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Director, New Product Strategy and Planning (680-547)

Director, New Product Strategy and Planning (680-547)

Job Description

ZOLL LifeVest, a Pittsburgh-based subsidiary of ZOLL Medical Corporation, develops, manufactures and markets a wearable defibrillator for persons with Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) risk in the United States and Europe. The LifeVest is worn by patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), providing protection during their changing condition and while permanent SCA risk has not been established.

The LifeVest allows a patient’s physician time to assess their long-term arrhythmic risk and make appropriate plans. The LifeVest is lightweight and easy to wear, allowing patients to return to their activities of daily living, while having the peace of mind that they are protected from SCA. The LifeVest continuously monitors the patient’s heart and, if a life-threatening heart rhythm is detected, the device delivers a treatment shock to restore normal heart rhythm.

The LifeVest is used for a wide range of patient conditions or situations, including following a heart attack, before or after bypass surgery or stent placement, as well as for those with cardiomyopathy or congestive heart failure that places them at particular risk. The LifeVest is covered by most health plans in the United States, including commercial, state, and federal plans.

Drive the development, management, and execution of new product portfolio and applied research / technology portfolio strategies and tactical plans.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading and driving the development, management, and execution of new product portfolio and applied research / technology portfolio strategies and tactical plans, including market analysis, concept development, and VOC, in partnership with Engineering, to ensure the process is focused on customer needs and time-to-market.
  • Lead role in the development and execution of regulatory strategy for new product approvals.
  • Collaborate with Manager of Clinical Operations to develop clinical plans that support new products from initial phases to market release.
  • Foster relationships with key clinical individuals / organizations within the industry.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Management.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position will have management responsibility over a department of Marketing Managers and Product Managers. Coach / player to product management.

Job Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Educations and/or Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Business administration or a minimum of 7-10 years of experience in medical device or pharmaceutical marketing required.
  • Prior new product planning experience required
  • Experience with sales in the cardiac arena of healthcare.
  • Excellent analytical, strategic thinking and problem solving skills; strong verbal and written communication skills, and well-honed interpersonal and leadership skills are required.
  • Ability to interpret and convey clinical data required. Independent thinking and a high level of initiative and the ability to interact well with physician, customers, and key opinion leaders are essential.
  • Approximately 30% travel and some weekends required for this position.
  • Must be an effective team leader in a fast paced, high visibility environment.

Follow your aspirations to ZOLL Medical Corporation for diverse opportunities, competitive salaries, great benefits and a 401(k) retirement savings plan, all with a company providing the growth and strength to build your future. For immediate consideration, please forward your resume, including cover letter with salary requirements.


ZOLL is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Marketing
Education Graduate Degree
Experience 7 to 10 years
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Biotechnology
Required Travel Up to 50%
Job ID 680
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Director, New Product Strategy and Planning (680-547)

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