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TRADER Corporation is a trusted Canadian leader in online media, dealer and lender services. The company is comprised of AutoTrader.ca, AutoSync and Dealertrack Canada. AutoTrader.ca (AutoHebdo.net in Quebec) offers the largest inventory of new cars and used cars in Canada, receiving over 25 million monthly visits to its marketplace. With over 3,500 subscribers and counting, AutoSync is the largest and fastest growing dealer and OEM software provider in Canada. The platform’s suite of connected automotive software solutions brings advertising, conversion and operational support together, synchronizing the entire retail process. AutoSync’s diverse range of offerings includes: vAuto, EasyDeal, xtime, Motoinsight, Activix, TAdvantage and TRFFK. Dealertrack is Canada’s largest automotive financing portal, enhancing efficiency and profitability for all major segments of the automotive, marine, recreational vehicle, motorcycle and powersport retail industries. Over 6.5 million credit applications are submitted via the Dealertrack Canada portal each year. Visit tradercorporation.com to learn more..
The Product Owner is responsible for assisting in the launch of specific products/capabilities and an assigned group of products/services, from ideation and conception through to launch and life cycle management. Participate in overall marketing/product strategy, research and development, for existing, new and emerging products. Support the coordination and implementation of approved strategies and product improvements. Responsible for assisting in defining business rules and for successfully aligning technical requirements with business objectives. This will contribute to the overall product strategy.
Role & Responsibilities
1. Assist in developing and implementing new products & services along with comprehensive marketing strategies. Develop product definitions and provide documentation expertise and training to other departments involved in product development. Coordinate and work closely with the product development team and other cross-functional team members like sales, & Sales Operations to meet business objectives under the direction of the Senior Manager.
2. May lead life cycle management for existing products and services; identify and recommend product improvements to fit customer needs. Determine product development priorities. Work with business units in developing product road-maps to ensure business objectives and financial targets are met.
3. Participate and lead team ceremonies. Create user stories, author acceptance criteria and groom stories with the development team. Act as the product representative for the assigned group of product and services as it relates to the delivery cycle.
4. Conduct research and benchmarking techniques to optimize product strategy and performance. Monitor business, community and competitive reactions to new features of Trader products. Stay abreast of business and community needs and issues.
5. Participate in writing PRD’s (Product Requirements Documents) and defining processes. Partially assume project management responsibilities: determine key deliverables, introduction schedules and processes that need to be put in place.
6. Short term monitoring of product performance along with market trends, user feedback, customer needs, competitive information and market research for a given product line to determine the right feature set for buyers and sellers and fit with market needs.
7. Mid to long term planning: analyze market conditions to identify new business opportunities and strategies in the mid / long term.
Required Skills:
Strong technical aptitude and analytical skills
Strong knowledge of the online business
Customer focus and ability to develop client partnerships
Creativity and initiative
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent presentation skills
Ability to manage multiple projects and tight deadlines
Ability to quickly learn new products, technologies, and industries
Ability to influence and prioritize based on business need
Required Experience:
·       Jira experience an asset
·       Experience in a C2C and B2C environment preferred
·       Experience with Kanban and/or SAFe Agile an asset
·       Degree in a related field.
·       3-5 years of previous experience in Product Ownership relating to SaaS, fintech, or marketplaces.
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.
Benefits from Day 1
-Gym discounts
-Local in-office free gyms
-Employee and Family Assistance program
-Weekly virtual wellness events
-In addition to in-house training, we provide an annual lifestyle allowance of $1500 so you can grow your skills.
-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

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