• Enterprise Connectivity Product Manager

    Ford Motor CompanyDearborn, MI 48123

    Job #1467240708

  • 43937BR

    Job Title:

    Enterprise Connectivity Product Manager

    Job Description & Qualifications:

    Ford Motor Company is on a mission to create and leverage the most cutting-edge technology to disrupt transportation as we know it today. We're looking for talented leaders who want to participate in this disruption. We need product leaders who are entrepreneurial, bring a mix of creativity, technical and business skills to create solutions that customers cannot resist.

    What you'll be able to do:

    • Work closely with Product Owners to establish and/or contribute to product roadmaps and product delivery plan

    • Clearly communicate product strategy and vision to stakeholders

    • Lead coordination and execution within cross-functional product teams

    • Innovate and operate with an agile and consumer-centric perspective

    • Provide thought leadership development, structure, technology, and tools

    • Understand business and user priorities, and technical feasibility in order to prioritize the product group backlogs and manage risks

    • Employ and/or champion Lean and Agile software processes, culture, best practices, and techniques

    • Help Business Partners understand Ford's iterative development approach and focus on delivering a Minimum Viable Product through careful and deliberate prioritization

    • Initiate and translate the product roadmap into manageable product features in the backlog through regular scoping sessions

    • Work hands-on with product teams to prioritize, plan, and deliver the product

    • Ensure the product backlog is properly refined to ensure the team is never starved for work

    • Verify products meet desired business outcomes by implementing the collection of analytics and key performance indicators

    • Redefine backlog content to optimize business outcomes based on software product feedback

    • Gather user and stakeholder feedback to drive improvements and manage the product groups roadmap

    • Actively employ user research using lean validation techniques

    • Actively manage features and dependencies in and across product teams

    • Actively work to remove impediments and blockers to product delivery

    • Identify risks, and implements mitigation and contingency plans, focused on early mitigation or elimination of risks

    The minimum requirements we seek:

    • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, math, physics or business

    • 3+ years of relevant experience in software product management or product design

    Our preferred qualifications:

    • Understanding of systems architecture concepts and ability to analyze business systems architecture

    • Ability to communicate effectively with the working level technical team as well as with other individuals at all levels of the organization

    • Demonstrated ability to drive development of highly technical consumer focused mobile applications and/or technical platforms

    • Experience with Lean methodology & eXtreme Programming

    • Demonstrated understanding and ability to drive API economy and solutions

    • Demonstrated understanding and ability to drive highly available consumer ready Internet properties and technical platforms

    • Experience defining product vision, strategy, product roadmaps and creating and managing backlogs

    • Experience articulating and validating product hypotheses

    • Experience collaborating with engineers, designers and product owners as part of a dedicated team

    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to adapt your communication style to the audience

    • Ability to work collaboratively and navigate complex decision making in a rapidly changing environment

    • Architecture knowledge across all aspects of architecture (Business, solution, information, application and infrastructure)

    • Must be able to think and act strategically, without constraints, but be able to operationalize

    • Strong demonstrated competencies across Connected Vehicle, Autonomous Vehicles and/or Mobility businesses

    • Proven ability to produce deliverables as well as distribute and manage work for other team members

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    What you'll receive in return:

    • As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

    • If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we'd love to have you join us.

    • Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

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    Auto req ID:



    Ford Motor Company


    Product Development

    Skill Team:

    Enterprise Connectivity (EC)