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Executive Director, Product Strategy

Company: Toyotaconnected
Location: Plano
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

  • Develop a vision for the Product Strategy Team at Toyota Connected that aligns with enterprise goals and leverages core capabilities and key product portfolios
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the core business of Toyota Connected and conduct competitive and market research to identify areas of opportunity moving forward within the Toyota mobility focus areas
  • Cultivate a set of internal customers for Toyota Connected/Connected Technology products in North America and other regions
  • Work with cross-functional teams and partners to identify, prioritize, and realize opportunities to create value for internal and external customers
  • Identify opportunities to expand existing products to increase their value to the market while understanding position in market against competitors
  • Develop and manage business models, business cases, and financial projections for products and product portfolios
  • Develop and integrate product roadmaps to create and execute cross-organizational product plans
  • Clearly define and present product strategy and actionable recommendations to leadership across the Toyota organization
  • Lead market research to identify new markets to expand existing products or to define new product opportunities.
  • Support innovation strategy within Toyota Connected to rapidly create and iterate on concepts that could serve identified markets.
  • Manage and help develop a team including defining roles and responsibilities, providing ongoing input and feedback about work outputs, and evaluating performance
  • Work closely with VP of Engineering to ensure product strategy and development are aligned and delivering on an agreed vision Qualifications:
    • Extensive experience in business strategy and product leadership
    • Experience working with or managing data-related products
    • Proven track-record developing and executing impactful strategies for a portfolio of software products
    • Deep experience in Agile product development and working with Agile development teams
    • Experience successfully leading, managing, coaching and developing a high performing team of product strategy and business development team members
    • Experience working with cross-functional teams to bring complex products to market
    • Ability to deal with ambiguity and turn incomplete, conflicting, or ambiguous inputs into concrete action plans
    • Experience building, owning, and prioritizing complex product portfolios and roadmaps and aligning them with organizational priorities
    • Experience using market research to identify opportunities and inform product roadmaps and strategies
    • Experience developing and managing business models for a portfolio of products
    • We think the knowledge acquired earning a Bachelor's Degree would be of great value in this position, but if you're smart and have the experience that backs up your abilities, for us, talent trumps degree every time. Preferred:
      • MBA or MA/MS degree(s)
      • Experience in client services
      • Experience in the automotive industry
      • Experience working with Connected Car, IOT or Mobility related products
      • Experience working with clients or individuals from other regions of the world
      • Experience launching products into new markets What's in it for you? In addition to an excellent compensation and benefits package, you'll also receive:
        • A Career Path that allows you to take your career to the next level.
        • Annual $2,500 Training Budget to help you grow and develop your professional skills.
        • Unlimited time off and flexibility for a great worklife balance. At TC you'll be treated like the professional we know you are and left to manage your own time and work load.
        • Hybrid work schedule to allow for a blend of in office and remote work coming in June 2022!
        • Home office stipend of $1,000 to help furnish an ergonomic remote office.
        • Four months of paid parental leave. We want new moms and dads to have an opportunity to bond with their new little bundles of joy.
        • Adoption Assistance of $5,000 for regular adoptions or $6,000 for special needs. We know adoption costs can add up, and we want to help.
        • 401(k) with generous company match that is fully vested day one.
        • Toyota and Lexus vehicle discounts to allow you to drive in style.
        • Generous vehicle allowance for new and leased Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Scratch that vehicle payment off your monthly bills!
        • Annual Patent-a-thons and Hackathons to embrace your superior creative thinking ability.
        • Annual fitness reimbursement to help you balance your overall health without breaking the bank. We also have a Toyota Connected fit club that loves plank competitions!
        • Free catered lunches when working onsite. We try to keep it healthy, but Fridays are "cheat" days, so you can get your carbs on!
        • Two fully stocked Nespresso bars for your coffee and tea fixes.
        • Stocked kitchens with healthy snacks including fresh fruit, almonds, mixed nuts, pretzels, trail mix, and flavored waters. Nobody is hangry here!
        • No dress code! Come as you are. We know the smart people we hire don't need to be told what to wear.
        • Free covered garage parking to shield your vehicle from those sneaky storms and to protect your buns from the Texas sun. Who Are We? Toyota Connected is a new company created to infuse the power of big data and cloud intelligence into all aspects of the mobility experience so that driving a Toyota or Lexus is more personal, intuitive and safe. -We create and enable technologies that delight, simplify and connect the lives of those who use our products. -We believe this mobility revolution will empower our customers to use their vehicles in an array of exciting new ways. We support, celebrate and thrive on the opportunity to provide Mobility for All.

          Making a connected life a more human experience takes humans from all walks of life. Toyota Connected celebrates and is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces you regardless of your race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, skin color, age, disability, military or veteran status, big shot relative, or Instagram fame. Different makes us awesome. Defining the future of mobility through enabling memorable customer experiences.

Keywords: Toyotaconnected, Plano , Executive Director, Product Strategy, Executive , Plano, Texas

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