• Director Product Management

    Job Locations CA-CAN - Virtual SK
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Mission

    DIRECTOR PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

     

    Who We Are

    Founded and continuously led by inventor and entrepreneur Tony Aquila, Solera is a global leader in digital technologies that connect and secure life's most important assets: our cars, homes and identities. Since its inception in 2005 as a garage-based startup, Solera has grown aggressively with over 50 acquisitions across its platforms. The company's current product solutions include Audatex, Autodata, AutoPoint, CAP/HPI, Colimbra, Digidentity, Enservio, Explore Data, Hollander, Identifix, Inpart, LYNX and TitleTec, as well as the company's flagship Digital Garage application. Today, Solera processes over 300 million transactions annually for approximately 235,000 partners and customers in over 80 countries. Unified by a strong culture that values uncommon entrepreneurial thinking and continuous "do-it-different" innovation, Solera's global workforce of 6,700+ associates come from diverse forward-thinking industries that include automotive technology, artificial intelligence, software development, data sciences, cybersecurity, cognitive design, and digital identity protection. For more information, please visit solera.com.

    Audatex Canada is currently seeking a Product Management- Director (Total Loss Solutions) to join the Canadian team.

    The Solera Way

    Solera’s uncommon culture is based on three simple principles: Think 80/20 (Focus), Act 30/30 (Efficiency), and Live 90/10 (Accountability). We define our mindset using Our 3H’s: Humility, a Hunger to succeed, and a desire to Hunt for opportunities to win. We train our volunteers to engage with each other modulating between their intellect (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ) using our 3Fs: Facts, Finesse, and Force. Solera has become a global technology leader that is constantly growing in the double digits. The principles, drills, and values associated with the Solera Way have been fundamental to Solera’s success and our ability to grow, continuously change, and innovate.

    Are You Uncommon?

     

    Reporting to the Vice-President Client Services & Professional Services he/she will be a  key player on the Audatex Canada team, responsible for all aspects of the total loss solutions portfolio both from the product road-map and deliverables but also from the data oversight, sales support, training and implementation perspectives. The Product Management - Director is responsible for and measured on the revenue, penetration, profitability, innovation, and strategic value of his or her product portfolio. In this role he/she will use his/her in-depth experience to identify and articulate key insights about customers and their pain points. The Product Management- Director will need to maintain executive presence and will use his/her outstanding communication skills to positively position Audatex’s value proposition against its competitors. This is a key collaborative function that works closely with sales, marketing, engineering, and senior management.

     

    Position 80s

    What You’ll Be Doing

    At Solera, we believe in providing clarity and focus to what our volunteers are responsible for – their mission. The 80’s, as we call them at Solera, are the employee’s priorities associated with their role or mission. The mission 80’s for this role, are:

    • Being a leader & contributing to ongoing total loss product road-map development
    • Managing total loss products through their entire product life cycle
    • Supporting product sales and professional services teams
    • Being a strong customer advocate and an excellent communicator
    • Championing the adherence to time-lines, product performance and goals

    Additional responsibilities of the role include:

     

    • The responsibilities include identification and analysis of industry trends, competitive analysis, development of product and product line strategy, managing product research, data and prototyping, developing product business cases and defining products through requirements selection, documentation and clarification with discussion and active debate. Moreover, this position will be responsible for executing product development by providing ongoing prioritization and trade-off decisions and for launching products, including the development and delivery of product messaging and (working with our marketing team) sales and marketing collateral. The person will be expected to establish deep relationships with key customers and their executive to stay connected with their needs and will be deriving key insights for customer groups within target markets.

     

    • The ideal candidate will be an action oriented and proactive problem solver and visionary who is able to work with minimal direction and capable of taking 20 percent of input and delivering 80 percent of output. A successful total loss solutions product owner/director at Audatex Canada will not only own the total loss suite of solutions but also the various partnerships to ensure Audatex solutions maintain a high value proposition and competitive edge.

    Qualifications

    Are You Qualified?

     

    Experience Required

    • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 7 years experience in the total loss/salvage process
    • Demonstrated experience managing multiple simultaneous products and initiatives, with strong success stories
    • Superior leadership skills, with the ability to keep teams motivated and focused on delivering results
    • Experience working with external agencies and service providers, including creative direction
    • Demonstrated expertise and success using agile software development
    • Self-starter with excellent requirements triage skills
    • Demonstrated meeting facilitation skills with the ability to incorporate input from individuals with diverse backgrounds and personality types
    • Executive presence
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, outstanding presentation skills
    • Travel is estimated at 60%
    • Technologically proficient with MS Office

     

    Our Space

    We believe that offices should be destinations where people want to be… places where people want to work, play and, collaborate. That is why we spend a lot of time on enhancing our workspaces. Solera’s work environments are intersections of the old and the new… of the past, present, and future. They are spaces designed to stimulate creative thinking, innovation, and cross-functional collaboration.

     

    We also embrace wellness. Whether it is our onsite or offsite workout centers, nutritional meals and beverages, or endless snacks for focus and energy. This wellness plan is our commitment to healthy living, which spans across our office environments.

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