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Remote Product Lead, Autonomous Vehicles

Location: 

San Jose, CA, US

Shift:  1st

Known for our innovative components, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America manufactures autonomous-ready infotainment and ADAS solutions, premium audio systems, high-definition displays, and powertrain electronics for standard, electric, and hybrid vehicles. Our successful New Ventures team is focused on exploring new innovative mobility products - To ideate, incubate, accelerate and scale disruptive new ventures.  Be a part of a select team that is making a real impact on the mobility of tomorrow! 

 

REMOTE / TELECOMMUTE - ANYWHERE US. We are now seeking a seasoned product executive, with a background in technical products around Electric and Autonomous Vehicles, to lead a new venture to incorporate autonomous vehicles as a part of wildfire response.  As a key member of the incubation team, the Product Leader is accountable for the vision, development, and planning of a solution strategy throughout the product life-cycle of the venture. They will leverage industry research, together with a deep understanding of customer pain obtained through end-user interviews, to shape, define, and evolve the Venture’s product roadmap. As the product owner, they will define the minimum viable product (MVP), and marshal the resources needed to deliver the solution. The product leader will also drive the development timelines and deliverables, generate the necessary use case documents, and create the project plans and oversight processes needed to assure success. This role is designed as a 3 month contract position with a possible opportunity to convert to a full-time founder in the future.

 

  • Gather and prioritize product, service, and customer requirements, defining the solution vision based on interactions with customers and prospects, industry experts and opinion leaders, and internal sales leadership.
  • Generate criteria and structure for requirements prioritization, leading to development of a multi-year product roadmap that supports and drives achievement of the initiative’s goals.
  • Create product specifications and interactive mock-ups or prototypes required for demonstration and development of the solution.
  • Provide project planning, management, and oversight for all the team’s development activities during the incubation, including coordination of internal and external resources, schedules, and budgets.
  • Devise an infrastructure for product-line testing, maintenance, phased release, and customer support. 
  • Develop pricing and packaging for the offering.
  • Collaborate with the venture team and pilot customers before new product launches, refining the value proposition, positioning, functionality, pricing, and sales support materials. 
  • Develop annual budgets for the team’s product development efforts, including resource and capital expenditure requests.
  • Complete required administrative tasks, including project plans, customer requirements summaries, concept roadmaps, new product and service progress reports, and budget variance analysis.

 

Qualifications

  • 7+ yrs experience in product management developing mockups, demonstrations, prototypes, requirements, and use cases.
  • 3+ yrs experience in product-line development and solution deployment.
  • Experience building early stage products from concept through launch. 
  • 2+ yrs experience working with a technical product(s) around Electric /Autonomous Vehicles.
  • 2+ yrs experience in a customer-facing role such as sales, consulting, or sales engineering.
  • Product cost management experience.
  • Ability to translate pain identified during customer interviews into product concepts and features.
  • Start-up company experience.
  • Exceptional people skills and the demonstrated ability to gain confidence, build rapport, and drive consensus with team members.

 

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Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto