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Dealer Originations Product Owner – Ford

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Job Description & Qualifications

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation.

The mission of the Dealer Product Organization is to deliver innovative digital products that make it easy for dealers to do business with Ford Credit and ultimately better serve our mutual customers.

The Dealer Originations product team supports the Credit Decisioning and Contract Funding process at Ford Credit which includes services provided by RouteOne.   As a Product Owner in the Dealer Originations space, your mission will be to obsess over your users and deliver innovative features.  Delivery will require significant critical thinking, collaboration with partner(s), and drive for innovation to succeed. 

To accomplish your mission, you will:

  • Drive the lifecycle of a product from ideation, using user research, to launch and land your success metrics, and continue iterating on the product to improve your user’s journey
  • Obsess over the dealer user experience with empathy to identify and solve pain points with a high impact on Net Promoter Score (NPS)
  • Write compelling Product Requirement Documents (PRDs)
  • Partner closely with Engineering, User Experience (UX), and other cross-functional teams (both internally and externally) to create, drive and deliver an innovative, compelling, and user-friendly experience for our dealers
  • Leverage discipline around analytics and OKRs (objectives and key results) to prioritize the right initiatives to deliver impactful results
  • Approach new product launches with the spirit of quick and successive iterations, starting with pilots of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to get learnings that drive toward a Minimum Marketable Product (MMP) 
  • Drive the roadmap for your product, while delivering high-quality and impactful landings

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent years of experience
  • 5+ years of experience as a Product Manager with demonstrated ability to improve existing products while effectively working in teams with a diverse set of backgrounds 
  • Effective and inclusive when working in teams with diverse backgrounds to execute a shared vision
  • Ability to prioritize, manage multiple assignments and deliver with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate executive presence 
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to influence, persuade, and be comfortable having difficult conversations 
  • Strong cross-functional relationship building
  • Comfortable finding solutions to difficult problems 
  • Ability to effectively work across all levels of the organization to achieve organizational objectives 
  • Personally champion inclusion within teams through actions to fully engage teams with diverse backgrounds and experiences 
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills 
  • Experience driving product vision
  • Ability to evolve product strategy based on research, data, and industry trends in an innovative and fast‐paced environment.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s or MBA
  • Evidence of strong problem‐solving, analytical skills, and ability to operate in a white space environment generating insights to create and tell a story
  • Knowledge of multiple functional areas, including product ownership, engineering, UX/UI, sales, customer support, finance, or marketing
  • Experience working in a matrixed team structure and influencing across product areas 
  • Experience with managing specifications for software developers
  • Product experience with large‐scale systems
  • Development experience using various desktop and mobile app frameworks
  • Experience developing software or internet products and technologies to define technical product features
  • Experience with Dealer and/or Business Center Originations preferred
  • The position may also include People Leader responsibilities.

Open to remote work arrangements. Preferred location is Dearborn, MI.

What you’ll receive in return:

As part of the Ford family, you’ll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You’ll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we’d love to have you join us.  Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

By choice, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.


For information on Ford’s salary and benefits, please visit:
https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2022-benefits-and-comp-LL6-sal-plan-1.pdf

At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combating COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.