Ford Motor Company Ford Pro Technology – Product Manager in Helena, Montana
Product Manager - Ford Pro Technology
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Ford Pro is a new global business within Ford committed to commercial customer productivity. Ford Pro delivers a work-ready suite of vehicles, accessories and services for virtually every vocation, backed by technology and engineered for uptime. A true one-stop shop, we offer a full portfolio of electrified and internal combustion vehicles designed to integrate seamlessly with the Ford Pro ecosystem, helping customers' businesses thrive today and into the new era of electrification.
In this position...
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that will be instrumental in crafting the future of how we do business with the commercial customer at the center of everything we do.
Are you passionate about applying technology to solve business problems? Are you motivated to apply your software skills to build the solutions that will support and increase productivity for our commercial customers? Our group has been tasked to develop scalable building block platform for Ford Pro. Does it sound exciting? Then, join our team as a Product Manager.
Ford Pro Technology group is looking for Product Managers that embrace Lean, Agile and Human Centered Design practices to deliver innovative software products. Product Managers will work in small and cross-functional teams. The Product Manager will collaborate directly and continuously with Software Engineers and Designers to build, validate and release software products early and often.
What you'll do...
Maintain a balance between business viability, user desirability and technical feasibility while delivering software products with a team.
Work closely with Business Partners to define a product vision and break it down into an actionable backlog of user stories for the development team.
Work hands-on with the development team to prioritize, plan, and deliver software that creates excellent user experiences.
Collaborate with the product team to define specifications, requirements, and acceptance criteria for deliverables.
Help Business Partners understand our iterative development approach and focus on delivering a Minimum Viable Product through careful and deliberate prioritization.
Work with product designers to ensure timely delivery of designs and assets to the development team.
Conduct product experiments, user interviews and other validation techniques to gather feedback and product insights
Create assets to guide product development work (Discovery, Framing and Scoping documents, opportunity trees, user stories).
Help partners understand our iterative development approach.
Mentor and train other PMs to help them learn agile/XP methods, product management techniques and build skills.
Help innovate and iterate on agile PM processes and share our learnings.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business or related field
4+ years with progressive responsibilities in software development
3+ years of experience defining product vision, strategy, product roadmaps and building and managing backlogs
2+ years working with Agile software methodologies (Scrum, eXtreme Programming, Kanban)
Even better, you may have...
Skilled at defining and prioritizing product features.
Strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to teach others.
Ability to work collaboratively with others and navigate complex decision making.
Ability to collaborate well with engineers, designers, and business partners.
Previous success delivering a product to market with an Agile development team, and ongoing development and support of production applications.
Curious about new technologies and exhibit a strong desire to learn.
Practice in Lean/Lean Startup thinking, human-centered product development and Agile Software development
Have exposure to lightweight product development methods such as user story mapping and/ or rapid prototyping
You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!
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 builder…or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:
Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage
Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more
Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases
Established and active employee resource groups
Paid time off for individual and team community service
A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day
Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.
For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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.
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.
At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combating 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 an 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.
Requisition ID : 7922