Product Manager (Product Innovation)

| Santa Monica
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At Edmunds we’re driven to make car buying easier. Ever since we began publishing printed car guides in the 60’s, the company has been in the business of trust, innovating ways to empower and support car shoppers. When Edmunds launched the car industry’s first Internet site in 1994, we established a leadership position online and have never looked back. Now, as one of the most trusted review sites on the Internet, millions of visitors use our research, shopping and buying tools every month to make an easy and informed decision on their next car. For consumers, we bring peace of mind. For dealers, we make tools to help them solve their problems and sell more cars. How do we do it, you ask? The key ingredients are our enthusiastic employees, progressive company culture and cutting-edge technology. Want to join the team? Read on to find out how!


What You’re Applying For:

Edmunds.com is looking for an enthusiastic and entrepreneurial Product Manager to join our Product Innovation Portfolio which is responsible for creating, launching and growing new products for our customers and dealer partners. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of hands-on product experience conceptualizing, building, and refining website products, and have the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment where change is both expected and welcomed.


What You’ll Do:

  • Iteratively launch new features to our customers 
    • Lead product development efforts within an agile development environment to define, build and launch consumer facing features on the Edmunds website. This includes planning sprints, writing individual stories, and accepting completed features. 
    • Articulate business and customer value to development and design teams and use it to guide prioritization 
    • Partner with our UX & design team to design delightful customer experiences 
    • Partner with the development team to to construct and own overall project delivery timelines for feature launches 
    • Construct, launch, and evaluate well-defined A/B or multivariate tests to make continual product improvements. 
  • Contribute to overall product direction and strategy 
    • Work closely with product executives to define product direction based on market conditions, customer demand, and desired business outcomes. 
    • Utilize analytics tools to understand business questions, drive outcomes, and make recommendations for upcoming product strategy & features. 
    • Synthesize what you learn through qualitative and quantitative research to form hypotheses to test that will allow you to quickly learn what works and what doesn’t for driving product performance 
  • Be the primary subject matter expert for your products and your customers 
    • Gain a deep functional and technical understanding of your products 
    • Understand the key business metrics that contribute to the success of your product and the factors that drive them 
    • Conduct interviews and research to gain deep empathy for your customers 
    • Represent your products not only to external customers (dealer partners) but also to internal stakeholders such as our executive team, sales team, account management team, customer care, etc.

You’ll love this job if: 

  • You have a passion for building products that delight your customers 
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit and appreciate the vision, hard work, and grit it takes to build transformative products 
  • You have the capacity to understand and enjoy all aspects of the business that drive the success for your products
  • You embrace change and delight in the new opportunities that present themselves each time you are asked to learn something new

What You Need:

  • 2 to 3 years product management experience with software/web development projects, including: 
    • Experience working with cross-functional teams of 5-15 people using Agile scrum and Kanban software development methodologies 
    • Experience prioritizing, writing, and testing stories, as well as managing a product backlog 
    • Experience defining, launching and evaluating A/B tests 
  • Working knowledge of Google Apps (docs, sheets, slides), Atlassian JIRA, and Slack 
  • Working knowledge of product analytics tools such as Tableau, Amplitude, or Google Analytics, or similar. SQL skills are a plus. 
  • Superior presentation, communication, coordination, and organizational skills 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, while using your resourcefulness and experience to ask for help from the right people when you need it 
  • Ability to act as an accurate translator across business and technical functions 
  • Ability to navigate and adapt quickly to ambiguity and change 

Edmunds Perks:

  • Flexible time off

  • 13 Paid Holidays

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits (medical, dental, vision, life and disability)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Employees) and Health Savings Accounts (Employee and Employer Contributions)

  • 401K Plan with Company Matching at 50%, up to 6% of employee eligible contribution and vesting after 1 year

  • Up to 4 months Paid Parental Leave

  • HeartCash matches employee donations to the causes that are important to them 

  • 2 Days of Paid Time Off for time to dedicate to social impact causes

  • FitCash covers a portion of gym or fitness activity fees 

  • Well being sessions and events such as yoga, meditation and walking challenges 

  • On-going career development sessions and an annual learning event

  • Pet insurance

  • Sabbatical leave

  • Education Reimbursement

  • Plus a coffee bar, frozen yogurt and more!

Working @ Edmunds.com:

Employees think it’s a pretty great place to work and some pretty impressive publications think it is too: we have been recognized as one of the best places to work by the Fortune Magazine and Great Places to Work, LA Business Journal (for the last 6 years!), Computerworld, and Built in LA. We've also been identified as one of the best workplaces specifically in Technology and also for Diversity and Asian Americans. In fact, our CEO, Avi Steinlauf, was rated as one of Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEOs! If you’re interested in learning more and joining our mission, we’d love to hear from you!


Edmunds will consider for employment qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable laws.

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An Insider's view of Edmunds

What’s the vibe like in the office?

This is not your average corporate office. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. While we're here to get work done, not everything is all business. People here understand the importance of human relationships. Not only are we co-workers, but many of us are also friends, close ones even. To top it off, our office is fun and encouraging to take breaks!

Denise

Director, Software Engineering

What does your typical day look like?

Each day I start by building the Edmunds story from the ground up. Using our own unique reporting tools and in collaboration with our product, analytics and marketing team, I can speak to the value of Edmunds. Once this information is complied, I head out to meet with our dealer partners to go over program results, listen, assess their needs.

Chantal

Account Executive, Major Accounts

What makes someone successful on your team?

I have grown more here than any other company. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to move between several teams. Each time, it challenged me to pick up new skills. Edmunds has a culture of continuous learning. In my time here, I have participated in study groups to learn: programming language theory, machine learning, and iOS development.

Carlos

Director, Digital Futures Engineering

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Great ideas are the heartbeat of the Edmunds editorial team and they can come from anywhere. Everyone is encouraged to contribute and we have regular feature meetings where concepts are presented, discussed and evolved. As Editor-in-Chief, I love to be challenged by an idea and it’s hugely rewarding to see them come to fruition.

Alistair Weaver

V.P., Editorial and Editor in Chief

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I joined Edmunds as an IT manager. Now, I manage a team of 100 employees supporting our B2B dealer business. In 18 years, I have grown beyond my own expectations. From the moment I joined the company, each of my professional needs were met. Continued learning, peer support, skills development and opportunities for advancement greet me every day.

Katti

V.P., Dealer Operations

What are Edmunds Perks + Benefits

Edmunds Benefits Overview

We could tell you all our benefits. But then we'd have to hire you.

Our Santa Monica "EdQuarters" is located just two miles from the beach and less than 12 miles from LAX. The office's custom automotive themed designs and enviable amenities create a work environment unlike anything else in the L.A. Area.

We focus on results, not hours. We offer flexible time off as well as 13 paid holidays. Our team enjoys free gourmet coffee and snacks, fresh fruit and many other amenities.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We launched ERGs at Edmunds, which allows employees with a particular commonality or interest to share a space, support each other and spread awareness.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We conduct interview training for all our hiring teams, which highlights the importance of diversity and brings attention to unconscious bias during the recruiting process.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our Social Impact Paid Time Off Policy encourages employees to dedicate time to contribute to positive social change.
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Game rooms featuring classic video games, Foosball, and air hockey.
Stocked Kitchen
Our team and visitors enjoy free gourmet coffee and snacks, daily deliveries of fresh fruit, a frozen yogurt machine with toppings bar, in addition to other complimentary food and beverage options.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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