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Product Owner (Inventory)

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DealerSocket | Product Management - Inventory | Dallas, TX

About DealerSocket

DealerSocket is a leading provider of software for the automotive industry. Our mission is to drive the future of automotive, by simplifying the experience for its customers and partners with a suite of seamlessly integrated products. DealerSocket’s suite of products includes advanced Customer Relationship Management (CRM), innovative Digital Marketing and Websites, robust Vehicle Inventory Management, insightful Analytics Reporting, and solutions to streamline dealer operations such as Desking, Credit Reporting, Compliance, and a Dealer Management System (DMS) for dealers of all sizes. To put it simply: we help dealers sell and service vehicles more profitably, while improving their customers’ experience. The DealerSocket Team is more than 1,000 employees strong, serving nearly 8,000 dealerships. Visit careers.dealersocket.com to learn more about how you can join our winning team!

Job Purpose Summary

The Product Owner works closely with the Product Manager and is responsible for introducing and managing Epics / Stories / Defects within the team’s backlog, decomposing requirements and defining a definition of success that represents the vision of the organization. The product owner is a member of the scrum team, actively participates in sprints, and is consistently available to team members for questions, clarity, and understanding.  The position requires active grooming and prioritization of the product backlog, ensuring highest value items are being delivered in a timely manner.  The Senior Product Owner is responsible for short term roadmap as well as interfacing with Customers. The Product Owner position requires strong people skills and good understanding of the product.

Essential Job Duties

  • Collect and process input from internal and external stakeholders to build strategic features/enhancements
  • Review and prioritized defects related to the team’s backlog
  • Coordinate consistent and timely grooming of team’s backlog
  • Drive feature / enhancement recommendations in relation to delivering forms in an efficient manner
  • Coordinate with external teams / stakeholders
  • Is a positive influence to unite teams to achieve success – has a “Can do” attitude
  • Maintain a holistic view of the product, never losing sight of the smaller details
Skills & Requirements

Education

  • 4+ year degree in business or technology
  • Minimum of at least 1 Product Management / Scrum Certification

Experience

  • 3+ years of actual position experience as a PO / PM
  • Experience in SAAS field
  • Experience with agile software development processes, requirements management and project management
  • Excellent analytical abilities, organization and project/process management skills
  • Ability to convey vision through conversations / meetings / office tools
  • Demonstrate high degree of initiative and self-motivation
  • Comfortable meeting customers and partners
  • Strong interpersonal skills; the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Effective formal presentation and facilitation skills in a variety of settings
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Other Abilities

  • Domain knowledge from dealership level activities
  • Documented experience in dealership processes
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Professional demeanor
  • Works effectively in a team setting
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize
  • Manage several activities in parallel
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Able to translate customer and business needs to technical solutions
  • Resilient to change