Associate Product Manager at DealerOn (Washington DC)

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Job Description:

The Associate Product Manager is a steppingstone into the world of product management. This individual will assist in driving the vision and delivery of their assigned products to keep the business relevant and competitive. Ideally this candidate is adept at understanding and communicating user problems and needs as functional requirements. At times, this role will require balancing the competing needs of both internal and external users to define a roadmap that provides the best value to the company. This is a mid-level position and is open to remote work.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct market research and speak with customers to understand and articulate end-user problems that DealerOn is uniquely positioned to solve
  • Manage software product roadmap including product and feature definition with development plan
  • Create functional and non-functional requirements for development teams. Clearly define user flows for features
  • Work with User Experience Designers and Engineers to refine experiences and update the requirements based on design and usability testing
  • Create and maintain documentation for internal stakeholders and clients
  • Develop and test hypotheses for new features utilizing wireframes and user stories and by working with a cross-functional team of designers, developers, product managers, and customer-facing roles to vet, build and ship new products and features
  • Manage the product backlog to ensure designers and developers always have clear requirements and acceptance criteria for upcoming work
  • Triage and prioritize bug reports and new feature requests received from our current and potential customers, partners, and stakeholders
  • Communicate priorities and deadlines to the stakeholders
  • Participate in all product team meetings including daily standups, sprint planning, retrospectives, and backlog grooming sessions
  • Leverage JIRA to create product backlogs, track sprints and user stories, and monitor team efficiency
  • Maintain the product backlog to ensure designers and developers always have clear acceptance criteria for upcoming work

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent working experience in development
  • 1+ years of experience in Software Product Management including working with Agile teams as an agile business analyst or similar function or if applying internally at DealerOn – at least 2+ years of hands-on experience using our core products and showing a flair for innovation/ automation.
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following software development applications (alternate experience considered): Jira, Confluence, Balsamiq, GitHub or Microsoft Project
  • Detail oriented mentality possessing clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to verify acceptance criteria with users of new features and products
  • Proactive problem solver with confidence and a respect for other people
  • Proficient in Excel, Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Creative and independent thinking in product design and definition
  • Ability to prioritize requests to the benefit of our company and our clients
  • Ability to work autonomously while still functioning in a team environment
  • Ability to see the bigger picture and identify areas of opportunity and risk

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • 2+ years’ experience in the field or career
  • Experience with Agile Methodology and Scrum framework
  • Formal product management training
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks that change frequently and manage unexpected demands
  • Dependable, follows instructions and takes initiative to solve problems
  • Competent technical writer (white papers, user guides, case studies, etc.)
  • Experience with road mapping tools such as Product Plan, Aha! or Monday.com

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More Information on DealerOn
DealerOn operates in the AdTech industry. The company is located in Rockville, MD, Grand Rapids, MI and Dallas, TX. DealerOn was founded in 2004. It has 388 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 12 open jobs at DealerOn, click here.
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