TradePending Wobbly Bird OutlineDirector of Product

TradePending seeks a Director of Product to guide the company’s product strategy and to execute upon the tactics to bring that strategy to life. We build software for automotive dealers, powering trade-in solutions and inventory merchandising across thousands of dealerships’ websites across the country.  

And we have a lot more to build and launch.

What Makes Automotive Exciting…

SaaS models, when paired with great execution, are experiencing huge growth within automotive today. There’s a massive need for dealers to continue modernizing their approach and relationships with customers, with software playing an outsized role in that future. 

What You’ll Be Working On

  • Your primary responsibility is to understand the problems that auto dealerships face through interviews and observation, translating this into actionable insights for the company.
  • A defined and goal-driven approach to Voice-of-Customer research and analysis, with 30% travel – with senior leadership, salefolks, industry conferences, and ad-hoc on your own.
  • Building and maintaining mid and long-term product roadmaps across all product lines.
  • Coordinating with leadership, development, sales and marketing to effectively manage and align all things product.
  • Creating repeatable processes to evaluate and prioritize internal and external product opportunities.

What We’re Looking For

  • Someone in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill NC area – this is not a remote position.
  • Prior experience leading product at a Software-as-a-Service company with a track record of successful product launches, product lifecycle management, and customer retention.
  • Incredible communication – listening, speaking, writing – most importantly with our current and future customers, and also within the company.
  • Curiosity, with the ability to ask the right questions and to be quiet at the right times.
  • A well-defined and clearly articulated plan for joining our team and how you’ll make an impact in the first six months.
  • Prior experience utilizing a framework or methodical approach to product, such as the “Pragmatic Framework”

Your Expectations For Us

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Open and honest communication across the company
  • Challenging yet achievable goals, within a relaxed corporate culture

A Bit About TradePending

  • Founded in 2014, we’ve got 7 years in the market with strong relationships across 1,000s of customers, and we’re profitable.
  • Multi-tiered clients including dealers, OEMs, and clients of our proprietary data via our APIs.
  • Backed by institutional capital that is hungry to invest more in organic growth and through acquisition.
  • Large, proven sales team eager to gain more wallet share.
  • We’ve got an office in downtown Carrboro, NC, with office locations in Charleston, SC, and Richmond, VA, with sales reps across the country.

If you’re interested, email with your resumé or LinkedIn profile, and any other relevant details.

TradePending is an equal opportunity employer.