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Sr. Product Director

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

Join AutoTrader and shape the future of automotive e-commerce. We are on a mission to reinvent the digital retail experience for automotive consumers. Come to Trader and join a diverse workforce, working with the latest tech to pave the way for innovation.

We are proud to have built an environment where everyone has an opportunity to be their creative best. A place where we value collaboration, curiosity and excellence. A place, where we trust teams to work autonomously, make data-driven decisions and become masters of their craft through numerous learning opportunities.

Sounds like something you would enjoy?

We are looking for a Sr. Director, Product –  for the largest automotive marketplace in Canada.

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About the role: 

Working with the Chief Product Officer, the Sr Director, Product will drive the execution of strategic growth focuses for the business from concept/inception, partnership evaluation, design and development. They’ll drive, engage and motivate internal and external cross functional teams on execution. 

As an ideal candidate, you will have a keen eye for gaps in product offerings and the innovative mindset to fill them. You’re a highly skilled market analyst with a proven ability to strategize the full lifecycle of product production — from conception through release. You may already be a confident leader who has experience guiding cross-functional teams in the successful creation of products that improve consumer experience and grow market share.

The candidate needs to be able to see the big picture and strategy, yet possesses the skills to get into the details with the teams and be accountable to lead with excellent executional and communication skills managing efforts across a wide and varied cross functional team. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Drive the product and business-planning process across cross-functional teams of the company
  • Analyze consumer needs, current market trends, and potential partnerships from an ROI and build vs. buy perspective
  • Assess current competitor offerings, seeking opportunities for differentiation
  • Analyze product requirements and develop appropriate programs to ensure they’re successful achieved
  • Develop, implement, and maintain production timelines across multiple departments
  • Appraise new product ideas and strategize appropriate to-market plans
  • Drive the product and business-planning process across cross-functional teams of the company
  • Analyze consumer needs, current market trends, and potential partnerships from an ROI and build vs. buy perspective
  • Assess current competitor offerings, seeking opportunities for differentiation
  • Analyze product requirements and develop appropriate programs to ensure they're successful achieved
  • Develop, implement, and maintain production timelines across multiple departments
  • Appraise new product ideas and strategize appropriate to-market plans

What You Need:

  • 10+ years relevant work experience in software product design and development. Preferably in B2B SaaS.
  • University or post-secondary degree in Engineering, Business, Computer Science and/or related discipline 
  • Understands how to evaluate a commercial opportunity 
  • Demonstrated ability to create and personally drive the execution of plans to help achieve a corporation’s goals
  • Excellent presentation skills to take key business stakeholders through a strategic vision
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast- paced environment 
  • Communicate effectively through written and verbal mediums at all levels of the organization
  • Some project management expertise with a demonstrated ability to drive projects forward and manage cross functional teams to achieve a task
  • Proven experience working as a product developer in a non-managerial role
  • Able to network and develop key partnerships
  • Detailed and results oriented with strong analytical skills

What’s in it for you… 

  • We understand that there is life at work and life outside of work. Here are a few benefits we all benefit from that support us to be our creative best.
  • Fitness and wellness
  • We provide discounts to nation-wide gyms, onsite gyms (when we’re in the office), an Employee and Family Assistance Program, as well as a virtual wellness program.
  • Day 1 health benefits
  • Gym discounts
  • Local in-office free gyms
  • Employee and Family Assistance program
  • Weekly virtual wellness events
  • Learning allowance
  • In addition to in-house training, we provide an annual allowance of $1500 so you can grow your skills.
  • Tuition allowance
  • Conferences & training budget
  • Regular internal training programs
  • Financial planning
  • Let us help you invest in your future with 3% matching towards your pension and multiple forms of income protection.
  • Competitive salary
  • Annual bonus structure
  • 3% CPP matching

 

Do we have your attention now? If so, we would love to hear from you!