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Sr. Product Manager (Platform)

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    Senior Level
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  • $131.4K - $164.3K
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  • You need a bachelor's degree in related field with 5 years of SaaS product management experience. Strong API knowledge, UX design understanding, and ability to work across product process. Define KPIs, lean product development, and agile practices. MBA or advanced degree a plus. E-commerce experience beneficial. Data analysis skills desirable.
  • You will lead platform solution creation, drive real customer/business value, mentor junior PMs, collaborate cross-functionally, and establish yourself as a thought leader in the car shopping space.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, computer science, or economics, or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience as a product manager in a SaaS environment, with a demonstrated track record of shipping successful API-driven platform products that required partnering with multiple teams, organizations, and/or companies.
  • Demonstrated product sense with an in-depth understanding of UX design principles and product experimentation (i.e. A/B testing, User testing, etc.).
  • You have experience working across the entire product process (strategy through to delivery) and have exceptional grasp of the fundamental principles of product management, lean product development and agile practices.
  • Experience defining KPIs and product metrics and using them to drive decisions, and pairing that with a sense for how and when to balance data with intuition.
  • Nice to Have Qualifications:
  • MBA or other advanced degree.
  • Experience working in e-commerce, retail, marketplaces, transportation, logistics, or a related sector.
  • SQL, Tableau and/or other data analysis skills.


  • Guide the creation of scalable, reusable platform solutions that enable Cars Commerce product teams to deliver differentiated and delightful experiences for car shoppers and our dealer and OEM partners.
  • Champion a platform mindset across the organization and work effectively with senior engineering partners to advocate for best practices.
  • Be a hands on coach, mentor and role model to more junior Product Managers, while also building best in class products for your customers.
  • Consistently deliver high value and impactful work, on schedule.
  • Drive real customer and business value that shows up internally and externally, regularly and predictably.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teammates to improve our processes and ensure team alignment towards goals.
  • Contribute to team level KPIs/OKRs, define product KPIs/OKRs, and monitor/manage product health and achievement toward those KPIs/OKRs.
  • Establish effective, trusting relationships with key internal and external partners.
  • Establish yourself as an expert and thought leader in your specific product space.
  • Communicate roadmaps, updates and key accomplishments effectively and broadly throughout the organization.
  • Work across other internal teams to establish clear interconnected roadmaps to align on intersection points.


What are some key responsibilities for the Senior Product Manager (Platform) role?

Some key responsibilities include guiding the creation of scalable platform solutions, championing a platform mindset, coaching and mentoring junior Product Managers, delivering high value work, driving customer and business value, collaborating with cross-functional teams, establishing effective relationships with partners, and establishing oneself as an expert in the product space.

What are the minimum qualifications required for the Sr. Product Manager (Platform) role?

The minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree in business, computer science, or economics, at least 5 years of product management experience in a SaaS environment, experience in shipping successful API-driven platform products, a strong product sense, and experience working across the entire product process.

What are some nice-to-have qualifications for the Sr. Product Manager (Platform) role?

Some nice-to-have qualifications include an MBA or other advanced degree, experience in e-commerce, retail, marketplaces, transportation, or logistics, and skills in SQL, Tableau, or other data analysis tools.

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Mission & Purpose

Cars Commerce is an audience-driven technology company empowering automotive that simplifies everything about buying and selling cars. The Cars Commerce platform includes the flagship automotive marketplace and dealer reputation site Cars.com, innovative digital marketing technology and services from Dealer Inspire, industry-leading trade-in and appraisal technology from AccuTrade, an exclusive in-market media network, and powerful and predictive AI technologies that enable more efficient and profitable retail operations. Cars Commerce is the essential partner to stay one step ahead in automotive.