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Mobility Program Manager

Dallas, TX
Concannon Business Consulting (CBC) is looking for an experienced, customer obsessed Program Manager who will provide on-site client support (currently remote for the duration of COVID-19 shutdown). The first client project will support our automotive client as a “Mobility Program Manager”.

About Us
CBC is a boutique organization with offices in Los Angeles and Dallas. We are a growing firm and offer our team members advantages not often found with larger organizations, such as: ability to work with marquee clients, rotation options, skills enhancement, leadership opportunities, ideal work/life balance, and better pay/benefits (including an exceptional PTO policy).
About the Position 
The Mobility Program Manager will be part of a highly talented team responsible for creating new digital products and services for the next generation of connected vehicles for our large automotive OEM client located in Plano, TX. The Mobility team is responsible for building and managing connected vehicle platforms, supporting product research using vehicle sensor data and creating new and exciting data services for customers that make driving safer, more convenient and fun. Below are the responsibilities:  
  • Work with the Chief Product Owner (CPO)/Director and global stakeholders to understand regional customers, their product needs and timing
  • Ensure that the Product Owner (PO) team is working across regional customers to determine common requirements, synthesize and document them
  • Develop and maintain global delivery schedules
  • Communicate milestones and updates to regional stakeholders
  • Prepare and present accurate and timely reporting of program status
  • Prioritize multiple moving pieces, identify dependencies, anticipate risks, and solve bottlenecks
  • Be an expert in all aspects of the product suite so that you can help your team make smart decisions, communicate externally and educate others
  • Ensure that POs are taking all global needs into consideration when working with architects to design and develop solutions
  • Work with POs to ensure their backlogs are coordinated with the overall program direction and timing
  • Coordinate release planning across PO team and regions
  • Use Agile principles to align teams with effective communication and transparency
  • Adapt to changing priorities and account for necessary adjustments
About You 
This is what you should possess to be successful in this role: 
  • 8+ years minimum combined product management and project/program management experience building and launching high-tech consumer facing software products
  • Creative problem solver with the ability to think innovatively. Capable of coming up with creative solutions and comfortable being set loose without a lot of direction
  • Experience developing and managing a product roadmap
  • Hands on experience creating user stories with a development team
  • Experience working in a fast paced Agile/Scrum environment
  • Good understanding of the principles of user centered design
  • Experience working with product designers and are passionate about great user experiences
  • Ability to choose the right research or validation technique to learn about the desired experience, test assumptions and address risks
  • Comfortable rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty
  • Strong communication skills; confident in expressing your point of view from a position of knowledge and experience
  • Receptive to feedback and open to revising your plans when appropriate
  • A degree in Engineering, Business, Marketing, or Entrepreneurship would be of great value in this position, but if you’re smart and have the experience that backs up your abilities, then talent trumps degree
  • Ability to be located onsite with the client during normal business hours (or ability to work from home during normal business hours during COVID-19)
  • Travel may be required 10% of the time (pending COVID-19)
  • Fluent in English

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