: Toronto, ON or Carmel, IN
Who We Are:
KAR Global powers the world’s most trusted automotive marketplaces through innovation, technology and people. Our end-to-end platform serves the remarketing needs of the world’s largest OEMs, dealers, fleet operators, rental companies and financial institutions.
We’re a technology company delivering next generation tools to accelerate and simplify remarketing.
We’re an analytics company leveraging data to inform and empower our customers with clear, actionable insights.
And we’re an auction company powering the world’s most advanced and integrated mobile, digital and physical auction marketplaces.
About Our Candidate:
We’re driven. Are you? Are you looking for a new challenge to influence change and develop new solutions? Do you like questioning the status quo and using data to make decisions? If so, then OPENLANE is the company for you. OPENLANE, the leader in online automotive remarketing, is currently looking for a
to improve the customer experience and drive transactions. With more than 50% of all wholesale transactions happening online, this is a highly valued position driving measurable growth.
OPENLANE, a KAR Global brand, is the online vehicle remarketing and portfolio management pioneer, delivering intelligent innovations and trusted technology solutions preferred by most OEMs, automotive finance companies and fleets. Operating more than 40 private-label remarketing marketplace sites and mobile apps in the U.S. and Canada, OPENLANE is the largest provider of vehicle portfolio management and remarketing services—by far.
With 20 years of industry leadership, OPENLANE has a proven track record of delivering the latest technology at scale, with loyalty-inspiring service and support.
As part of the KAR group of companies, OPENLANE supports the entire remarketing lifecycle, with integrated transport, wholesale, and data solutions that leverage the span and capabilities of KAR.
What You Will Be Doing:
“Owning” the product feature set for the business line to which the PO is assigned
Establish short term and long term strategies with problem-solving
Lead a scrum team and manage product life cycle from conception to development to release
Convert product ideas to epics, features, and stories
Build, prioritize and maintain the product backlog
Lead backlog grooming and prioritization of multiple product lines during the release planning process
Initiating and prioritizing projects within Engineering and QA, tracking product development, and developing launch plans
Acting as the voice of the customer in all interaction with Engineering
Documenting clear, concise product specifications
Present to client leadership through onsite meetings, tradeshows/conferences, conference calls, emails, and other daily/weekly/monthly interactions.
What You Need to Be Successful:
BA/BSc in Computer Science, Information Technology or related technical field, MBA a plus
3 + years software (preferably Internet, eCommerce or Enterprise Software) Product Management experience
Experience with Agile transformation and/or agile development methodologies (XP, Scrum) and tools (Jira); SAFe agile experience a plus;
Cross-platform experience with the design and development of Responsive Sites. Mobile App experience is a plus;
Working knowledge and understanding of backend technology and enterprise platform- Complex Business rules, APIs, Database, SQL, and services-oriented architecture
A passion for creating an exceptional customer experience required
Experience writing customer-focused product specifications (writing samples may be requested)
Automotive knowledge a plus
Ability to adapt to new technologies and tools quickly a requirement
Must exhibit strong team player attributes with the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail
Self-starter able to learn quickly and to multitask in a fast-paced environment
Strong organizational and project management skills
Excellent attention to detail yet the ability to understand the big picture
Sense of urgency for completion of critical tasks
Ability to work in a cross-functional environment (e.g. Product Management, Engineering, Operations, Marketing, Production/Design, Finance, QA)
Results-driven individual who does whatever it takes to succeed and loves a challenge
We thank all applicants. However, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
OPENLANE is committed to providing employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Any assessment and selection materials or processes used during the recruitment process will be available in an accessible format to applicants with disabilities, upon request. If contacted for an interview, please advise Human Resources if you require disability-related accommodation.
We want you to be well and thrive. Our benefits package includes:
Health Care insurance, including vision and prescription drugs benefits
Employee and Family Assistance Program
Retirement savings plan
Employee stock purchase program
Paid holidays and generous paid time off
Learning and development resources
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