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Product Development Manager

Primary Location: Wellesley, Massachusetts
Additional Locations: MA-Wellesley
The Product & Solutions Management team is looking for a strategic thinker with excellent judgment and business sense for the role of Product Development Manager. This leader will join a dynamic and growing team within Aetna that is striving to transform the delivery of healthcare from fixing members when they are not well to providing members the services they need to achieve their personal health ambitions. The role specifically focuses on developing innovative clinical, digital, and service products that differentiates Aetna in the marketplace andimproves our members healthcare experience.

Fundamental Components:
  • Seek and maintain comprehensive understanding of internal and external marketplace influences and competitive pressures.
  • Leverages in-depth marketplace and product knowledge to direct the strategy and implementation of product development initiatives.
  • Develop a deep understanding and empathy of customer needs, and provides product requirements to business partners to ensure products/solutions are able to meet customer expectations.
  • Thrives under conditions of ambiguity and uncertainty, and is able to drive effective product offerings to customers to meet organizational goals.
  • Applies strong business case rigor to new product development efforts, and is able to successfully defend the business case to executive leadership.
  • Establish and manage significant cross-functional development and implementation work groups.
  • Anticipate resource needs, set priorities, establish accountabilities, define roles/responsibilities and manage relationships to secure necessary resources not under direct control
  • Conduct focus group sessions that include account managers, sales leads, brokers, and consultants to obtain voice of customer feedback.
  • Lead solution development from concept to sunset, and is accountable for the product performance once launched.

Background Experience:
  • 5-7 years work experience
  • Product development and/or management experience preferred.
  • The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • MBA or equivalent graduate degree preferred.

Required Skills:
General Business - Consulting for Solutions, General Business - Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen, General Business - Turning Data into Information

Desired Skills:
Finance - Delivering Profit and Performance, General Business - Applying Reasoned Judgment, General Business - Ensuring Project Discipline

Functional Skills:
General Management - Data analysis & interpretation, General Management - Process & quality improvement, General Management - Product development, Products-Medical - All Aetna Standard Plans, Project Management - Project Manager

Technology Experience:
Desktop Tool - Microsoft Outlook, Desktop Tool - Microsoft PowerPoint, Desktop Tool - Microsoft Word, Desktop Tool - TE Microsoft Excel

Potential Telework Position:

Percent of Travel Required:
10 - 25%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

Candidate Privacy Information:
Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

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