fast-paced engineering environments.
The possibilities for impact are endless. We have exceptional opportunities to evolve our industry by driving change through new technology.


If you’re ready for high-impact, you’re ready for CDK.

We’re excited about your interest in joining the CDK Enterprise Information Technology Team!

 

CDK is a technology company with a singular focus. Our priority is to make it easier for dealerships of all types to excel, and we do it by developing integrated technology that optimizes, streamlines, and assists daily operations — all backed by data-derived business insight. In the same way we are obsessed with bringing our customers powerful business solutions we are obsessed with finding people who can grow, innovate, dream and create.

 

CDK’s culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding innovation. Our values define who we are and how we show up for each other, our customers and our communities.

 

Our teams in CDK Enterprise Information Technology exist to enable the future for our entire business.  We are agile thinkers and doers, designing solutions our competitors haven’t even dreamed of yet. We invest and develop advances in technology and employ the most creative people in the world, and then give them the support to innovate, iterate and serve our customers.  Our teams are diverse, innovative, and creative, taking our technology into the future and bringing the marketplace along with us.

 

POSITION BASED IN Hoffman Estates, IL or Portland, OR

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

CDK Enterprise Information Technology has embarked on a transformation to re-imagine the foundational application architecture of our enterprise. We are looking for a Product Analyst to help us keep pace as our business evolves. As a Product Analyst, you will work with a variety of CDK teammates and a leading force for building world-class enterprise products and platforms in support of our transformation. The ideal candidate will have Product Analyst or Business Systems Analyst experience with software engineering teams that build custom applications, leverage SaaS applications and are comfortable working in an Agile environment. If you have a passion for helping to delivery software engineering business solutions and enjoy working in technology, then this role is for you.

 

KEY ACTIVITIES:

In this role, you will play a lead role as part of a team focused on reimagining how the sales organization Configures, Prices and Quotes new sales opportunities utilizing the Oracle CPQ product.

 

STAKEHOLDERS:

You will get to work alongside very hard-working teams including engineering, product, program and business partners. Your work will be highly impactful in leading software engineering teams to efficiently delivery technical solutions that bring measurable value to solving critical business problems.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Partners with the business to understand and analyze their busines challenges and opportunities and then work as part of a dedicated software engineering team to develop and implement solutions.
  • Provides technical expertise and recommendations to address specific business needs.
  • Utilizes information from the business and software engineers to create detailed Agile features and stories.
  • Work with the business to determine value for each feature and leverage this in building a prioritized backlog.
  • Coordinates business, software engineering and QA resources to validate that new product features meet business expectations.
  • Validates that new product features are effective in the real-world. Assesses the extent that the new features realize the desired business value and looks for opportunities to refine and improve.
  • Performs other diverse tasks to support the ongoing success of the product including creating all levels of deliverables, assisting with policy and procedure development, product training, conducting business needs assessments, planning and advising senior management
  • Participate in the configuration and ongoing management Oracle CPQ product, including evaluating and implementing new product releases.
  • Mentors junior product analysts.
  • Interfaces and present to all levels of the organization.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous analyst experience working as an analyst with a sales organization that sells complex, enterprise-grade software products.
  • Intermediate-level experience with Salesforce Sales Cloud desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain business partnerships
  • Proven ability to lead conversations with the business: help them organize their priorities, make recommendations and influence decision making
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Comfortable collaborating with highly technical software engineers and able to translate busines problems into technical work that is consumable by software engineers.
  • Experienced in working with an Agile framework and a strong advocate of agile philosophies
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 8+ years of experience as a Product or Business systems analyst, including 5+ years of experience working as an analyst with a CPQ product. Oracle CPQ is preferred, but offerings from other vendors such as Salesforce are acceptable.
  • 2+ years in a software engineering or other technical role

 

CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work.  You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on.   That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well.   All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.

At CDK, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives they provide. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.  


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