Director, Product Management at NCQA (Washington DC)

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NCQA is hiring a Director of Product Management to provide Product and Business leadership for NCQA's evaluation programs!

Product Strategy. Lead the effort to develop clear and compelling vision & strategy for current and future NCQA evaluation programs. Partner with leadership to define the product vision, including identifying the opportunity and actively seeking out new opportunities to further that vision. Liaise with other product line directors to identify opportunities and execute on product roadmaps. Coordinate cross-functional teams to formulate ideas, conduct user and market research, create business cases/models (including pricing, licensing, etc.), and develop product content and requirements. Understand and analyze market offerings and competitor capabilities.Engage with customers to gain firsthand insight on the programs and customer needs.

Product Development. Manage the product development process. Collaborate with Operations, Information Systems, Sales & Marketing teams to ensure successful feature/product launch. Foster a shared understanding of the product throughout the product development team and the broader organization through the creation of user stories and other supporting documents. Develop and manage a product roadmap that aligns with business strategy and market needs. Serve as the go-to expert on the product.

Lifecycle Management. Own the complete product lifecycle from formation to development to delivery and execution and end-to-end commercial success of evaluation programs. Define and track key performance indicators for feature/product launch.

Primary Responsibilities:

Program Definition, Strategy, and Management

  • Content Definition and Roadmap (& Priority)
  • Program Roadmap (& Priority)
  • Use Cases, User Stories, Requirements
  • Customer Experience

Direct all aspects of development, from front-end to launch, for existing and new evaluation programs and services. Activities include:

  • Ideation and Concept Validation
  • Business Case development and Business Planning
  • Gathering voice of customer (VOC)
  • Presenting product ideas to advisory groups and Leadership Team to obtain feedback and refine ideas.
  • Product Design
  • Content Development (e.g. standards, policies & procedures)
  • Operationalization (e.g. business process, systems development, training) & Testing (e.g. beta testing)
  • Project Management (scope, workplans, resourcing, roles and responsibilities, budgets/forecasts, activity coordination, risk identification and mitigation)

Go-To-Market Strategy

  • Market Insights and Competitive Assessment
  • Value Proposition
  • Segments and Targets
  • Messaging
  • Pricing Model / Pricing Strategy

Program Evangelism and Sales Support


  • Select and train team members
  • Assign projects for maximum effectiveness
  • Build team spirit, morale, and interest in projects
  • Conduct performance planning and reviews.


  • Master's degree (or a combination of education and experience which demonstrates the necessary requirements of this position).
  • 6-8 years in relevant health care field with product management or product development experience.
  • Experience soliciting user and industry input and feedback: interviewing customers and non-customers, leading focus groups and co-development efforts for solution design/development.
  • Experience with business cases, analytics and reporting, market trends/analysis, competition analysis, positioning, business modeling, and product roadmap development.
  • Experience with stakeholder/customer/client management and managing tension between stakeholders' wants and needs.
  • Proven ability to develop product and go-to-market strategies, including managing all aspects of a successful product through its lifecycle.
  • Excellent strategic thinking, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Superior problem-solving ability, preferably within a customer environment.
  • Superior project management, time management and organizational skills and the ability to quickly adapt to multiple priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively to ensure adequate resources are brought to bear to meet client needs from throughout the organization.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

NCQA is a drug free workplace. NCQA recruits, hires, trains and promotes individuals, and administers any and all personnel actions, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, citizenship, familial status, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, or other protected statuses under applicable state and federal laws.

NCQA will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).
More Information on NCQA
NCQA operates in the Analytics industry. The company is located in Washington, DC. NCQA was founded in 1990. It has 445 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 11 open jobs at NCQA, click here.
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