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Ford Next - Product Manager

Position Overview/Description:
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.

While others are taking a technology-first approach, Ford Next, LLC is putting people first. We are building a self-driving business ecosystem that is purpose-designed from the outset. Ford Next's strategy is different because we are designing, testing and operating an ecosystem today that is fit for the purpose of our AV and Driven Fleetbusiness model in the future.
What you'll be able to do:
  • Facilitate product research and discovery with Product Team
  • Collaborate with members of the Product Team to define specs, requirements, and acceptance criteria for results.
  • 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 hypothesis for testing.
  • Deliver incremental value by making smart, critical 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 partners 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 findings.
The minimum requirements we seek:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years with progressive responsibilities in Product Development
  • 3+ years of experience defining product vision, strategy, product roadmaps and creating and managing backlogs
Our preferred qualifications:
  • Are ambitious, independently driven, inventive, and able to deliver results with minimal direction.
  • Exhibit excellent communication skills and be comfortable presenting to customers and internal audiences.
  • Are comfortable presenting to and interacting with vendors, customers, and senior leadership.
  • 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.
  • Are curious 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 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.
Join our team as we create tomorrow! We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on, because we're Built Ford Tough. We're one team aspiring to make people's lives better while crafting value, delivering excellence and ultimately going for the win!
Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is available for this position, TN visa holders may be considered.
Ford Motor Company is 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.
Salary Range
$90,000.00 - $124,000.00
per Year
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Detroit, MI, 48228, US