Product Manager

Ford Motor Company
April 06, 2024
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Job Description

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up daily, roll up our sleeves, and build a better world together. At Ford, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress and we're all a part of something bigger than ourselves. You will have the opportunity to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow's transportation

Team Shelby partners with Ford businesses to solve significant problems by developing digital products and services in a lean, human-centered fashion. Team Shelby is passionate about putting customers first. Through small balanced teams practicing extreme programming, lean methodologies, and human- centered design, we move fast, experiment, and iterate until we create the right customer experience. Team Shelby is a place where new ideas can be proven or thrown out in a very short time frame.

Through customer-driven research, we cultivate and bring only the most valuable solutions to light. Team Shelby is a place designed for exploration, experimentation, and trust. Our practices and principles are how we go about our day, but the core of our success lies in a culture of collaboration. We thrive in an environment where we can fail fast and learn from each other. We trust the team to support diverse opinions and encourage our entrepreneurial spirit.

Team Shelby is looking for Product Managers who embrace Lean, Agile, and Human Centered Design practices to deliver innovative software products for Ford Motor Company. Product Managers will collaborate directly and continuously with Software Engineers, Designers, and Subject-Matter Experts

Responsibilities

As the Product Manager, you will maintain an entrepreneurial mindset while working with the Product Team to understand a problem space, ideate and validate an ideal solution, and deliver an MVP that routinely evolves through user and stakeholder feedback.

What you'll be able to do:

  • Facilitate product research and discovery with the Product Team
  • Collaborate with members of the Product Team to define specs, requirements, and acceptance criteria for deliverables.
  • Work with key stakeholders to set strategy, define the product roadmap, and make appropriate trade-offs between features and speed.
  • Creatively identify and communicate with potential customers to define their needs and identify hypotheses for testing.
  • Deliver incremental value by making smart, decisive tradeoffs using data- driven analysis and sound judgment.
  • Develop and test product hypotheses, working in a lean and iterative way.
  • Create assets to guide product development work (Discovery + Framing documents, opportunity trees, user stories for implementation).
  • Be responsible for outcomes by setting clear goals and measuring key results.
  • Help stakeholders understand our iterative development approach.
  • Mentor and train PMs to help them learn Agile/XP methods and build skills.
  • Innovate and iterate on Agile PM processes and share our learnings.
  • Qualifications

    The minimum requirements we seek:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1+ years of facilitating workshops or ceremonies such as defining/redefining the project's objectives or requirements, setting key milestones, managing roadmaps, prioritizing competing projects, discovery any roadblocks, sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint review, and/or sprint retrospective
  • Our preferred requirements:

  • Experience with progressive responsibilities in software development
  • Experience defining the product vision, strategy, and product roadmaps and creating and managing backlogs
  • You are entrepreneurial, independently driven, resourceful, and able to deliver results with minimal direction.
  • Exhibit excellent communication skills. Must be comfortable presenting to customers and internal audiences.
  • Comfortable presenting to and interacting with vendors, customers, and senior leadership.
  • You are a champion for collaborative, iterative product discovery, and embrace your role as a member of a cross-disciplinary team.
  • Have exposure to lightweight product development methods such as user story mapping or rapid prototyping.
  • Bring curiosity about new technology and exhibit a strong desire to learn.
  • Exhibit user empathy and seek their input at all stages of the product life cycle.
  • Experience working in Lean, human-centered, agile software development
  • What you'll receive in return:

    As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builderor all the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage, generous PTO, retirement, and savings plans, incentive compensation, tuition assistance, a vehicle discount program, and much more.

    For information on Ford's salary and benefits, please visit: https: // corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en- us/documents/careers/2024-benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-2.pdf

    Candidates with Ford Motor Company positions 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.

    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. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.

    About Us

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

    About the Team

    We believe that freedom of movement drives human progress. Ford Information Technology (IT) is shaping the future of mobility by redefining the transportation landscape, enhancing the customer experience and improving people's lives. Join the Ford family as we change the way the world moves.

    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 insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 157 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.

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