Ford Motor Company Proactive Support Growth and Development Senior Manager in Topeka, Kansas
Ford is redefining how it will build a better world for the future by creating a culture and opportunities where employees will capitalize on Ford’s excellence in designing and building the most iconic products while also helping develop the future of world-class connected electric vehicles. We call this new business Model e. The creation of Model e was informed by the success of small, passionate Ford teams that developed the Mustang Mach-E SUV and F-150 Lightning pickup, as well as Ford’s dedicated EV division in China. Dedicated teams in Model e will create the software platforms and fully networked vehicle architectures to support delightful, always-on and ever-improving vehicles and experiences that will allow us to deliver over 50% of our total sales in BEV and 33 million connected vehicles by 2030. We are building a team of the world’s best software, electrical and automotive talent and turning them loose to create shockingly great electric vehicles and digital experiences for new generations of customers. These changes in our business will allow us the greatest opportunity to bring value and serve customers since Henry Ford scaled the Model T.
What will it be like to work at Model e?
At Model e we are passionate about solving hard problems and delivering extraordinary solutions to change the world. We challenge competitors, bureaucracy, obstacles and even our own assumptions. We have zero tolerance for bias or personal agendas. We are swift and decisive, trusting the experts, believing the data, seeking out and listening to bold intuition – regardless of the source. We are averse to complexity, suspicious of habits and open to risk. We constantly learn. We focus on the mission and deliver with urgency and speed.
Work alongside Ford leadership and a cross-functional team to establish a transformative product roadmap and be relentless in delivering products, services, and experiences that our customers can’t live without
Define the product portfolio strategy, business case and business model for proactive support that will allow your business domain to win against the competition in market now and in the future
Maintain a deeply user-centered focus throughout the process from early stages of research and design to understand the needs of our EV customers
Collaborate with cross-functional team across Design, Engineering, Business, IT and Operations teams to ensure the desirability, feasibility, and viability of our product strategy
Guide prioritization, planning, and execution of workstreams and ensure alignment across functions
Make data-driven decisions through rapid iteration, experiments in market, and learning through feedback from real customers
Communicate highly complex concepts and plans to a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders, and evangelize the product strategy to executive leadership
Build strong relationships across a variety of functions to establish trust, make decisions, and drive action
Deliver clearly articulated product vision and value propositions
Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, technical field, or equivalent experience
6 years of experience in product management, and/or business development especially working closely with software engineering teams
Experience developing business cases and business models
Strong strategic thinking and problem solving skills; able to use data to translate ambiguous problems into elegant solutions
Experience leading cross-functional teams to build complex products
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to engage effectively at all levels from executive leadership to customers, across geographies and cultures
Grit, determination, and resiliency to challenge the status quo, and motivate team members and leadership to break through compromises and make bold decisions
Comfort navigating ambiguity, establishing goals and crafting a plan in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
Even better, you may have...
Master's degree in a technical or engineering field or MBA or equivalent practical experience
Experience with Agile, Lean, and Design Thinking principles in the product development process
Experience building service-based product ecosystems e.g. Consumer Electronics, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile Applications, Transportation as a Service, or Autonomous Vehicles
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Requisition ID : 17813