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Innovation Product Manager

| Chicago
  • Job Description Summary

    CCC's large team of R&D Engineers and Data Scientists are constantly experimenting with cutting edge technology, like Artificial Intelligence, Block Chain, Edge Computing, etc. As Innovation Product Manager, you will be responsible for helping drive R&D efforts by guiding the technology teams to create revolutionary new products aligned with CCC strategy.

    We are looking for an innovator with a demonstrated ability to craft a product vision, get people excited, and drive products quickly to market. In this role, your focus will primarily be on the early stages of the Product Lifecyle including ideation, inception, and deployment.

    Responsibilities will include determining customer/new market needs and priorities, developing market back product requirements, building business cases for new products, and partnering with leadership to ensure effective development and implementation of product plans.

     

    Job Duties

    • Drive roadmap and priorities for CCC Innovation Foundry; proactively engage customers, partners, and internal stakeholders on the product roadmap.
    • Conduct visits with customers, perform competitive analysis, and work with internal teams (e.g., Corporate Strategy, Sales, Consulting, Development, Technical Support) to understand market needs.
    • Create a clear product vision and help guide technology experimentation by setting clear market back requirements and goals.
    • Develop business cases for new products: identification of problem, proposed solution, market sizing, sales projection, costs, execution planning/management etc..
    • Prioritize product enhancements and timelines by making smart, decisive trade-offs using data-driven analysis and sound judgment.
    • Communicate product positioning and strategic value both internally and externally.
    • Support and nurture B2B partners in eliciting early stage feedback and testing of in development solutions.
    • Collaborate with marketing, sales, development teams and other product managers and manage customer expectation around product delivery.
    • Support CCC’s patent process by working jointly with technology teams, other product managers, and internal and external legal counsel.

     

     

    Qualifications

    • 3-5 years of Software Product Management experience.
    • Previous experience with Predictive Analytics products. Artificial intelligence products experience preferred.
    • Bachelor’s Degree in business, engineering, or another technical field.
    • Agile development methodology experience.
    • Ability to build sophisticated quantitative models and business cases.
    • Business requirements authoring/management, Workflow Diagramming.
    • Working knowledge of all aspects of Microsoft Office suite of products.
    • Excellent written communication skills - documentation, presentations, and flowcharts.
    • Excellent verbal communication skills - communicate w/business partners, internal audience, senior management executives, technical analysts, developers and other cross functional staff.

     

    Why Choose CCC:

     

    We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer generous benefit plans and resources designed with employee satisfaction in mind.
    What we value is simple - customers, employee commitment, collaboration and clear communication.

    We hire people who will embrace the company’s goals and productively contribute in ways that help us serve the customer, innovate, and stay strong.
    We make it a priority to keep employees healthy, happy and enriched.

     

    • Healthy - Wellness programs, competitive medical benefit offerings
    • Happy – Recognition programs, a confidential employee assistance program, Perkspot/employee discount program and potentially flexible work arrangements such as staggered start times
    • Enriched – Tuition reimbursement, training and learning programs, and leadership development opportunities

     

    Our corporate headquarters is located in downtown Chicago within the historic Merchandise Mart—a certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building.

     

    Please Note: Contingent Workers, Field Inventory Representatives and Interns are not eligible for the benefits above.

     

    CCC Information Services was recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Mid-Sized Employers in 2018 and ranked #17 in the Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago in 2017 by Built In Chicago.

     

    CCC is ready to help you shift your career into high gear. Let's get started!

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Location

Two city blocks and twenty-five stories of innovation and culture. theMART is interwoven into the fabric of Chicago’s history as an innovator in tech

An Insider's view of CCC

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I've been here 5 years, and I learn something new everyday. I have the opportunity to grow my skill set, the flexibility to spend time with my family, and the support to accomplish my professional goals.

Prasanthi

Manager, Quality Assurance

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

There is a strong focus on learning and progressing from missteps, with the ultimate goal of making sure we meet
business needs. I have the flexibility to talk directly to people outside of my immediate team which speeds up the delivery process, and aids in responsiveness.

Jennifer

Services Delivery Manager - Austin, TX

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

When I started as an intern at CCC, I was trusted to work with extraordinary technology. Now, as a DevOps Manager, I get to work on those technologies and new ones with other pioneers - that type of innovation ignites my creativity.

Amin

Manager, DevOps

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Our teams are technically adept and highly capable. Equally, if not more importantly, they have a passion and desire to learn. We're not satisfied just cranking out code, there is a strong desire to learn about our customers and be creative

John

Director, Product Development

How does the company support your career growth?

Employees get to learn about multiple products across our entire customer base. This allows employees to figure out what area aligns best with their strengths and interests, and where they are looking to grow.

Susanne

Manager, Operations

What are CCC Perks + Benefits

CCC Benefits Overview

Perks are fun, but they should also be highly functional. So we offer more than just free coffee and gym membership benefits (though we've got those, too). We offer comprehensive and well thought-out benefits for your health, happiness and bank account.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
CCC's Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) help employees cover out-of-pocket expenses with pre-tax contributions for medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, and dependent care expenses.
Disability Insurance
CCC provides short-term and long-term disability insurance.
Dental Benefits
CCC provides two dental plans with Aetna, PPO and DMO.
Vision Benefits
CCC provides two vision plans with VSP.
Health Insurance Benefits
CCC offers four medical plans offered through BCBSIL (PPO, Health Savings Account [HSA], Health Care Account [HCA], and Kaiser Permanente HMO.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
CCC's wellness programs includes bio-metric screenings, financial wellness, and weight loss programs. All of these are provided free of charge.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
CCC offers ROTH and/or pre-tax contributions.
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
CCC allows employees to work remotely pending their team and manager's discretion.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Monthly in-house happy hours organized by our CCC employees. Often these have themes for each month depending on time of year. March Madness, Cubs vs White Sox, Mardi Gras, and more!
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
CCC offers tuition reimbursement to an accredited academic institution for all full-time employees up to $5,250 annually.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We know that investing in employee development is crucial. Employees have access to the CCC Learning Academy. The CCC Learning Academy was created as an internal platform for you as an employee. You come here to learn new skills such as time management, cooking, financing a home or career and business development. We empower our employees to learn within these four walls, but then go out and collaborate on these ideas with friends and family

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