$150K — $200K *
About Our Team:
KAR Global is a high-tech leader in wholesale automotive remarketing and services, generating $3.7B in annual sales. Our industry is changing rapidly, and in response we’re developing the next generation of innovative products to meet customer needs. Our Data Services organization enables KAR Global to leverage data as an asset to uncover new insights and opportunities through creating new AI/ML powered products that provide us with a competitive edge in the automotive remarketing industry.
About Our Candidate:
We are hiring a Senior Technical Product Manager to help build out our suite of AI/ML powered products. We are undergoing a massive digital transformation and this position will play a key role in pioneering change within the Auto Remarketing Industry. You will have a direct impact on thousands of buyers, sellers, users, and customers across North America who use our online platforms every day.
We are looking for a high-caliber Senior Technical Product Manager to manage several key areas within KAR Data Services. As our Senior Technical Product Manager, you will be responsible for understanding multilateral business needs, customer needs, competitive landscapes, trends, and defining product roadmaps that leverage technology and data to delight our customers. You will own big areas of very high strategic importance that are pivotal to our business growth. You will largely be building data science oriented product capabilities across multiple marketplace platforms. Capabilities such as recommendation carousels, pricing APIs, computer vision libraries, etc. You will be spending your time working through product Discovery, Definition, and Delivery.
Data, data science, machine learning, and analytics solutions will be key tools for this position; from understanding usage patterns of recommendations and search to influencing purchase behavior through pricing guidance and transaction history. 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 Data Services organization. You must have a keen eye for detail and be willing to question established norms to drive innovation and change.
What You Will Be Doing:
Define product requirements and lead successful execution of strategic initiatives for Data Services
Collaborate with business to identify common functional needs and execute roadmap to deliver
Partner with cross-functional teams to design, build, launch, and market new capabilities
Engage closely with technology and data science teams to determine best implementation and design while balancing time-to-market needs
Maintain a robust backlog, breaking projects into attainable milestones with MVP deliveries
Define metrics to assess success and failure of product features to ensure stakeholder alignment
Monitor and measure the success of launched features to maintain a tight learning loop that leverages qualitative insights from user research as well as quantitative results to continually inform the product development process
Cultivate a deep understanding of the user - our buyers, sellers and internal business stakeholders
Develop and maintain the role of a “trusted advisor” with product leaders and cross-functional stakeholders to drive long-term impact
Help the leadership team understand the latest growth numbers and trends, advising on what we need to do. This will include leading discussions, engaging in debate, driving an opinionated group to reach a conclusion
What You Need to Be Successful:
Bachelor’s degree in Business or a Technical discipline; MBA or technical graduate degree a plus
5+ years of Product Management experience in e-Commerce or online marketplace; Automotive experience is a plus
8+ years overall experience in e-commerce, technology, or digital
Experience in cross-functional roles and product development with distributed teams
A proven track record for building, launching, and maintaining high-scale, successful analytics or AI/ML products and bringing them to market
Experience working with data science outputs for enhancing/improving the product experience
Proactive, organized, focused, and appropriately prioritize competing initiatives
Demonstrated ability to deep dive products, businesses, and competitive landscapes
Experience in managing customer-facing services for both web and mobile
Demonstrated analytical and quantitative skills, ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and help develop business cases with product owners
Experience with customer development and validating products through customer feedback.
Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to speak the language of technology and business teams
Comfortable presenting to senior leadership with strong attention to detail, and the ability to see and explain the big picture
Technical background, with experience in software development methodologies like SAFe, Agile, Kanban, and Lean
May require travel
Valid through: 5/18/2021