SAP Product Manager

at Ford
Published November 29, 2023
Location Dearborn, MI
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  

Description

Job Description

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow's transportation.

As a key member of our Information Technology group, you'll play a critical part in shaping the future of mobility. If you're looking for the chance to leverage advanced technology to redefine the transportation landscape, enhance the customer experience, and improve people's lives, this is your opportunity. Join us and challenge your IT expertise and analytical skills to help create vehicles that are as smart as you are.

Ford is implementing the SAP I-ERP project, which will significantly reduce the size and complexity of Ford's technical footprint, emphasize differentiating capabilities, and transform and standardize its business processes. Revenue Accounting and Reporting (RAR) is one of the SAP modules being implemented to help businesses comply with new statutory regulations specifically related to subscription services.

We are looking for a SAP Technical Product Manager who is a technically oriented individual who has experience designing, building, deploying, and supporting SAP solutions and is interested in working with other SAP and SAP-integrated solutions.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is Technically savvy and is willing to accept and learn SAP and develop Techno/Functional expertise and be able to manage Product teams' deliverables.

Responsibilities

You will help support and drive RAR PDO-specific identification and implementation of technology solutions, collaborating with IERP Architecture, System integrators, and other PDOs with the Product line.

What you'll be able to do:

  • Engaged in bridging the gap between Architecture/PDO and Foundational product teams
  • Collaborate with business product owners to develop prioritized functional business requirements
  • Ensure product requirements are communicated clearly and understood
  • Support design and implementation of RAR solution
  • Deliver process design and information flow supporting functional work streams
  • Review technical design, and provide Ford-specific support to system integrators
  • Work with product owners to identify project business value and associated metrics
  • Drive and challenge product owners on their assumptions and prioritizations of business value
  • Work in providing architecture support such as troubleshooting application performance issues
  • Work with the product teams and product owners to ensure testing plans are robust and facilitate testing with internal and external interface teams
  • Balance "doing it right" with "speed to delivery" by identifying and mitigating risk, generating options, educating business and other decision-makers, and taking on justified technical debt
  • Collaborate with system integrators, Ford IT, and Business teams and meet the enterprise objectives
  • Provide thought leadership, business acumen, application design standards, and consulting for product teams

Qualifications

The minimum requirements we seek:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or a related field
  • At least 5 years of progressive responsibilities within technology and software functions such as software engineering/development, software/application delivery, product delivery, and/or product management
  • 2+ years working with SAP I-ERP or another Finance/Accounting Platform
  • Proven track record in making delivery commitments, managing customer expectations, and delivering on commitments

Our preferred qualifications:

  • Advance Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or a related field
    Functional experience in Finance and Accounting
  • 5+ years of Software Delivery experience using Agile and/or Lean practices including defining and prioritizing product features and working with backlog management tools
  • Software engineering and design knowledge; OO Design Principles Practiced in eXtreme Programming (XP) disciplines including Paired programming Test-first/Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • 2+ years of Object-oriented Development experience where you applied Java Enterprise concepts with the following tools and technologies:
  • Spring Platform (Spring MVC, Spring Boot, Spring JDBC, Spring Cloud)
  • Automated Testing, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, and technologies (Jenkins CI or similar)
  • 2+ years of experience in supporting Cloud-based Software Products on the Google Cloud Platform (GCS, DataProc, Big Query, Data Flow), AWS, or Azure
  • 3+ years of experience managing user requirements and user stories, calculating stories, tracking the delivery process, and managing software projects using CA Agile Central (Rally) or Jira, or similar Agile Tools
  • Perform at an extremely high level of technical competence and maturity under pressure
  • Strong technical background in software delivery, monitoring, and support of products.
  • Experience in troubleshooting complex systems and performance testing and tuning
  • Validated experience defining the product vision, strategy, and product roadmaps, and crafting and managing backlogs
  • Thrive in a fast-paced working norm and manage multiple deliverables simultaneously.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others (including key stakeholders within and outside the team) and navigate complex decision making
  • Effective time management, organizational, planning, and time management skills; ability to prioritize effectively in a fast-paced, complex, and global environment to construct quality deliverables from minimal definitions and to work on multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate effectively with IT and business team members on a global level, negotiate solutions and drive consensus across platform stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills - able to convey complex blends of business and technical matters to a range of audiences
  • Ford standard services (such as AFDS, APS, PCF, APIC/DataPower, and IICS)

What you'll receive in return:
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 the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage, generous PTO, retirement, and savings plans, incentive compensation, tuition assistance, a vehicle discount program, and much more

For information on Ford's salary and benefits, please visit:
https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2023-benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-1.pdf

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. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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.

About Us

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career and help us define tomorrow's transportation.

About the Team

We believe that freedom of movement drives human progress. Ford Information Technology (IT) is shaping the future of mobility by redefining the transportation landscape, enhancing the customer experience and improving people's lives. Join the Ford family as we change the way the world moves.