Product Manager

Location: Canfield, OH

Department: Corporate Office

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Executive

Blue Sky Therapy

Product Manager

Blue Sky Therapy seeks a Product Manager for Spectra. The Product Manager will be responsible for guiding product strategy, providing vision and developing concepts for new product development. The Spectra Product Manager identifies requirements for functionality, defines the user needs and applications to engineering and makes the business case for the product. In addition, the Product Manager is responsible for communicating the capabilities and advantages (the selling proposition) of our solutions to internal staff and external users, system integrators, system designers and channel partners as well as creating the selling proposition for assigned products.

We will look for you to showcase your intuitive interpersonal skills, outstanding collaborative thinking abilities, research / personal networking skills, and proven leadership to conceptualize products, features and most importantly market them to our customers as the leader of product marketing for your product line(s).

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum B.S.E.E., B.A., or 10 years experience in marketing, sales or product management– preferably within the healthcare technology space
  • At least 10 years of experience in one or more areas: systems in healthcare, EMR, IT solutions in Healthcare
  • A demonstrated history of successfully managing new product development with AIPMM certification preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Familiarity with Power BI very desirable.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Leadership: A demonstrated ability to lead people and achieve results through others in a team environment.
  • Vision and insight: Must have insight into market needs and be able to create a product vision based on these insights.
  • Communication: Must be able to communicate in an effective and compelling manner in real-time and in writing.
  • Planning: Must be able to think ahead, develop comprehensive launch plans and set short and long term goals
  • Management: Must have the ability to plan, organize, and manage multiple priorities. Must be comfortable working in a matrix management environment with dedicated product development teams.
  • Teamwork: Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work and collaborate within a core team.
  • Financial: Must be sufficiently proficient to create, maintain and understand the business case for assigned products.
  • Technology: While an engineering degree is not required, the successful candidate will have a deep understanding of healthcare technologies and applications.
  • Willingness to travel. Approximately 10 - 20% travel required.
  • Field trips (customer visits, trade shows, vendor and special meetings and industry events) per year, as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts research and achieves insight into user requirements and applications. Frequent discussion and interaction with users, integrators, system designers and channel partners within the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Conceives new product / feature / function ideas and champions their development.
  • Creates and maintains the market requirements, product requirements and business case documents required for proposed and underway development programs.
  • Leads business case creation.
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of competitive products’ functionality and is able to articulate our advantages.
  • Attends trade shows, regional and national events, sales events and meetings, dealer events, and other related activities as deemed necessary.
  • Supports market communications and training material development with content and direction.
  • Manages the Spectra portfolio. Makes recommendations for price changes and end of life.

About Spectra:

Founded in 2014, by a group of co-founders in northern California. Spectra was purchased by Blue Sky Therapy in the fall of 2016.  Blue Sky Therapy is a leader in therapy services in the post-acute space.  With the rapidly changing healthcare landscape Spectra will be utilized as tool to connect providers to next level providers, as well as patient and family members.  Blue Sky is in its 31st year of business.

The company’s field support center is located in Canfield, Ohio but serves a broad population throughout the Midwest and into Florida.  Blue Sky’s future growth with Spectra is for Spectra to become a tool that connects providers to providers, family members to providers and patients to providers.  Eventually patients to patients!

Employing over 1000 people, Blue Sky is widely recognized as a great place to work, attracting the best and brightest individuals from all over. The company strives to provide a casual and fun work environment where people are genuinely excited to bring forth their best and let their talent shine. Blue Sky offers its employees an exceptional benefits package, further enhancing its ability to attract and maintain talent.

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