Head of Product | Hertz | Automotive

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Job Description

Job Requisition ID: [[158003]] 

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Al-Futtaim Group partners with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands. Al-Futtaim Group’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organization to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate. 

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration and integrity; Al-Futtaim Group continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day

Overview of the role:

The Senior Product Manager creates product roadmap and defines the strategic vision for multiple business application driven by the overall vision.
S/he will have a have a deep understanding of the target market/industry and build close relationships with key stakeholders to ensure that the team’s effort is aligned with overall strategy. A Product Manager manages dependencies with other team’s functions while identifying, building and managing strategic partnership across the different teams. S/He will work closely within the businesses to ensure business and user feedback is translated into new developments when necessary. 

What you will do:

  1. Set ambitious and clear product vision, in consultation with and communicate it effectively to stakeholders, the team, and the rest of the pod
  2. End to end team output strategy from inception to production
  3. Collaboration with stakeholders to ensure digital vision and products align within team strategy and requirements
  4. Accountable for product specific KPIs once solution enters production and communicate regular tracking to stakeholders
  5. Utilize market and industry knowledge to translate user needs into user stories and acceptance criteria for their team.
  6. Maintain a 12-month rolling backlog and 3 to 4 specific sprints ahead of the team 
  7. Works closely with Senior Product Manager to establish each product’s business value and support messaging, communication and customer outreach as necessary
  8. Facilitates release planning with stakeholders as well as regular demos
  9. Leads the Agile team(s) and works onsite with the team daily
  10. Integrates usability studies & research into product requirements to enhance user satisfaction and ensure customer driven design
  11. Own and write comprehensive growth product feature specifications, user stories & epics

Required Skills to be successful:

  1.   Must have proven knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the captive financial services, rental and leasing industries 
  2.   Strong collaborator with cross-functional teams from tech, design, and business
  3.   Proven knowledge & understanding of standard precision practices, technology & supporting industry principles
  4.   5-7 years of Experience with B2C digital products in the captive financial services industry
  5.   5-7 years of experience in setting product definitions and roadmaps
  6.   At least 7 years of experience in facilitating agile ceremonies, managing a backlog/release plan, tracking team level metrics, removing blockers (burndown chart, release burn up,etc)
  7.   5-7   years of experience leading with teams in an agile setting
  8.   At least 3 years of experience working with Software development teams
  9.   Demonstrated use/strong understanding of the cloud industry

Job-Specific/Technical Skills required to complete the tasks:

  1.   Intellectually curious, quick to learn and apply technologies to solve customers’ problems, reach new audiences or enable new business models
  2.    Believes in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration, transparency, safety, and trust
  3.  Not afraid to “roll up the sleeves” and seeks to go outside comfort zone to learn and pushes teams to do the same
  4.   Creative and out of the box thinker
  5.   Persistent and able to push the organisation way beyond their comfort zones
  6.    Have an Entrepreneurial spirit
  7.   Strong leader, collaborator, team player, and individual contributor
  8.  Strong communication skills with comfort in speaking with business stakeholders
  9. Excellent speaking-listening-writing skills, attention to details, proactive self-starter and able to influence others internally and externally
  10.  Clear understanding and emphasis on customer-centred usability and design.
  11. Experience with building products and services for partners, resellers, and consulting companies.
  12.  Ability to analyse quantitatively, problem-solve, and scope business requirements.
  13.   Ability to deliver initiatives from conception through completion.
  14. Ability to meet tight deadlines and proactively prioritize workloads.
  15.  Ability to develop new ideas and creative solutions.
  16.  Proven ability to influence a large organization effectively

What equips you for the role:

•    Bachelor ‘s degree in Business, Computer Science, or related field and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) required; or equivalent relevant experience

Area
Dubai, AE