Product Manager (14-month maternity leave contract)

Product Management London, ON


Description

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CARPROOF is looking for a dynamic and motivated Product Manager. The role is an opportunity for a self-driven individual to utilize his or her business acumen and analytical skills to deliver accurate and insightful analysis and recommendations to the Product Management team at CARPROOF.

 

About CARPROOF

CARPROOF, a unit of IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), is Canada’s definitive source of automotive information, delivering vehicle history, appraisal and valuation. Drawing on millions of data records from thousands of unique sources, its products enable used vehicle buyers and sellers to make informed decisions. CARPROOF is trusted to provide impartial and comprehensive information to dealerships, vehicle manufacturers, consumers, major auctions, governments, insurance providers and police agencies. Dedicated to transparency since its founding in 2000, the company has been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, and was also honoured with Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50™ and Fast 500™ awards. For more information about CARPROOF, visit www.carproof.com.

 

Job Details

CARPROOF is excited to add the role of Product Manager (maternity leave contract) to our growing team. This role will be instrumental to the Product Management team by providing leadership and focus in defining, launching and managing CARPROOF products.

Responsibilities include end-to-end, business-oriented product management that focuses on the core pillars of research, build, commercialize, enhance. 

Ultimately, the Product Manager is responsible for delivering scalable products that meet CARPROOF’s financial and strategic targets.

Specific activities include: customer and market research, competitive assessments, business case creation and product requirements. The Product Manager will collaborate with various stakeholders across the organization, most frequently with Development on product build and Marketing/Sales on product commercialization, product enhancements and management. 

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, fast learner who is ready to step into a dynamic, cross-functional and important role with high visibility. 

Position Responsibilities

The Product Manager will:

  • Own, contribute to and drive product strategy and execution across customer verticals
  • Perform in-depth customer and market research to identify industry opportunities and solutions
  • Drive strategy by prioritizing inputs (ideation, incidents) and developing compelling business plans to pursue
  • Manage the technical viability of their portfolio as it relates to incident severity classification, prioritization and ensuring timely resolution of same
  • Champion the product through presentations and demonstrations with various audiences
  • Manage product introductions and upgrades that include scope, timelines, milestones and the prioritization of features and enhancements
  • Work with the Development team in building the 'right' product, researching and prioritizing feature requests to ensure product success
  • Work with the Sales/Marketing teams to plan and execute a best-in-class commercialization plan to ensure successful product launches

 

Education, skills and experience required:

  • Three + years of product management experience developing and launching digital products
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or similar field
  • Experience working at a dealership or launching products into the automotive sector is an asset
  • Prior experience working in an Agile software development environment is ideal
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to comfortably present results to senior and executive management as required
  • Ability to make sound decisions within their portfolio and on a broader level that ensures continuity of product across all verticals
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members
  • Pragmatic marketing experience or certification an asset
  • Strong ability to work in a cross-functional capacity with all departments within the company
  • Willingness to go into the field and gather requirements from our dealers


CARPROOF’s core values are: Be the solution, embrace change, commit and deliver, and powered by passion. The successful candidate will share these values.

 

Compensation includes base salary commensurate with experience, performance bonuses, health/dental benefits and an optional RRSP matching program.

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit our website.

 

https://www.carproof.com/about-carproof/work-at-carproof/

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

CARPROOF is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the application process or through the selection process please advise in your cover letter.