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SR Software Product Manager (PDX) - 10101 - Happy Valley, OR

Company: CDK
Job type: full-time
Category: Information Technology and Services

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Stability meets Agility.

With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (NASDAQ:CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry. CDK Global provides solutions in more than 100 countries, serving more than 27,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers.

CDK Global's 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.

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

Drive Portal and Infrastructure, SR Product Manager

Location: Portland, OR


As theDrive Portal&Infrastructure Product Manageryou will define the overall product strategy and align development teams and other stakeholders for consistent delivery of value to customers. Responsibilities range from planning and developing new products to increasing profitability of existing products and graceful sunsets of end of life products. You will create products from existing ideas, and help to develop new ideas based on your experience and frequent contact with CDK clients and prospects. You must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, with the drive and ability to make that vision a reality. CDK Drive is the core infrastructure underpinning the CDK Drive Dealer Management System (DMS) and delivers the technical foundation for all CDK Drive applications. CDK Drive Portal is a .NET application, which wraps the IE browser control and provides real time alerts, customizable grids, and tab structuring for multi-store/function navigation, resident on over 300,000 customer user desktops. You will maintain and deliver the current Drive Portal product to the market, as well as define and execute the strategy for delivering the product as a next-gen hosted solution.

You must enjoy spending time in the market to understand client problems, and finding innovative solutions for the broader market. You will be the Market Expert,Chief Evangelist and PrimaryCare Giver for your products. CDK practices Agile software development, so you will also be theProduct Owner for one or more Sprint Teams.

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. You will work with Product Marketing to define and execute the go-to-market strategy&messaging, helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target personas. You will also serve as the internal and external evangelist for your products, frequently working with CDK sales associates and key clients.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES&DELIVERABLES- Manage the entire product life cycle, from planning through development, launch, and retirement phases. Create, maintain and communicate the corresponding Product Roadmaps.- Identify market opportunities and determine the corresponding business gaps available by addressing those needs. Create a compelling product Vision and Value Proposition for the customer. Develop the Business Case which details how CDK will profitably serve the market need and which results in securing the required development funding. - Guide the product and sprint backlogs for your sprint teams. You will author user stories, lead sprint team planning sessions, run stand-up meetings, showcases&retrospectives, and work with your sprint team to decompose user stories into development tasks. - Develop and implement a go-to-market plan, working with all departments to execute. Evangelize the product to all internal&external stakeholders. - This position requires periodic travel (10-20%) to customers and other CDK destinations in the U.S.


Demonstrated experience in the following areas will differentiate candidates for this position: - Identifying, quantifying, and delivering value to defined markets - Development of and integration with multiple back-end systems, as well as front-end customer consumption platforms - Participation in product management&agile team meetings and activities - Agile methodologies and sprint execution - Develop, negotiate, deliver and measure the product release priorities - Collaborative product development between India and the US - Track record of negotiating complex business environments (i.e. aligning roadmaps with multiple decision-makers in a large corporation) and then working with agile teams to deliver on-time, consistently - Demonstrated ability to exert influence and make&meet commitments in a highly-matrixed organization - Ability to analyze business and financial trends relative to product features and market trends - Ability to develop and present original content demonstrating product and feature value propositions at all levels of the organization - Excellent written communication skills to audiences needing to understand vision, strategy and execution - Proven methodology soliciting cross functional feedback to mature product offering - Manage expectations with senior leadership providing status, action plans and recommendations - Ensuring product solutions are being built based on SOLID principles and developed in a manner which takes advantage of state-of-the-art technologies.

QUALIFICATIONS- Non-technical undergraduate degree, plus 10 years of directly related work experience in a Software, SaaS-based Software, Online Services company - Candidate should have minimum 6 years of experience as a Product Manager, Product Owner, Business Analyst or similar position - At least 5-7 years of Software Product Management experience SaaS-based and/or Enterprise Applications. - Experience with Agile tools (eg TFS, Jira or Rally, Version One, etc)

The preferred candidate will also possess:- An MBA or equivalent work experience - Direct experience with the Pragmatic Marketing and NPD Frameworks

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.

CDK Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.
We believe that diversity in all aspects of business leads to strength.
Associated topics: cpq, development engineer, devops, firmware, industrial, mainframe, principle software engineer, software architect and senior engineer, software development engineer, software engineering

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