Ford Motor Company Vocational Software Co-Creation Manager in Dearborn, Michigan
Vocational Software Co-Creation Manager
Job Description & Qualifications:
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.
The Vocational Software Co-Creation Manager will be responsible for leading design and software efforts within the NA Commercial Vehicle organization (jointly with Enterprise Connectivity and Enterprise Product Line Management and their design arm, D-Ford) for discovery, framing and user design of software, data and charging solutions for fleets. Main responsibilities will be to serve as a main touchpoint with fleets, and the teams developing software and connectivity solutions to co-create new solutions based on ethnographic research, customer needs, vocational specialization and common business tools that benefit or are enhanced with connected vehicle data. When solutions have finalized design, work closely as the Business/Product Owner on implementation of the software.
Examples of initiatives:
Co-creation of common software tools, services and experiences that can be used by a variety of businesses and vocations specific to the vehicle
Dispatch, routing, and journey scheduling solutions
Tolling, parking and other virtual payment processes
Integration with “Smart City” infrastructure and services
Co-creation of common software tools, services and experiences that can be used by a variety of business and vocations not specific to the vehicle
Customer relationship management
Billing and invoicing tool
Accounting, payments and similar
Creation of newly-envisioned experiences enabled by electrified powertrains and electric commercial vehicles (e.g. jobsite power, generator replacement, jobsite monitoring, depot charging, etc.)
Creation of new solutions related to vehicle upfitters, sensors manufacturers, aftermarket accessory providers, and other commercial vehicle needs
What you’ll be able to do:
Lead use cases development, software creation and new hardware & software capabilities in the vehicle focus on vocational segments with Enterprise Connectivity and In-Vehicle Architecture and technology planning teams
Lead engagements with fleets to conduct human-centered design exercises with D-FORD (Ford's Internal Design Research organization) and others
Work closely with the connected product experience managers on co-creation initiatives and workshops
Work with upfitter interface teams to identify unique needs for those members of our ecosystem
Deliver the solutions and vocational software elements that define the next-gen experiences for fleet customers working closely with the Digital Experience Manager
Identify technology and software partners that are critical to delivery of vocational experiences
The minimum requirements we seek:
Three of more years of experience with Product Management / Product Ownership of embedded hardware or software development in automotive or similar industries
One or more year of experience with human-centered design and working directly with customers
Our preferred requirements:
Experience working in an agile methodology, working through backlogs, and development of product roadmaps
Passion for the customer and passion for designing new experiences
Familiarity with fleet / commercial vehicles and specific fleet personas (fleet managers, etc.)
Experience with in-vehicle architectures and their roadmaps, constraints and complexity
Familiarity with IOT products in a consumer or industrial context
Familiarity with field service management, or related software tools to support business productivity
What you’ll receive in return:
As part of the Ford family, you’ll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You’ll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.
If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we’d love to have you join us.
Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, TN visa holders may be considered.
By choice, 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.
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