American Credit Acceptance

  • Product Development Manager

    Job Location US-SC-Spartanburg
    Posted Date 9 months ago(8/20/2018 11:58 AM)
  • Overview

    The Product Development Manager is a professional who ensures that teams and resources are devoted to the companies most important business goals and are taking the “shortest path” to achieving those goals. Sometimes also called a Business Project Leader, our Manager will work under the VP, Operations Strategy and Innovation in support of and leading multiple cross-functional Product Development Teams.  Operating as an Internal Consultant and Business Change Leader to solve problems that lead to an increase in American Credit Acceptance’s return on assets and profitable growth, the Product Development Manager will have the opportunity to make multiple, material impacts across the organization.


    • Supports VP, Operations Strategy and Innovation in the Leadership of Product Development Teams in the effective management and control of projects, principally in the areas of strategy, planning, operational change and experimentation, and technology.
    • Will serve as project leader of multiple Product Development Teams in conjunction with support of VP’s teams.
    • Communicate with senior company leaders, operational leaders and front-line associates to set and achieve goals.
    • Provide weekly / monthly reporting of shared resources, Project metrics and Portfolio updates.
    • Analyzes product development schedule and resource allocation and data requirements for full lifecycle
    • Performs various Product Development administration tasks, including coordinating meetings, documenting meeting recaps, and performing percentage of completion analysis.
    • Manage activities related to on-boarding internal and external resource related to program / project.
    • Communicate ideas for implementing and improving Product Development with a positive and constructive attitude, and for promoting this attitude in team members.
    • Prepare and maintain Product Development Communication Plans.
    • Provide sound business judgment, apply logical thinking, in-depth analysis and initiative for the Product Development process.


    • 2-5 years of relevant experience as a project manager, consultant, strategic analyst, or business leadership
    • Previous experience in the delivery of projects, product development or analysis
    • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills, above average listening skills a must
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to see the big picture while focusing on the detail
    • Solid organizational skills including ability to make executive presentations
    • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office - Excel & Word:  Strong proficiency required
      SharePoint experience strongly desired



    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Excellent academic achievements



    To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate the characteristics ACA’s Guiding Principles:


    Integrity- Conduct all business in an honest, forthright, and ethical manner.


    Partnership- Honor commitments and develop enduring relationships grounded in mutual trust, respect, service, and reliability. This applies to customers, teammates, investors, financial partners, vendors, and our communities.

    Humility- Recognize what we do not know, actively seek knowledge and guidance in our decision making, and acknowledge, learn and grown from our mistakes.


    Principled Entrepreneurship- Create long-term value by anticipating opportunities for profitable growth, satisfying the evolving needs of the customer, and embracing change while striving for continuous improvement. Exercise sound judgment and take calculated risks to deliver superior results.


    Initiative- Be decisive and passionately pursue opportunities with a sense of urgency while continuously adapting and refining strategies.


    Fulfillment- Reach our full potential by developing our talents, earning meaningful responsibility, and overcoming challenges as a team, and find purpose in the positive impact we have on our business, family, and community.


    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    No Immediate Supervisory Responsibility


    Work Environment and Physical Demands - This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work - This is a full-time position generally working a Monday through Friday 8 am – 5 pm schedule


    Travel - Up to 15% travel may be needed in this role. 


    EEO Statement

    ACA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.  ACA complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.


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