Digital Product Assistant Manager

Fast Switch

Digital Product Assistant Manager

Digital Product Assistant Manager #427859
Job Description:
The energy at our company is contagious. We’re driven by our immense passion, as we constantly seek out challenges and identify new opportunities. We work hard to connect with our customers and earn their loyalty for life.  Bring your talent to our company – our opportunities for growth span the globe. We will give you the training and opportunities to unleash your ambition.
 
The Dealer Digital Product Assistant Manager (DDPAM) provides a key role within the Certified Vendor Management Program. The DDPAM is responsible for end to end delivery of digital services within an assigned product category or categories. They are responsible for the initial development and ongoing enhancement of services provided to dealers.
 
The job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Develop initial product strategy and vision for services within their respective category (if not already existing)
  • Develop and manage request for proposals for new services or enhancements to existing services
  • Participate in the identification, evaluation and selection of 3rd party vendors to provide the best capability/price trade off within a product category
  • Develop and implement a go-to-market plan, working with all departments to execute. Manage contracting, program rollout, co-op and program communication. Evangelize the services within a product category to all internal & external stakeholders
  • Measure, monitor and communicate vendor performance, manage quarterly product plans, work with brands on go-to market integration, train in-field consultants and stakeholders, and work cross-functionally with all departments within the Certified Vendor Program.
  • Provide product oversight to ensure products and services are functioning properly, and consistently meet the needs of the dealers, customers and business owners
  • Prioritize feature roadmaps for new and existing programs, actively participate in requirements definition and present updates to key stakeholders
  • Identify and recommend new product lines or extensions to existing product lines, support new product launches, monitor and recommending strategies to enhance operational efficiency; track the business value of partnerships and investments.
  • Manage P&L for their category of services, monitor and report on actual and budgeted expenditures for area of responsibility
  • Continually expand strategic direction and vision for existing products and services, staying current with emerging technologies and Dealer products.
  • Conduct market research, vendor research, and present opportunities inclusive of ROI for program prioritization
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years in digital retail position (MUST HAVE)
  • Working knowledge of digital advertising & marketing (Websites, SEO, SEM, Social, Lead Management/CRM, consumer marketing, etc)
  • Knowledge of automotive digital vendor ecosystem
  • The ability to balance competing priorities while maintaining effectiveness in a dynamic, often chaotic environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills that involves understanding the audience; getting the message across; presenting information effectively; and communicating openly
  • Self-motivated and able to thrive and multi-task in a fast-paced sales focused environment
  • Excellent time management skills – the ability to effectively and efficiently use your time to focus on the most impactful activities and challenge those that distract from the identified goal
  • Ability to build strong relationships, become a trusted advisor, and interact with all levels of dealership personnel
  • Ability to influence business partners
  • Ability to manage cross-functional groups
  • Ability to adapt to various levels of dealership digital expertise
  • Skilled in the use of Adobe, PowerPoint, Office, Excel, etc.
  • Computer skills to develop, maintain, and analyze data
  • Business consulting skills, ability to create action plans and track progress 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Dealership/automotive experience
  • Digital retail experience (Dealer BDC or Digital Dealer Tool Provider)
Additional Info:
 
At Fast Switch – Great Lakes (FSGL), Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories.  Isn’t that cool? Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve, and have a little fun along the way.
We at FSGL, have been doing this for 22 years with pride, dedication and plain old-fashioned hard work.
We're a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.
We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things, and we do them for Fortune 10 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups.
Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefit options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include:
 
  • Medical and Dental (Fast Switch pays majority of the medical program)
  • Vision
  • Personal Time Off (PTO) Program
  • Long Term Disability (100% paid)
  • Life Insurance (100% paid)
  • 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match
 
Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.
One of our pride points as that in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, Fast Switch was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press.
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