The AWS Outcome Driven Engineering (ODE) team dives deep directly collaborating with strategic customers on game-changing emerging technology and building new industry-specific products to spread the learnings and benefits of digitization across all industries. As a Principal Product Manager for Automotive, you will manage a portfolio of products and customer engagements for software-defined vehicles, partnering with customer executives and business leaders, ODE engineering, and Amazon teams to define transformational products, develop outcome driven business models, drive product vision and execution, and set new product strategy. The role will focus on EMEA business engagements with the goal of creating direct connections with customers in defining global opportunities. Some travel will be required.
We’re looking for an accomplished technology veteran and product innovation leader with a background in the automotive industry to work with a multi-disciplinary team of software developers, subject matter experts, solutions architects, usability researchers, and builders to design, evangelize, and deliver state-of-the-art digital platforms and solutions with and for our customers. A successful candidate can lead exploration with c-suite executives, raises the product technology bar, makes strategic trade-offs between short term opportunity and long term sustainable industry change, thinks holistically about the product landscape, incubates game-changing technology in the face of ambiguous and sometimes shifting requirements, and generally GSD – Gets Stuff Done at a global scale.
As the product lead in this fast growing, exciting space you will own early market development for new offerings, drive the product portfolio vision, develop production execution strategy, and be responsible for measuring and achieving business results. A successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to think strategically and analytically about business, product, and technical challenges, with the ability to build and convey compelling value propositions, work cross-organizationally and across geographies to deliver results, and dive technically deep to lead product design decisions.
Inclusive Team Culture
Our team has a developed a reputation for attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. Yes, we do get to build really cool services and work closely with customers, but we also think a big reason for our diversity is the inclusive and welcoming culture we try to cultivate every day. We’re looking for a new teammate who is enthusiastic, empathetic, curious, motivated, reliable, and able to work effectively with a diverse team of peers; someone who will help us amplify the positive & inclusive team culture we’ve been building.
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have twelve employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.
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Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.
· Bachelor's degree or relevant equivalent experience
· 7+ years of experience as a technical product lead for customer facing digital products
· Proven success in building game-changing products in the automotive industry
· Track record of delivering business and technology results for complex, cross-functional initiatives while managing multiple competing priorities
· Established leadership with end-to-end product delivery and direct customer collaboration
· Experience driving organizational strategy and solution-level design thinking
· Fluency in English is required, any other European language is an advantage
· MBA or equivalent relevant business experience
· Exhibits excellent, clear, and detail-oriented written and verbal communications on highly complex topics.
· Business acumen and instinct with strong analytical and quantitative skills
· Ability to develop complex delivery projects, multi-party business justifications including financial modeling and business transformation scenarios
· Experience leading a start-up or delivering disruptive technologies at scale in a mature market
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