Cox Automotive, Inc.
Description As part of the Portfolio Management Team, the Product Manager is responsible for comprehensive lifecycle management of assigned advertising products within Cox Media's local advertising portfolio including but not limited to the design and maintenance of processes for driving revenue on existing products, rolling out product enhancements, launching new products, and evaluating and potentially decommissioning under-performing products.NOTE: This position will have a significant focus on Advanced Television and Online Advertising products including Addressable Advertising, Dynamic Ad Insertion on Video On Demand, and Digital Video. RESPONSIBILITIES1.Demonstrate subject matter expertise on assigned products by leading cross-departmental efforts that will drive the success of the Portfolio Management Team, including but not limited to the following: a.Partnering with Sales team to identify strategies for increasing market share, product usage and growing revenue for all products.b.Partnering with Cox Media markets to facilitate product launches and\/or enhancements, ensure proper training, provide compelling sales\/marketing collateral, and to gather both market and customer feedback.c.Partnering with Client Strategy team within established feedback loops to ensure client needs and product offerings\/benefits are aligned and properly positioned.d.Partnering with Marketing Communications team to coordinate and disseminate internal and external product-related communications.e.Partnering with Research to develop and continually enhance data-driven value propositions for assigned products.f.Partnering with the Change Coordination Board, Campaign Fulfillment Center (CFC) and Operations teams to implement fulfillment and billing practices consistent with Solutions Selling philosophy. g.Partnering with Internal Process team to ensure internal stakeholder needs are properly addressed and documented throughout the product lifecycle.h.Partnering with Finance team to develop and maintain an operating plan and budget for assigned products and manage expenses within the budget, including vendor payments. 2.Assist in the development of business cases to support product and services roadmap investments. Recommend\/make decisions regarding programs\/initiatives that have a significant impact to business outcomes and carry potential consequences if unsuccessful. 3.Work closely with field local sales, national rep firm, and inside sales channel (MSC) ensuring that each group has a fresh perspective of products, knows how products fit into suite or portfolio. Interface with local, national and MSC sales teams providing subject matter expertise on products where applicable. 4.Develop, evaluate, and maintain leading business relationships internally and externally with partners, peers, vendors to articulate our needs for products and services that help facilitate company goals. 5.Regularly conduct product analysis and other required analyses or presentations for the Portfolio Management and\/or Marketing & Sales Services teams. Qualifications QUALIFICATIONSMinimum1. 5 years of experience required in related field (i.e., B-to-B product\/brand management, media\/advertising sales management, etc.).2. Strong ability to work across departmental boundaries to drive toward common goals.3. Proven ability to develop detailed work plans and execute under pressure. Must be able to work independently and deliver measurable results.4. Must be a team-player and thrive in an environment that promotes strong individual skills that are easily applied to goals of the team and company.5. Self-starter with the ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced and sometime ambiguous environment, completed multiple tasks at one time, meet deadlines and self-recognize and adapt to priorities that change often.6. Exceptional interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication skills. 7. Strong organizational, detail, problem-solving and follow-up skills. Exudes a professional image inside and outside the company.8. Ability to build and maintain constructive partnerships with diverse group of internal and external work groups. 9. Shows commitment to self-development by demonstrated desire to learn new ways of doing business, staying abreast of competitors\/industry major initiatives. 10. Ability to influence people that don't report into the position. 11. Strategic analysis and planning experience.12. Willingness to travel by car and\/or air as needed.13. PC skills required, including strong working knowledge of all MS products. Preferred 1. BS\/BA degree in related discipline strongly desired (i.e., Marketing, Business, etc.). 2. Demonstrated experience with Digital Media advertising products required, with Online Advertising experience preferred.3. 2 years of experience in a management role or leading cross functional projects preferred.4. Visio and Project a plus. COX-171 About Cox Communications Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at and . Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants\/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual\u2019s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Organization :Cox Communications, Inc.
Cox Automotive, Inc.
Website : http://www.coxautoinc.com
Cox Automotive is a leading provider of products and services that span the automotive ecosystem worldwide. We’ve built the strongest portfolio in the industry with more than 20 brands that together provide end-to-end digital marketing, wholesale and commerce solutions for customers large and small. Our goal is to simplify the trusted exchange of vehicles and maximize value for dealers, manufacturers and car shoppers.