CARS, Inc. is looking for a product manager to play a meaningful role on our growing team of passionate and creative technologists. We are one of the largest digital automotive marketplaces, focused on delivering frictionless omni-channel experiences for buyers and sellers. We are successful because we are obsessed about shoppers, giving them the best selection of tools and information through their purchase journey, and because we are obsessed about sellers, building solutions that empower them to operate more efficiently.
As a part of the product team, and the broader experience team (product, design, marketing), you will work with cross-functional teammates to build delightful products, execute strategy, and drive business outcomes. You will build relationships and alliances communicating across a broad range of functions and personalities. You will thrive at CARS because you are a creative problem solver who loves building technology products with an eye for details, keen focus on results, and a resourcefulness to get things done.
What You'll Do
Help craft innovative digital solutions with your ideas and deep understanding of customer experiences and industry trends
Establish the vision, business goals, roadmap, and execution strategy for your products and features
Define product success metrics, provide detailed analyses of business impacts, and lead executive communication on results
Establish effective relationships with key internal and external partners
Collaborate with designers, engineers, finance, marketing, brand, sales, and product teams at our other brands, Dealer Inspire, Dealer Rater, and Fuel to deliver meaningful product improvements
As any product leader, you will face hard trade-off decisions between scope, cost, schedule, and business benefits, and ensure delivery of the functionality that delights our customers
Communicate through all available mediums, share information and ideas with the company and its customers
Prioritize multiple projects, develop good work procedures, contribute to our team’s processes, handle information flow, and spend the majority of your time and resources on high priority items
Skills and qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, or equivalent experience.
3-4+ years with product, consulting, or technology experience, shipping software or services through the full lifecycle
Self-starter who can excel in a fast-paced and fluid environment and a catalyst of change that can influence the broader organization and community of leaders
First-hand knowledge of user experience design: ability to work with designers and engineers to translate business requirements into delightful mobile and desktop experiences and flows
Excellent written communication: ability to write highly-detailed, unambiguous and complete functional requirements
Analytical problem solving skills, using data and insights to drive decisions, with excellent analytical, and critical thinking skills
Verbal Communication: ability to lead meetings, convincingly represent ideas and articulate the soundness of the logic behind decisions.
Knowledge of the automotive industry or online marketplaces and passion about cars is a huge plus