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Ford Motor Company Product Line Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

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Product Line Manager

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we’re all a part of something bigger than ourselves. What will you make today?

Ford Pro is a new global business within Ford committed to commercial customer productivity. Ford Pro delivers a work-ready suite of vehicles, accessories, and services for virtually every vocation, backed by technology, and engineered for uptime. A true one-stop shop, offering a full portfolio of electrified and internal combustion vehicles designed to integrate seamlessly with the Ford Pro ecosystem, helping customers' businesses thrive today and into the new era of electrification.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an organization that will be instrumental in crafting the future of how we do business with the commercial customer at the center of everything we do.

Ford Pro Technology group is looking for Product Managers that embrace Lean, Agile and Human Centered Design practices to deliver innovative software products. The product line manager will work with individual product team managers to coordinate software delivery that optimizes user experience and business value.

What you'll do...

  • Maintain a balance between business viability, user desirability and technical feasibility while delivering software products across a product line.

  • Works collaboratively and closely with Business Partners, UX and Engineering to define a product vision and break it down into a Product Strategy including a tangible roadmap for teams to schedule and build features for delivery.

  • Help Business Partners understand Ford Pro Tech’s iterative development approach with focus to deliver value rapidly to production through careful and deliberate prioritization with subsequent launches that build upon our learnings.

  • Drive Product Strategy and manage dependencies across different product lines through collaboration with their Product Group Leads and other Product Line Leaders

  • Conduct user research, product experiments, and other validation techniques to gather feedback and product insights in partnership with Product Designers

  • Translate research into simple intuitive solutions while handling complex information architecture

  • Create assets to guide product development work (Discovery, Framing and Scoping documents, opportunity trees, user stories).

  • Work with product designers to ensure timely delivery of designs and assets to the development team.

  • Work hands-on with the development teams to prioritize, plan, and deliver software that creates excellent user experiences, desired business outcomes and shared ownership

  • Mentor and train other Product Managers to help them learn agile/XP methods, product management techniques and build skills.

  • Help innovate and iterate on agile PM processes, share learnings, and actively participate in Product Management Community of Practice

You'll have...

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering field or business administration

  • 5+ years with progressive responsibilities in software development

  • 2+ years of experience defining product vision, strategy, product roadmaps and building and managing multiple backlogs.

  • 2+ years working with Agile software methodologies (Scrum, eXtreme Programming, Kanban, etc)

Even better, you may have...

  • Experience in creating product roadmaps to serve various markets through a global lens

  • Obsess about the customer and associated Personas

  • Skilled at defining and prioritizing product features.

  • Strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to teach others.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and navigate complex decision making.

  • Ability to collaborate well with engineers, designers, and business partners.

  • Previous success delivering a product to market with an Agile development team, and ongoing development and support of production applications.

  • Curious about new technologies and exhibit a strong desire to learn.

  • Practice in Lean thinking, human-centered product development and Agile Software development

  • Have exposure to lightweight product development methods such as user story mapping and/ or rapid prototyping.

  • Experience in designing and leading development of cloud native software applications.

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder…or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

  • Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more

  • Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases

  • Tuition assistance

  • Established and active employee resource groups

  • Paid time off for individual and team community service

  • A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day

  • Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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.

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. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.

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.


Requisition ID : 11684