Vice President of Product Development

The Vice President of Product Management is responsible for all syndicated product development, planning, and client experience. The role leads a cross functional process to create and maintain a client focused portfolio of high quality reports and data sets and ensures that final products meet the value proposition for the solution and exceeds client expectations.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
New Product Development -40-50% of time

  • Develop, manage and maintain process and tools to support the generation of new syndicated and products that are aligned with the strategic objectives of the firm

    • Develop customer intelligence in conjunction with marketing and other sources to define competitors, customers/users, and product opportunities for expansion into strategic markets not already served

  • Lead all phases (ideation, testing, and launch) of new syndicated services and products in coordination with other practice areas, including marketing, sales, and other areas as required

  • Lead the transition of new products from New Product Development into operating teams (syndicated, marketing, and sales) including operations, content generation, sales and marketing support, content creation, and client delivery

  • Facilitate creative and collaborative cross functional teams that generate successful new products

Portfolio Management -20-25% of time

  • Build and maintain cross functional process to optimize syndicated product portfolio based upon; profitability, alignment with client needs, quality of deliverables, opportunities and gaps

  • Review portfolio annually to ensure all products are optimally positioned, meet a client need, and have delivered on value proposition

  • Establish process to review performance and planning of current portfolio to including marketing, practice areas, sales, and finance,

  • Lead cross functional review of portfolio products to assess performance and recommend the portfolio management options to senior leadership for review and approval

Client Experience -20-25% of time

  • Define the client experience required for all products by type, role and users

  • Recommend solutions to achieve and measure the experience in delivery, access, content, topics, and technology that achieve the desired client experience

  • Lead the practice areas in creating and maintaining a consistent client experience across all practices area

Associate Management and Development -5-10%

  • Provide day to day management, supervision and development of 1-2 associates

  • Lead a cross functional teams to achieve the goals of new product and business development

Skills & Abilities Requirements:

  • Translates abstract concepts into firm content and deliverables that are easily communicated to groups

  • Able to build teams and interact effectively with staff at all levels of the company

  • Possess intimate knowledge of the information needs and applications of branded pharmaceutical manufacturers

  • Effectively builds, facilitates and manages cross functional teams

  • Creatively solves problems and identifies solutions

  • Strong personnel management and development skills

  • Able to engage, influence and lead people on other functional teams

  • Able to communicate complex concepts to groups that result in a consensus among participants

  • Outstanding project management skills

  • Excellent conceptual, analytic, inductive and deductive problem solving skills

  • Strong strategic planning, organizational planning and management skills

  • Excellent written and presentation skills

  • Willingness and ability to travel approximately 10-20% of time

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Education & Experience Required:

  • B.S./B.A in relevant field of study required

  • Advanced degree (e.g., MBA, MS, MPH) from top-tier institution preferred

  • 10+ years of experience in new product development of market research and/or decision support services for, pharmaceutical, medical device or other healthcare related industry service and/or data-based product

  • Extensive knowledge of pharmaceutical firms information needs and uses of market research and consulting services

  • 3+ years P&L management experience including budgeting, tracking, and resource allocations to optimize profit

  • 5+ years of personnel management and organizational management experience

  • Brand/product marketing/management experience preferred

  • Experience in the management of complex operational functions in a matrix work environment.


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