Product Manager at Ford Motor Company (Detroit, MI)

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At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow's transportation.

As a key member of our Information Technology Group, you'll play a critical part in crafting the future of mobility. If you're looking for the chance to demonstrate sophisticated technology to redefine the transportation landscape, enhance the customer experience, and improve people's lives, this is the opportunity for you. Join us and challenge your IT expertise and analytical abilities to help build vehicles that are as inquisitive as you are.
What you'll be able to do:
  • Work closely with the Product Owners to establish and/or contribute to the product roadmap for the Vehicle Dispatch and other core products to the Orchestration product line
  • Clearly communicate product strategy and vision to team members and partners
  • Leads coordination, integration, and testing activities within and outside of the product line
  • Innovate and operate with an iterative, agile, and user-centric perspective
  • Focus on delivering product value through careful and deliberate prioritization.
  • Work with product designers (internal and/or external) to ensure timely delivery of designs and assets to the engineering development team.
  • Conduct product experiments, user interviews, and other validation techniques to capture feedback and product insights
  • Help Business Partners understand our iterative development approach and concentrate on delivering a Minimum Viable Product through careful and deliberate prioritization.
  • Initiates or translates the product roadmap into manageable product features in the backlog through quarterly prioritizing sessions.
  • Work hands-on with the product team to prioritize, plan, and deliver the product
  • Ensures the backlog is populated with enough prioritized user stories that are ready to be estimated for the next two iterations.
  • Defines analytics to be collected regarding the product and prioritizes their collection.
  • Verifies that the delivered software product meets desired business outcomes.
  • Redefines the backlog content to optimize business outcomes based on software product feedback.
  • Employs and/or champions Agile software processes, culture, standard methodologies, and techniques.
  • Captures user and partner feedback to drive improvements and handle the product roadmap.
The minimum requirements we seek:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Business Administration, Natural Sciences, or related field
  • 3+ years of Product Management Experience
  • 2+ years proven track record writing business, tech requirements, using Rally, Jira, Visio, and Product Driven Organization operating model.
Our preferred requirements:
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Business Administration, Natural Sciences, or related field
  • Think and act strategically, without constraints, but be able to operationalize
  • Strong showed talents across the Autonomous Vehicle and Mobility Business
  • Experience defining the product vision, strategy, product roadmaps, crafting and managing backlogs
  • Experience articulating and validating product hypotheses
  • Experience collaborating with engineers, designers, and product owners as part of a co-located team
  • Demonstrated ability to run the development of highly technical consumer-focused mobile applications and/or technical platforms
  • Experience with Lean methodology eXtreme Programming
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to propel API economy and solutions
  • Possess the ability and understanding to drive highly available consumer-ready Internet properties and technical platforms
  • Excellent communication skills with the skill to adapt your communication style to the audience
  • Ability to work collaboratively and navigate sophisticated decision making in a constantly evolving environment
  • Strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to teach others

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.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, TN Visa Holders may be considered.

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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At Ford, the health and safety of our employees are our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combatting COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.
More Information on Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Dearborn, MI and Palo Alto, CA. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. It has 175633 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 138 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.
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