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Mgr Product Management

Orange County, CA, US, 92868

69262

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.

Position Summary

 

CDK is looking for a Manager of Product Management to successfully lead teams to create and deliver enterprise software solutions.  The CDK Computer Vehicle Registration (CVR) product suite is a market leader for Electronic Vehicle Registration and an essential tool for clients to establish a real time channel into the State’s DMV system to electronically process vehicle registrations. 

As the Manager of Product Management for CVR, your primary focus is to lead initiatives and oversee comprehensive product strategies from product conception and definition through end of life. The Manager, Product Management is accountable for the performance of the product management team and will provide technical guidance to employees, colleagues, and/or customers when needed.

In this role you will collaborate closely with leadership from Technology, Sales, Operations and Product Marketing teams to ensure consistent and continuous delivery of value to our customers. 

 

The ideal candidate for this role has a background in enterprise software, experienced in leading direct reports, strong technical and business acumen, and ability to transform high level market needs into actionable requirements (user stories). You must be able to communicate effectively with, and exert influence over, all areas of the company to successfully lead tactical & strategic initiatives. You will work with development and field counterparts to define market-leading solutions that create true value for our clients. 

 

 

Position Responsibilities & Essential functions

 

  • Manages the activities of the product management function for new product development and enhancements to existing products.
  • Explores, develops, and evaluates new product ideas, enhancements to existing products, and strategic product extensions; translates research discoveries into usable and marketable products.
  • Leads, plans, and tracks all phases of the product life cycle.
  • Appraises new product ideas to determine their potential to address customer needs and to achieve goals in revenue growth and market share.
  • Coordinates with various functions including Engineering, Marketing, and Sales to establish product specifications and ensure successful product development and implementation.
  • Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel ensuring the efficient operation of the function. 
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with sales and marketing to gain market, competitive, and customer insights and translate that into outcomes that drive unique value proposition, differentiation, and market share growth.
  • Collaborate with R&D to translate market requirements into innovative new technology and with Support & Implementation to deliver solutions that have fast time-to-value and accelerate time-to-revenue.
  • Monitor and analyze product performance including product profitability, actual to planned revenue, customer satisfaction and market share.
  • Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals. 
  • Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established company policies. 
  • Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s).
  • Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends.
  • Follows processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Frequently interacts with subordinate supervisors, customers, and/or functional peer group managers, normally involving matters between functional areas, other company divisions or units, or customers and the company.
  • Often must lead a cooperative effort among members of a project team.
  • Manages, perhaps through subordinate supervisors, the coordination of the activities of a section or department with responsibility for results, including costs, methods, and staffing.

 

Qualifications & Job Requirements

 

  • BA/BS required, in Computer Science or related technical degree preferred, MBA desirable
  • At least 7 years of project management, industry, or marketing experience
  • At least 3 years of experience in people management/leading teams
  • Automotive industry expert in their area of responsibility (Parts, Vehicles, Marketing, etc.)
  • Knowledge of the key data suppliers and potential partners in their area of responsibility
  • A professional Marketing or product management qualification; OR equivalent experience

 

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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