Wolters Kluwer Product Manager - Innovation in Topeka, Kansas

Wolters Kluwer Health's Clinical Effectiveness (CE) organization is a fast-growing and innovation-driven healthcare information technology (HIT) provider working on the front lines of clinical care. Our talented team of physician and pharmacist editors, technologists, and product visionaries collaborate to provide advanced clinical decision support solutions that measurably improve clinical effectiveness by helping healthcare professionals provide optimal care for their patients.

This position is responsible for managing the product management activities for the Wolters Kluwer Health -- Clinical Effectiveness Innovation Lab. These activities include working cross-functionally to ensure that our solutions are meeting customer needs, are prioritized appropriately, provides appropriate return on investment, and supports the strategic direction of CE. This role can be based out of our Waltham, MA, Hudson, OH or Indianapolis, IN office.

Essential Duties and responsibilities

  • Identify market problems and work with Product Innovation leadership to prioritize projects

  • Contribute to the development of business plans, forecasting, pricing and positioning of the innovative product concepts

  • Lead new innovative product research efforts and take them from ideation through the stage gate process

  • Lead customer interview sessions and provide analysis of key findings related to market problems and specific workflows

  • Develop wireframes of specific workflow solutions to solve the customer's problems

  • Manage the development and execution of comprehensive, strategic product development and partnership plans aimed at delivering innovative, effective, and highly competitive products and solutions driving positive and meaningful business growth.

  • Working in conjunction with Finance, Content, and Technology, evaluate resources invested in supporting product lines to ensure appropriate resource allocation that drive business performance.

  • Provide product and market leadership for the prototype and engineering team to execute the development of prototypes and functional applications for pilot research

Other Duties

  • Participate in all relevant meetings and assume a leadership role in these meetings as needed.

  • Participate in all corporate training, company initiatives and performance planning exercises.

  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Education: A Bachelors is required. MBA preferred.


  • 7+ years of technology product management experience

  • Experience with Agile development processes

  • Healthcare experience preferred.

Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:

  • Demonstrated written, listening, and verbal communication skills required

  • Demonstrated presentation skills required

  • Demonstrated leadership skill are required

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Ability to build relationships with internal and external customers

  • Team building and innovative attitude

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications

  • Ability to "self-motivate" in a fast paced, high growth environment

  • Ability to work independently

  • The ideal candidate will be

  • Driven

  • High sense of urgency

  • Adaptable

  • Decisive

  • Capable of collaborating with others in CDI, CE and across divisions within WK Health

  • Capable of learning and growing with the company

  • Comfortable with visibility in a fast paced environment

  • Demonstrate objectivity in their evaluation of a business problem

Travel requirements

  • 20% travel

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.

  • The employee is frequently required to stand and walk.

  • The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.

  • The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds and up to 25 pounds.

  • The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job. They're not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities and requirements.


Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 201 annual revenues 7of €4.4 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.

Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

For more information about our solutions and organization, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions, and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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