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Mobile Product Manager (Volvo Cars App)

Everything we do starts with people.

Our human-centric focus is what makes us different from all other car companies, and it’s at the heart of everything we create. If you want to join us in our mission to make people’s lives less complicated, we offer you a chance to grow together with talented people who want to make a true difference.

 

What We Can Offer:

Volvo’s mission is to be the world’s most progressive and desired premium car company and to make people’s lives less complicated. Here at Volvo we are looking for individuals that want to be a part of this progressive change as well as be talented, committed and fun spirited when joining our globally diversified workforce. Employees at Volvo Car Inc. are the key component to our current and future success. We still continue to follow the initial core values instilled by our founders Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larson (Gothenburg, Sweden Circa 1927). Everything we do here at Volvo starts with people in mind. We are looking for employees who are analytical, interpersonal, technical and teamwork driven to join the Volvo family and by providing our employees with a foundation for success we can help develop the latest and greatest innovations to the car manufacturing market.

The Connected Car Mobile Product Team is responsible for the consumer-facing mobile app experience within the Americas region.

 

Job Purpose

As the Mobile Product Manager, you will support vision and strategic growth within this area through collaboration with global and local Business, Strategy, R&D, UX Design, and Development Teams.  This position is on the leadership team for the Americas Digital Relationship Products area. You will also partner with the U.S.-based Connected Car Technology Team to support end-to-end product delivery.

 

What You Can Do

 

Strategy, Communications & Multi-year Roadmap Formation

  • Drive formation and communications for local strategy, including but not limited to preparation of multi-year roadmaps, steering committee presentations, board meeting presentations and financial forecasts; participate in program increment planning and recurring Digital Relationship Products leadership meetings to align efforts across Digital Americas.
  • Maintain recurring sessions with varied global and local partners to gather feedback and support strategy formation
  • Initiate and coordinate potential strategic partnership discussions with varied third-party providers in the Connected Car area (where potentially value-add to Volvo Cars’ strategic plans)
  • Review industry reports (where available) to support strategy formation

 

Delivery Enablement

  • Oversee cross-company launch activities for all new feature deployments (communications and coordination across all stakeholders)
  • Lead/guide the Product Owner(s) that are responsible for gathering requirements / writing user stories / performing varied end-to-end feature-level activities
  • Partner with the U.S.-based Connected Car Technology Team (responsible for connectivity testing and local application platform management, app development and operations) to align strategic plans, and to support transition from discovery to concept design
  • Align with global UX partners to increase utilization of interactive prototyping tools (for local communications purposes)

 

New Demand Management, Budgeting, Forecasting & Reporting

  • Create and oversee a Connected Car (Mobile App Features) New Demand Process to support idea intake, key criteria alignment, cost-benefit analysis and ranking of new ideas; align business communications for this process and output
  • Compile annual budgeting proposals and complete monthly forecasting for local Mobile Product Management activities; complete and present budget allocation request documents through the course of the year, as-needed.
  • Develop and report varied KPI’s (aligned with Global measurement strategies); propose methods to improve results

 

What You Will Bring

  • 7+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas: strategic planning/product management / product ownership/project management
  • Experience leading strategy, communications and/or experience design for a consumer-facing mobile application
  • Understanding of mobile software development technologies and processes
  • Direct management experience (this role will manage one resource to start, with possible future expansion)
  • Strong communication and storytelling capabilities, including experience creating decks/presenting at an executive level
  • Strong organization, communications, and collaboration skills, with a customer-focused approach
  • Experience working with varied agile / planning / collaboration / communication tools

 

Additional Preferred Competencies

  • Experience leading visual design / UX design teams; experience using application prototyping/design tools
  • Automotive and technology experience, preferably in emerging technologies (electrification, etc.)
  • Experience working with consumer-facing product teams and multi-location / global teams

 

Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 


Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Mahwah, NJ, US

Job requisition ID:  51916


Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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