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Product Manager III

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Date: Apr 22, 2019

Location: Hoffman Estates, IL, US, 60169

Company: CDK

Job Description

Accelerate Your Career

Drive global technology


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers.   CDK Global solutions automate and integrate critical processes from pre-sale targeted advertising to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.   


We’re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organization where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue.


From data scientists to sales and client service experts, we’re hiring to support your growth and ours - Green light your career.  

Position Summary


The Global Hosting Product Manager III is responsible for managing the entire life cycle of existing products from product design, to solution design, to build, and implementation.  Works with Service and Technology Owners, for existing products, to deliver leading edge  Infrastructure/Platform Services that the drive the automotive retail industry.  Additionally, this position is responsible for collecting and defining basic product requirements writing user stories and developing business cases.


Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions

  • Manage the entire product lifecycle, from planning & definition through development, launch, and retirement phases.
  • Gather functional requirements from business stakeholders, collaborate with project team members to identify feature details and document specifications.
  • Create, maintain and communicate the Service Catalogue entries and  roadmap for your product offerings.
  • Author epics (big ideas), creating user stories, and work with your sprint teams to decompose user stories into development tasks.
  • Define solutions to meet the business and customer needs and create the business case justification for pursuing such initiatives. Create a compelling value proposition for your products and initiatives.
  • Manage the development backlog for your sprint teams including authoring stories, managing grooming sessions..
  • Work as a key member of a Launch Team to coordinate all activities required to prepare the product for a successful launch including development and execution of launch plan.
  • Collaborate with Business Unit leadership to understand and plan the operational requirements associated with launching and supporting your product including all activities required for service and IT/IS readiness.


Qualifications & Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business, or Engineering, or equivalent job experience
  • Five years of Product Management and/or Product Planning experience.
  • Previous experience in an Infrastructure as a Service/Platform as a Service / Cloud environment.
  • Detail, action, and process oriented to drive projects and initiatives to completion.
  • Ability to interact with customers to listen, organize, and champion projects.
  • Proven ability to simplify inherently complex concepts and plan solutions necessary to iteratively address market needs.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills with ability to negotiate and persuade team members and key decision makers.
  • Strong track record of client collaboration and market assessment.
  • Demonstrated record of turning ideas into realities.
  • Exceptionally strong written and verbal communications with a strong aptitude for succinctly presenting thoughts and ideas to senior internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to listen and consider the points of view of others, collaborate and build consensus within cross-functional areas.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task in a deadline driven atmosphere.
  • Highly motivated ‘go-getter' who is driven to achieve business results with the ability to remain positive and focused on moving forward, regardless of obstacles.
  • Travel 25% of time to meet with customers and business partners.


Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA in Computer Science, Business, or Engineering.
  • Experience working in an Agile software development environment, and with Agile tools such as Jira and TFS a plus.
  • ITIL Qualification
  • Knowledge of the automotive industry, dealership environment or product marketing area.
  • Solid project management experience/skills.
  • Experience in collaborating with off shore agile teams.


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.  

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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